Tag Sustainable Development

Balancing Ambition and Reality: An Analysis of Net-Zero Emission Goals

Balancing Ambition and Reality: An Analysis of Net-Zero Emission Goals

Policymakers have failed to recognise the role of climate, forest and biodiversity in ensuring the welfare of people through sustainable development. This is obvious as the trajectory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, led by fossil fuel production, is on the upswing despite the governments’ efforts to fulfil commitments to achieve net-zero emissions.
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Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward

In the context of climate change events across the Indian subcontinent, the IMPRI Center for Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (CECCSD) at the IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi, recently presented a transformative event. The six-week immersive online introductory certificate training course, titled "Understanding the Nuances of Climate Change in the Indian Subcontinent: Impact and Way Forward," unfolded on six consecutive Saturdays, spanning from August 5 to September 9, 2023. The sessions took place from 3 to 5 p.m. IST on the Zoom platform, offering a unique opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to delve into the complexities of climate change, particularly in the Indian subcontinent and South Asia.
Sugar-Coated Illusions: The Flaws of Ethanol Fuel

Sugar-Coated Illusions: The Flaws of Ethanol Fuel

If there is a wild goose running for its life ahead of the target to blend ethanol into petrol up to 20 per cent of the volume by the end of 2025-26, it is keeping itself pretty invisible. But make no mistake, any attempt to use a farm-grown crop like sugarcane to produce biofuels is little more than a wild goose chase.
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Stalemate on GMO Crop Policies: A Barrier to Agricultural Advancement

A Amarender Reddy GEAC’s Recommendation and the Promise of DMH-11 The government’s Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environmental release of transgenic Dhara Mustard Hybrid-11 (DMH-11) for testing in farmers’ field crops and seed production. If testing in…