All eyes are on COP28 to hold up a mirror to promises and pledges. With geopolitics in turmoil and climate change- induced disasters multiplying, summits like the one to be held in Dubai cannot afford to be mere talk shops. Arunabha Ghosh and Sumit Prasad write in Business Standard.
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The Government of India has planned to establish a Carbon Credit Trading Scheme (CCTS), a domestic emissions trading scheme (ETS) to help meet its near-term Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) goals and long-term target of achieving net-zero emissions by 2070. This study aims to provide insights relevant to policymakers designing the Indian ETS.
This report highlights the vulnerabilities in the supply chain of seven minerals: lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, manganese, graphite and rare earths. It examines mineral criticality assessment frameworks and the global concentration of reserves and mineral processing facilities.
Dedicated to the planet, our Pale Blue Dot, CEEW presents What On Earth!™ A cartoon series on sustainability, on how we are treating the planet and how the planet is treating us back. What On Earth!™ will appear fortnightly and on special days with a point or a counterpoint to ponder and share.
The study ‘Jobs, Growth and Sustainability: A New Social Contract for India’s Recovery’ was launched by Hon’ble Shri Nitin Gadkari at an online dialogue organised by CEEW. Other key speakers included Mr Jamshyd Godrej, Dr Anil Kakodkar, and Dr Naushad Forbes.
Jhalak Aggarwal , Sumit Prasad
To operationalise the Loss and Damage Fund (LDF)— established at the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) after intense negotiations — a Transitional Committee (TC) has been tasked with providing recommendations on the institutional arrangements, elements of the funding arrangements, sources of finance, and ensuring coordination and complementarity with existing arrangements for L&D.
Prerna Prabhakar, Hemant Mallya
International trade has been a key determinant of global economic growth and development. To accrue maximum benefits, international trade must be kept free from trade protectionism, which can take the form of tariff and non-tariff measures (NTMs). This paper establishes the scope of the NTM problem, and flags some of the major sustainability-driven European Union regulations, and the associated risks to the Indian industry, and finally attempts to trigger policy thinking to respond and adapt to these measures.
Pallavi Das, Jhalak Aggarwal , Vaibhav Chaturvedi
The issue brief unpacks the Global Stocktake (GST) process and analyses the emerging themes in country submissions. It recommends key deliverables of the GST for making it relevant for India and the Global South.