Aakanksha Tiwari, Researcher - Environment and Climate Action

A Comprehensive Webinar Report of the Energy Finance Workshop 2021: The Status of Coal Financing in India

Fri, 11/06/2021 - 10:32

In India, coal consumption and production has doubled in the last 15 years. The federal government sees coal as a key driver of economic growth in the coming decades as well. Traditionally, coal mining and coal based power generation have been funded by the public enterprise and operated by the State. The speakers on day one spoke about various topics involving coal financing and they shared their answers to the following questions:

  • How does public financing of coal take place in India and how is it linked to climate change? 
  • What role does international financing institutions play in funding coal in India? 
  • How can the banking sector redeem itself in bringing about “just transition” in the Indian energy sector?
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A Comprehensive Webinar Report of the Energy Finance Workshop 2021: The Status of Coal Financing in India

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 12:05

In India, coal consumption and production has doubled in the last 15 years. The federal government sees coal as a key driver of economic growth in the coming decades as well. Traditionally, coal mining and coal based power generation have been funded by the public enterprise and operated by the State. The speakers on day one spoke about various topics involving coal financing and they shared their answers to the following questions:

Environmental Impact Assessment Notifications in India: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

Thu, 08/10/2020 - 16:12

The draft EIA notification 2020 got a lot of traction from different stakeholders and rightly so because of the effects it is likely to have on the environment. So, before Draft EIA 2020 what were the rules? Were they any better? Let's have a look at their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

The emergence of Environmental Impact Assessment in India

Thu, 03/09/2020 - 16:15

In the current scenario of rising developmental activities and dilution of green laws in India, the author decodes the journey of EIA from 1994 to 2020 and throws light on shift in concern from environmental protection towards industrial development through amendments in EIA Notifications.