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Social Media Poster: Climate Change - Greenhouse Gasses

Thu, 14/10/2021 - 08:47
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#Greenhouse gases (GHG) like Carbon dioxide, Methane, Nitrous oxide etc. are mainly responsible for warming the planet as it absorbs the heat radiated from the sun and traps it in the atmosphere. Increasing concentrations of GHG in the atmosphere exacerbates #ClimateChange.

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Social Media Poster: Climate Change - Global Warming

Tue, 12/10/2021 - 08:36
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Everyone talks about #ClimateChange. But do we really know what it means? Please follow this space to know about its basics. Making climate change a dining room conversation is vital to voice our opinion and bring the change we want to see. #ActOnClimate 

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A brief insight into why ecocide should be prosecuted as an international crime

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:29

The debate between ecology and development is never-ending and has spanned for centuries. For the development of any country, a slight compromise on the ecological front is an unwarranted side-effect. However, due consideration has to be given to determine the extent to which the ecological depletion of resources can be justified.

Thermal Watch Initiative, Phase - VI

CAG, with support from the SED Fund, will be looking to contribute to environmental sustainability and good governance by building a narrative for the phase-out of coal and the adoption of climate-friendly alternatives for energy security through a combination of demystification, awareness generation, capacity building, research and technical interventions.

 

In the balance between economy and environment, the understanding has been that they act in opposition to each other. This belief has directed actions of the government, leading to expedited clearances for setting up of industries. This leaves precious little time for communities, independent experts, activists and CSOs to undertake detailed impact analysis of the proposed projects on the local environment. There is an increasing concern about the extensive environmental damage that industries cause and the lack of public knowledge around rules and regulations of environmental governance in India. The Tamil Nadu (TN) state government is increasingly reliant on fossil fuels for energy security. Renewable energy is not seen as adequate for handling the growing demand, and coal power plants are being proposed to provide for growth in energy demand. There is a need for the engagement of experts, CSOs and academics to engage with the TN government for developing a transparent and accountable energy security plan for the state that is not heavily reliant on coal. CAG is looking at filling this gap by actively engaging with the TN government to plan for decarbonised energy security for the state.

In order to achieve this, we will be taking steps to focus on interventions towards the phase-out of coal and the adoption of clean alternatives for the energy security of Tamil Nadu. There is a lack of regulation and oversight from the state when it comes to retiring/decommissioning old thermal power plants (TPP). There is no guideline for decommissioning TPPs in India. CAG will develop understanding and capacity towards building a decommissioning guideline for TPPs. We will continue our engagement with the local communities and help them navigate the path to social and environmental justice. This will be achieved through knowledge sharing and outreach meetings and using demystified material relating to environmental regulation in India.

There has been growing interest among Indian policymakers to adopt geoengineering technologies in India’s energy sector. Geoengineering is a deliberate and large-scale technological manipulation of processes to control earth’s natural climate system with the aim to limit the damaging effects of the climate crisis. CAG intends to spread awareness regarding the risk of geoengineering technologies in India by engaging in research, networking, and building a knowledge bank on the topic.

 

St(o)ppwatch - April 2021

Sat, 01/05/2021 - 12:23

In this edition, we help you understand the concept of 'net-zero'. And is working towards 'net-zero' going to halt global warming? We also bring you good news from India - the Mahila Housing SEWA Trust is creating women climate leaders. Read through to discover even more!

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How do you stop Wetland abuse?

Sat, 19/01/2019 - 11:41

The recent IPCC report indicates that coastal cities like Chennai are prone to submergence, flooding, and other natural disasters. The city urgently needs to build accountability for poor management of wetland resources. The dangers of failing to do so were highlighted in a seminar on wetland abuse, which brought together senior researchers, fisherfolk, government officials, and experts.

Lessons from the Floods in Chennai in 2015

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 16:02

A documentation of urban flood management and disaster preparedness for lessons for urban governance

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