Aakanksha Tiwari, Researcher - Environment and Climate Action

Media Workshop 2021: Media as a catalyst for clean and sustainable power generation

Like any other state in India, Tamil Nadu principally relies on coal for its energy production which is a major contributor to climate change and raises the vulnerability of Tamil Nadu and other Indian states to frequent natural disasters and extreme weather events. Public concern about climate change was largely informed via media consumption. It's important for climate change to become a bigger part of the national conversation, along with what's causing it: the burning of oil, gas and coal and the media has a big role to play in it. During this workshop, reputed journalist, Mr.

Decommissioning of coal based thermal power plants - a baseline study report

As of today, India has 35,949 MW of power plant infrastructure that is more than 25-years-old and are bound to be decommissioned in the near future. Thus, each Indian state needs an action plan for the decommissioning of a thermal power plant. This report is a baseline study that guides to design a localised statutory framework to minimise the impact of the decommissioning process on surrounding communities & the environment.


Alternatives to Geoengineering Technology for use in India

The term “geoengineering” refers to a set of technologies that counteract the effects of anthropogenic climate change by deliberately intervening in Earth systems. Deliberately altering climate and the catastrophic effects it could have is truly frightening. So, what are the alternatives that can counteract the effects of climate change without resorting to geoengineering?

Why and how to adopt a sustainable lifestyle: a stepwise guide

While systemic changes are key to combating greenhouse gas emission, sustainable lifestyles also help achieve reductions.  While the general notion is that individual behavioural changes have little effect, in fact they do add up to make a difference. These guidelines help you adopt a sustainable lifestyle by reflecting, switching & demanding systemic changes for a better future.

Planning Disaster Resilience for Communities Living Around Coastal Thermal Power Stations in Tamil Nadu

Coal is the single biggest contributor to anthropogenic climate change and impacts of climate change are likely to increase the frequency of the hazards that coastal areas already face. To reduce or avoid, potential losses from hazards, assure prompt and appropriate assistance to victims of disaster a disaster management plan (DMP) is framed. Are these plans inclusive? Are they being effective? This survey-based report presents the perception & knowledge of locals & experts on coastal based disaster management plans (DMP) & suggestions to frame ideal DMP.