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Climate diplomacy and India: an insider’s view

Jairam Ramesh, India’s environment minister from May 2009 to July 2011, recalls the complex negotiations at two key climate conferences that led the way to the Paris Agreement

I became India’s Minister of Environment and Forests in May 2009 with instructions from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to change both the substance and style of India’s climate diplomacy…Read More

Sinking Sundarbans islands underline climate crisis

Although millions living in Sundarbans islands are as much at risk from rising seas as those in the Pacific Ocean such as Tuvalu, Kiribati and Fiji, there isn’t a fraction of global concern for them

Kalyani Mandal has gone way past hope. Living in Dhoblat Shibpur, a coastal village on Sagar Island in the Sundarbans estuary, her house has been washed away by the sea thrice in 10 years…Read More

Best of 2017: Only solution is if global money goes green

Combating climate change needs money that is only available in global bond and equity markets, which are heavily invested in fossil fuels; public finances are needed to make them change direction

Trillions of dollars. That is what India said it needed to deal with climate change in 2015, and it is only one of – though one of the biggest – the developing countries. Where will this come from?…Read more

Best of 2017: Climate insurance not enough for loss and damage

Insurance initiatives for those vulnerable to climate change impacts is a move in the right direction, but more needs to done to account for the loss and damage suffered by communities that have done little to add to global warming

Two major global insurance initiatives were launched at the Bonn climate summit that aim to provide insurance to hundreds of millions of…Read more