Nexon EV by Tata Motors has started making inroads in India (Photo by Tata Motors)

Electric cars to remain in slow lane in India

Weak consumer appetite, lack of charging infrastructure and a high payback period is holding back adoption of electric cars for personal use in India

Investors are now trying to account for climate risks to rein in planet-warming emissions (Photo by Alamy)

Best of 2020: Climate risk plans needed for investors in India

Financial institutions in India will have to integrate climate risk considerations in their investment decisions and portfolio management to mitigate impacts

Electric 3-wheelers running on lead acid batteries have proliferated across Indian cities (Photo by Petr Svarc / Alamy)

Best of 2020: Light vehicles rev up India’s electric mobility market

In a promising outlook for light mobility, penetration of electric 3-wheelers in India may rise up to 75% by 2030, followed by 2-wheelers at 35%

Renewable energy will overtake coal-fired electricity in five years (Photo by Alamy)

Best of 2020: India to lead renewable energy surge

Renewable power is surging despite the Covid-19 crisis and is on track to become the largest source of electricity by 2025, ending the dominance of coal

Licypriya Kangujam wearing an oxygen mask to highlight the problem of air pollution (Photo source: Twitter)

Best of 2020: Child activists lead the fight against climate change

Concerned about the dangers of climate change and environmental degradation, children in India have taken to activism, demanding their rights to a better future

Reports

India Solar Rooftop Map 2017

The latest edition of the report shows that India added 678 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the financial year ended March 31, growing at 81% year-on-year and reaching a total installed capacity of 1.4 GW. Strong market fundamentals including falling costs and improving debt financing mean that the segment will continue its strong growth trajectory…Read more

Brown to Green: the G20 Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

G20 countries have stepped up green finance, but their investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the well below 2 degree warming limits set in the Paris Agreement will be missed by a wide margin, says the 2017 report. This third edition of the annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries on how they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance and decarbonisation…Read more

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Events

18-21 June: Adaptation Futures 2018

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa  Organiser: Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

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