September 28, 2021

Satyagraha of Self Regulation: How “Wise-phones” and wise humans can offset years of cherry-picking of scientific discoveries and help avert a climate apocalypse

The right to unrestricted access to the Internet ought to coexist with the responsibility to self-regulate consumption of smartphone Internet activity. The fate of the planet lies in the hands of the consumer.  There is nothing “smart” about a phone whose […]
August 13, 2021

United States and India as Partners in Climate Action

In this week’s episode of Policy Beyond Politics Podcast, CPPR Research Fellow Purvaja Modak and Dr Jessica Seddon, who is the Global Lead for air quality at the World Resources Institute, discuss on the topic United States and India as […]
August 12, 2021

US and India as Partners in Climate Action: A Clean Energy Agenda

The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting a 10-month long project on US – India Relations: Change, Continuity and Transformation. This project is supported by the US Consulate General Chennai, Public Affairs Section. The project aims at studying […]
June 15, 2021

Future of climate change and corporate responsibility

In this episode of CPPR’s Policy Beyond Podcast series, CPPR Research Fellow Purvaja Modak talks to Dr Harisankar K Sathyapalan about the landmark ruling by a Dutch Court against Shell group and what it could mean for climate change litigations worldwide. […]
June 9, 2021

Corporate polluters must watch out

In a landmark ruling rendered recently, a Dutch court ordered the Royal Dutch Corporation, and all other entities jointly forming the Shell group, to cut the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by a net 45 per cent at […]
September 24, 2019

The role of reinsurance companies in building resilience

India in the recent past has seen extreme weather events triggered by climate change. With rapid human advancements and escalating climate change, studies show that natural disasters are going to be a frequent phenomenon than ever. Economic losses due to […]
September 7, 2019

G7 Summit: A Necessary Evil

The world is witnessing extraordinary events like Amazon fires, climate change, trade wars, inter-state conflicts and so on. Almost every developed state in the Western hemisphere is going through one or the other crisis that has pulled them from the […]
July 5, 2019

India at G20 Osaka Summit

The G20 Osaka summit, hosted in Japan on June 28-29, was in the shadow of a climate of increasing trade hostility. This article ponders over the relevance of the G20 in today’s multipolar world of numerous multilateral organisations and the […]
October 4, 2016

Book on Climate Change Paradigms

The 2015 UN Climate Change Summit, COP21(21st session of Conference of Parties), held in Paris was the most significant conference on climate change since Copenhagen, as the 196 nations that were parties to the agreement had set themselves a deadline […]
July 15, 2016
Brexit

BREXIT – A Climate of Political Uncertainties

The referendum in Britain to exit from the European Union revealed how an extended caveat of global warming – Syrian refugee crisis has indebted to the death knell for European Union’s stability as a united bloc. The refugee crisis in […]
June 20, 2016

Climate Change: Should You Bother?; The Indian Economist, June 15, 2016

Climate change, how real is it? Two decades have passed since the issue of climate change and its global impact has made media headlines, led to several rounds of diplomatic negotiations and inspired countless disaster movies. While, global public opinion […]
December 1, 2015

India looking at ‘just pact’ in Paris Climate talks: Ajay Mathur

Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, Government of India; Designated Director General, TERI -The Energy and Resources Institute, delivered the Inaugural Address during the International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’. The Conference was organized […]
November 30, 2015

Proceedings of International Conference on ‘Climate Change Paradigms’

The two-day International Conference on “Climate Change Paradigms”, conceptualized and organised by the Centre for Strategic Studies, Centre Public Policy Research, Kochi with the support of the US Consulate-General Chennai Region explored and debated upon the various issues and challenges […]
November 28, 2015

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised, Indian Express, 21st November

Investments Needed for Uplift of Marginalised By Express News Service 21st November 2015 KOCHI: “If the government fails to ensure quality life for the marginalised sections of society, the country will land in trouble in the long run,” Ajay Mathur, […]
October 29, 2015

The Dragon wants clear skies – Chinese Climate Resolve

Air pollution is vitiating the skies of Beijing like never before, prompting questions about the viability of coal-fired economic development. This air-borne pollution and its particulate matter (aerosols) have dire consequences for climatic and weather patterns across the world. Studies […]