Mala Balaji, Researcher - Environment and Climate Action

COP27 - A hit or miss?

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 09:59

COP27 was a much-awaited climate summit as vulnerable developing countries and low-and middle-income countries were expecting definitive action to be taken in light of the growing visible impacts of climate change. Up until this year, COPs had a reputation of unkept promises and ambitions. But after the devastating impacts of climate change in the form of extreme weather events, the planet was awaiting real action by world leaders.

Why the path of 'Capitalism' cannot cure climate change?

Fri, 18/02/2022 - 10:20

The science has spoken! As per the recently released report “The physical science basis” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), there is irrefutable evidence that humans are responsible for the current climate crisis we find ourselves in. Greenhouse gas emissions are choking the planet and the billions of people living in every nook and corner of the world, threatening their very existence.

Can COP26 really live up to its claim of being “normal and inclusive”?

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 16:09

The stakes are at an all-time high for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) as the fate of the sheer existence of our planet is dependent on its outcome. COP26 was originally scheduled to be held during November 2020, but, like several other international conferences, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

A brief insight into why ecocide should be prosecuted as an international crime

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 09:33

The debate between ecology and development is never-ending and has spanned for centuries. For the development of any country, a slight compromise on the ecological front is an unwarranted side-effect. However, due consideration has to be given to determine the extent to which the ecological depletion of resources can be justified.