A house demolished by Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal (Photo by Abhishek Das / Alamy)

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind broken houses, rotting fish

People in the Sundarbans wonder why they bother rebuilding when their land is being taken by the sea and their huts will fall down again in the next cyclone

The coronavirus epidemic is a wake up call to climate action (Image by Trinity Care Foundation)

Covid-19 pandemic: lessons for climate crisis

We have to invest in resilience-building measures, especially in health infrastructure, and weather and disease forecast systems, addressing training and adaptive capacity needs

Cyclone Amphan has caused massive damage in Kolkata (Photo by Alamy)

Cyclone Amphan tears through Bengal, millions affected

The morning after the strongest cyclone ever to hit West Bengal shows tremendous destruction. There is still no news from much of Sundarbans

Cyclone Amphan rages amid pandemic, no space in shelters

In West Bengal, evacuees and people quarantined for possible coronavirus infections are crammed inside the same buildings because there are no other shelters

India wants its solar industry to be self-reliant (Photo by Klaus-Uwe Gerhardt)

India lowers solar tariffs to favour local production

The federal government has reduced solar tariffs for central public sector companies to boost domestic production of photovoltaic cells and modules

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

Policymaking

Covid-19 pandemic: lessons for climate crisis

We have to invest in resilience-building measures, especially in health infrastructure, and weather and disease forecast systems, addressing training and adaptive capacity needs

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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