Just a few years ago, India relied almost exclusively on coal to fuel its rapid development, opening new coal-burning power plants and increasing coal mining and imports.
On one of my first trips to India in 2012, when I was invited to speak at the Delhi Sustainable Energy Summit, I was told that India had too many pressing problems to deal with and couldn’t focus on air pollution.
India plays an important role in Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
India’s commitment to climate action is a bright spot in dark times.
Cities are the incubators of change. I had the opportunity to see city leadership in action during my recent visit to Ahmedabad, a rapidly urbanizing city in western India grappling with rising air pollution levels.
Keeping cool in India is not just a matter of comfort. It’s a matter of life and death.