09 Oct 2010

I represent the Forum for Better Visakha (FBV) based at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. We have been active for quite sometime in highlighting the meaning of "development" as perceived by the local communities. I have tried to document the relevant concerns in my article on Sompeta in Economic and Political Weekly.

06 Oct 2010

An advanced notification system on daily air quality is developed for the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, under the "Clean Air for Delhi 2010 and Beyond" program.

03 Oct 2010

It is in the interest of developing countries to agree to legally binding national emission limits alone to secure their fair share of the global carbon budget.

28 Sep 2010
For the city of Delhi, an air quality index methodology was proposed and applied for six criteria pollutants - PM10, PM2.5, CO, NOx, SO2, and Ozone and analyzed for trends in the past three years of data. The AQI is reported on a scale of 0 to 500 and subdivided into six colored bins for easy understanding of the common person and the media.
25 Sep 2010
At a recent Interdisciplinary Group Meeting in UTTIPEC (http://uttipec.nic.in/), I gave a presentation on the path that planners, engineers and designers in the government should/ could take to achieve the World Class City goals of Delhi.
08 Sep 2010

The rejection of forest clearance for mining Niyamgiri is indeed a historic decision.

03 Jul 2010

India’s response: point by point and blunt

For once, India’s submission to the climate secretariat (AWG-LCA) was blunt and took on the US head on.

03 Jul 2010

India launched its National Solar Mission last year. The aim is ambitious – to build capacity of 22,000 mw by 2022. Clearly this is critical: if we can upscale our solar energy generation, we also build the ‘learning’ needed for the world – prices will drop, technology will grow, new answers will be found. But the question is how is this programme working?

03 Jul 2010

Three negotiation related documents that I have been sitting on, which need to be put on public record, are: