FEDERAL INACTION: RECENT TRENDS IN CONSUMPTION AND EMISSIONS IN THE US
There is a narrative in the US that the lack of federal commitment to mitigate emissions is not a problem now that businesses, cities and states have pledged action. But how correct is this narrative? Can the US meet its Paris Agreement goal without the support from the federal government? We mine the database to find some answers.
A COMMENTARY ON CONSUMPTION
What is sustainable consumption? Can we solve the climate crisis with an ultimate win-win: consume but not pollute? This paper raises these uncomfortable questions and establishes that Efficiency is not Sufficiency.
NEW MARKET MECHANISM UNDER THE PARIS AGREEMENT
The proposal, submitted to the UNFCCC in 2018, elaborates how the New Market Mechanism under the Paris Agreement should be designed to achieve real carbon emission reductions. It also proposes a non-market mechanism to enhance the sequestration of carbon on land and forests.
THE GLOBAL GOAL ON ADAPTATION
The Paris Agreement talks about a Global Goal on Adaptation without exemplifying what that goal should be. This report proposes a completely new framework on adaptation and how a global goal can be constructed around it.
GLOBAL APPROACHES TO ADAPTATION PLANNING
The report reviews the approaches to adaptation followed by different countries—developed and developing—in an attempt to understand the best way to plan adaptation.
NEED FOR A GLOBALLY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE MECHANISM WITHIN UNFCCC
This was a proposal submitted to the Warsaw Mechanism on Loss & Damage to protect farmers from climate-induced extreme weather events.
INSURING AGRICULTURE IN TIMES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
A scoping study on the role of agriculture insurance in protecting farmers of Asia and Africa from extreme weather events
PRADHAN MANTRI FASAL BIMA YOJANA
Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) is one of the world’s largest crop-insurance schemes supported by the government. This report assesses the performance of PMFBY and recommends changes to make it more effective as a safety net to combat climate change.
GLOBAL STOCKTAKE UNDER THE PARIS AGREEMENT
Global Stocktake (GST) in the Paris Agreement is to assess collective progress toward the Agreement’s long-term goals. But how do we ensure that GST review operationalizes equity and enhances ambition? This policy brief provides some key pointers for the same.
INDIAN CLIMATE RESEARCH NETWORK: NEWSLETTER 1
Indian Climate Research Network (ICRN) was an initiative of the Centre for Science & Environment, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and IISc Bengaluru to promote climate change research in India. This is the first newsletter of ICRN.
INDIAN CLIMATE RESEARCH NETWORK: NEWSLETTER 2
Indian Climate Research Network (ICRN) was an initiative of the Centre for Science & Environment, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and IISc Bengaluru to promote climate change research in India. This is the second newsletter of ICRN.