A recent survey shows that an estimated 6 million people in 32 counties have been affected by the prolonged drought following a fifth consecutive poor rainfall season especially in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) counties.

This policy brief aims to provide a review of the current progress on implementing the Mali national action plan on AMR, identifies critical gaps, and highlights findings to accelerate further progress in the human health sector.

The study explores learnings, evidence, and recommendations on creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for rural women emanating from gender-forward initiatives deployed by the Powering Livelihoods (PL) programme to mainstream women in the Distributed renewable energy (DRE) powered livelihoods.

Variable renewable energy tenders issued annually in India have fallen from 40 gigawatts (GW) in 2019 to about 28GW in 2022.

In what could be one of the effective ways to deal with the issue of air pollution linked to stubble burning, all coal based thermal power plants located in Delhi-NCR and adjoining area will have to mandatorily use a minimum 5% blend of pellets made of crop residue with coal annually.

The paper examines the relative export competitiveness (REC) of eight agricultural commodities (rice, wheat, maize, gram, groundnut, onion, bovine meat and shrimp) from 1990 to 2020. The findings reveal that India’s export of rice was the most competitive, followed by groundnut, shrimp, gram, onion and bovine meat.

This paper summarizes how battery reuse and recycling can strengthen the environmental and social benefits of a global transition to electric vehicles. It estimates the volumes of end-of-life vehicle batteries that could be reused in second-life applications up to 2050.

This global assessment provides an overview of developments in the geothermal sector and the factors that will shape the geothermal market in the near future. Geothermal energy – a clean and reliable source of heat and electricity – will play a critical role in the clean energy transition alongside other renewable energy sources.

The world is at risk of descending into a climate “doom loop”, a thinktank report has warned. It said simply coping with the escalating impacts of the climate crisis could draw resources and focus away from the efforts to slash carbon emissions, making the situation even worse.

Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an enormous shock to mortality, economies, and daily life. But what has received insufficient attention is the impact of the pandemic on the accumulation of human capital—the health, education, and skills—of young people. How large was the setback, and how far are we still from a recovery?