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Harvested oil palm fruits at a plantation in southern India (Photo by Alamy)

India needs to make palm oil production sustainable

As India takes steps to increase edible oil production, controlling deforestation while boosting palm oil production will help it meet its Paris Climate Agreement pledges

Coal mining is set to increase in India (Photo by Joerg Boethling / Alamy)

India’s push for more coal to increase methane emissions

India proposes to open 52 new coal mines of at least one million tonne capacity each, which could increase the country’s methane emissions by 45 million tonnes in 20 years


Greening India’s Workforce: Gearing up for Expansion of Solar and Wind Power in India

India’s clean energy goals have the potential to put 34,583 people to work in wind power, 58,647 in utility solar and 237,980 in rooftop solar jobs over the next five years. Solar jobs will be well distributed across India, with Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in the lead. Wind jobs, like wind capacity, are likely to be concentrated in a few states that have high wind potential…Read more

Mapping Multiple Climate-related Hazards in South Asia

This research report presents the first comprehensive overview of the multiple climate hazard risks, and the proposed key issues and challenges facing South Asia. It suggests methods for mapping such risks and estimating their impacts on people and agriculture in South Asia by carrying out regional, country-wise and sub-national assessment of five climate-related risks that include floods, droughts, extreme rainfall, extreme temperature and sea-level rise…Read more

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investments Report 2017

A new report by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance tells the story of the latest developments, signs and signals in the financing of renewable power and fuels. The report says that the investment in renewables capacity in 2016 was roughly double of that in fossil fuel generation, although total investment was $241.6 billion (excluding large hydro), the lowest since 2013…Read more



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