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Extreme Heat Threatens Health, Jobs, and Democracy in India

Extreme Heat Threatens Health, Jobs, and Democracy in India

By Chirag Dhara
As with any environmental disaster, the impact of heat stress hits the poor harder than the privileged.

Indian Parties Give Climate Issues the Cold Shoulder in Election Campaigns

Indian Parties Give Climate Issues the Cold Shoulder in Election Campaigns

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Even as India reels under a series of heatwaves and forest fires, environment and climate change issues are barely mentioned in campaign speeches and manifestos.
Climate Change Hardly a Burning Issue for Indian Voters

Climate Change Hardly a Burning Issue for Indian Voters

By Sajan Thomas and Titto Idicula
The expectation for Indian politicians to “be with the people” now encompasses standing with them through their lived experiences of climate change.

Negotiating Climate Finance: India’s Leadership Role in the Global South

Negotiating Climate Finance: India’s Leadership Role in the Global South

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
The new government in India will have to work through the politics of climate finance, inclusion, and just transition in an increasingly fragmented world order. 

What It Will Take for India to Address Climate Change? 

What It Will Take for India to Address Climate Change? 

By Divya Sharma and Avantika Shrivastava
Climate pledges and the energy transition can only truly be achieved when these are linked with development promises. At present, however, there seems to be a gap. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

BJP’s International and Subnational Energy Commitments: A Balancing Act

BJP’s International and Subnational Energy Commitments: A Balancing Act

By Smiti Mathur
Election manifesto promises like 24/7 electricity and continuous power supply for agriculture either require fossil fuel reliance or long-term investments.

Swallowed by Water, in the Sundarbans There Is Nowhere Else to Go

Swallowed by Water, in the Sundarbans There Is Nowhere Else to Go

By Piya Srinivasan
Poor and lower-caste women shoulder the worst impacts of climate change in the Sundarbans. The area also highlights key lessons on building climate resilience.
Climate Change and Poor Planning Combine in India’s Devastating Monsoon Season

Climate Change and Poor Planning Combine in India’s Devastating Monsoon Season

By Sibi Arasu
The devastation of this year's monsoon season in India has been unusual, as the problem of climate change-boosted rain is worsened by unregulated development.

An Era of Extremes in South Asia: A Crisis of Health, Development, and Policy Planning

An Era of Extremes in South Asia: A Crisis of Health, Development, and Policy Planning

By Ishani Palandurkar
South Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate extremes, which bring serious health complications.

Heat and Debt: Climate Change and Poverty in Rural South Asia

Heat and Debt: Climate Change and Poverty in Rural South Asia

By Sandeep Kandikuppa
The weather-related struggles faced by informal workers of India are intimately linked to the debt crisis that has long been brewing in the countryside.

With India’s Electrical Grid Under Strain, Rural Hospitals and Clinics Find Reliable Power in Rooftop Solar

With India’s Electrical Grid Under Strain, Rural Hospitals and Clinics Find Reliable Power in Rooftop Solar

By Sibi Arasu
The reliability that solar has brought has been a revelation.
Why South Asia Should Embrace Climate Migration

Why South Asia Should Embrace Climate Migration

By Mahika Khosla
Migration is often framed as a failure of climate adaptation. It’s better seen as an effective and sustainable response to climate change.   

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