Desh Deshantar - Agreement on battling Climate Change in COP21: What does it entail?
Guests: Om Thanvi, Former Editor, Jansatta ; Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General of CSE ; M C Mehta, Advocate, Supreme Court ; Sopan Joshi, Researcher and Journalist, Gandhi Peace Foundation.
The Big Picture - Paris Climate Accord
Guests: Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, CSE ; Soma Banerjee Principal, Energy & Infrastructure, CII ; Nitin Desai, Former Deputy Secretary General, UN ; Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, Consulting Editor, The Business Standard.
The World is standing at a crossroad where if we do not put a lid on the emission of greenhouse gases, in a few decades, we shall be heading towards an environmental disaster. With the climate change conference in Paris underway, will it be possible for various world leaders to look beyond blame game and actually hammer out an agreement that everyone will follow in letter and spirit? Should industrialised countries do more in terms of providing finance and accessibility to clean and green technology? In the long term how do we reduce our carbon footprint?
As people cough and wheeze their way through their lives in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal says 'enough is enough'. They want to know just what the Delhi government intends to do to improve the quality of air in Delhi. Does the government have any solutions? This on a day when Union Minister Maneka Gandhi seems to contradict the government by suggesting that it's not enough to blame the West for global warming.
China has been subject to floods, droughts and heatwaves for millennia. However, in recent decades climate risks have been changing rapidly for different groups of people and sectors – posing a significant challenge for China’s policy makers. In this short video we describe how China has been working to understand and respond to climatic risk, based on research conducted for the Adapting to Climate Change in China project and published in a book, Climate Risk and Resilience, edited by two of the INTASAVE-CARIBSAVE Group's in-house experts:
This documentary film from filmmaker Varial* chronicles the impacts of climate change and deforestation on the indigenous communities who live in and around the Maya Forest in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and their efforts to both combat it and adapt to it. The film captures stirring images and interviews emotionally depicting the toll that changing rain patterns have had on the Mayans, forcing them to adapt their agricultural practices and, in some cases, migrate to cities.