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Increasing Need for Climate Adaptation in India

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra
With temperatures topping 45°C (113°F) in many cities and towns across Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, millions of people in India are experiencing brutal conditions early on this heat season.

Towards a Resilient Planet

Expert BlogInternationalAnjali Jaiswal

World leaders and experts are gathering virtually this week to find solutions to the climate crisis, air pollution and other planetary health problems at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS).

Changing the Climate for the Vulnerable: Call for Action

Expert BlogInternationalSameer Kwatra, Prima Madan

As the world looks to step up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to avert catastrophic climate change, across the world hundreds of millions of people with a negligible carbon footprint continue to suffer the devastating effects of ever more…

Cooling with Less Warming in India

Expert BlogIndiaAnjali Jaiswal, Prima Madan

Read about the latest at the Montreal Protocol meetings this week and efforts toward climate friendly cooling in a warming world.

NRDC Experts and Events at COP26

OverviewUnited States, International, Canada, IndiaManish Bapna, Sarah Dougherty, Brendan Guy, Carolina Herrera, Sameer Kwatra, Jennifer Skene, Lisa Speer, Anthony Swift, Charlotte Steiner, Jake Schmidt, Douglass Sims
NRDC joins the United Nations global climate talks to hold global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, drive commitments to green finance, and promote nature-based solutions.

Aiming for Clean Air, Blue Skies: Update from Gujarat

Expert BlogIndia, GujaratSameer Kwatra

During the national COVID-19 lockdown, residents in major Indian cities marveled at the unprecedented clear blue skies. Recognizing that it should not take a pandemic for people to breathe clean air, cities across India are implementing air quality plans.

Constructing Change with Building Energy Codes in India

Expert BlogIndiaSameer Kwatra, Prima Madan

By 2030, India will have added nearly one billion square meters of new commercial floor space--more than the land area of New York City and Washington D.C combined. Building smart from the start is a real opportunity to reduce emissions…

India at the Climate Crossroads

Expert BlogIndia, United StatesSameer Kwatra
India has historically contributed little to the climate crisis, but as one of the world’s largest economies, the country is critical to solving it.

Solar Mini Grids Increase Income and Create Jobs

Expert BlogIndiaAnjali Jaiswal, Sameer Kwatra
A new case study underscores the importance of pairing energy services with capacity development services to ensure that communities in India can utilize electricity to improve their livelihoods.

Paris Climate Agreement: Everything You Need to Know

GuideInternationalMelissa Denchak
The Paris Agreement charted a new course in the effort to combat global climate change, requiring countries to make commitments and progressively strengthen them. Here’s what the accord seeks to achieve, and why our future may depend on its success.

Clearing the Air: How Indian Cities Are Fighting Pollution

Expert BlogAnjali Jaiswal
NRDC leaders launched and discussed a new issue brief Clearing the Air: Highlights of City Actions to Reduce Air Pollution. The issue brief examines city actions from 10 cities, including Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune…