By Rishu Garg and Garima Singh.

With its aim to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all”, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) echoes the overarching principle of the UN 2030 Agenda — ‘Leave No One Behind’.

Energy is central to…


In an email interaction with CSTEP, Mr Jamshyd N Godrej , Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce, and Former Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) President, shares his views on what India’s stand at COP26 should be.

CSTEP: What is the position that India should take at COP26? Specifically, should…


This article is the first in the Risk Watch series of blogs by CSTEP, which examines the lacunae in the current ways of assessing climate risks.

By Tashina Madappa Cheranda & Kritika Adesh Gadpayle.

Nine months into 2021, and India, a country with a population of about 1.4 billion has…


By Communications & Policy Engagement Team.

At CSTEP, the objective has always been to make a difference. It has been about being a force for good, contributing to improving the quality of life of people in India, who make up nearly 18% of the global population.

As we observe the…


By Merlin Francis.

In January this year, the massive ozone hole over Antarctica closed completely. The milestone meteorological event occurred for the first time in 40 years since scientists began monitoring the ozone hole, and 34 years since the signing of the Montreal Protocol.

This may give us reason to…


By Shri Ravi Agrawal, Additional Secretary, MoEF&CC.

16th September each year is celebrated as World Ozone Day to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987, an international environmental treaty for phasing out of production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. …


By Khileshwar Kumar Priya.

The power sector is in the throes of a transition. This change is being driven mainly by renewable energy integration, energy storage technologies to support the renewables, and smart meters. By tracking electricity usage round the clock, smart metering facilitates dynamic pricing (raising or lowering the…


By Krithika Ravishankar.

“Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” — the theme for this year’s International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies 2021 — is upfront in acknowledging the ubiquity of air-pollution effects, calling for collective efforts to improve our air for a better tomorrow.

Estimating the success/failure of air-pollution control…


By Jaymin Gajjar.

Public health concerns have grown tremendously during the past two years because of the pandemic. The outbreak has led to a significant loss of lives and has serious implications for public health.

Some global studies have revealed a strong connection between air pollution — especially PM2.5 and…


By Mr S Ramadorai.

Today, air pollution is a matter of grave concern for both public health and the environment. It poses numerous risks to human health and is an avoidable cause of death and diseases worldwide. …

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