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Current Issue - Volume 14 Issue 4 (July 2021)

Cover story

Hope on Climate Change: Reasons to Be Optimistic

The total commitments made under the Paris Agreement were too little to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, whereas scientists agree that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is vital. Ajay Shankar says that recent developments give cause for optimism for the first time as the President of the USA has brought the USA back into the Paris Agreement and is providing leadership for a net carbon-neutral global economy. Also, India could set an example in the deployment of renewable energy installations as it is already leading the way with the dramatic increase in renewable energy generation in the last decade. Keep reading to know more about the latest developments…

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Your Home's Indoor Air Quality: Ways to Improve it for Better Health

The air in your home could be at times much dirtier than the air outside, and it can make you sick. Here’s what makes it so dirty and how to improve your indoor air quality, elaborates Lorena Romo. She presents it from the perspective of the environment in the USA and we in India could also learn from her experience.

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Maneka Speaks

Artificial Insemination in Poultry: Unclean, Unsafe

Most chickens in India are born through artificial insemination. 
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi highlights how both sexes of birds are caused extreme pain through a dirty, rough process that spreads disease.

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TERI Analysis

Role of Community Engagement in Subsidy Delivery: A Case of Implementing Paani Bachao, Paisa Kamao Scheme in Punjab

This is the second article of the series on Implementation Assistance Consultants (a consortium of TERI, ITP India, and Punjab Agricultural University) experience on facilitating the implementation of the Paani Bachao Paisa Kamao (PBPK) Scheme, Phase-I implemented by Punjab State Power Cooperation Pvt. Ltd. on pilot mode in three feeders, namely Dhanoya, Nawajipur and Bambiwal-I, covering 15 villages.

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Special Report

Smart Water Management in Ladakh: Results and Outcomes of a Project

In this article, Neha Upadhyay and Enoch Spalbar discuss smart water management in high-elevation villages in Ladakh to transform them into a vibrant land-based economy with diversity of crops grown. They have compiled this article based on the work done by them under the project, ‘Solar technology for post-harvest processes and sustainable agriculture for income enhancement of tribal communities living in Cold Desert Region of Ladakh, Kargil’, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.

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Hyderabad Metro Follows Delhi Instance: Opts for Solar

Even as the number of railway stations using solar power is on the rise in India, metro trains are following their example as well—after Delhi metro, the Hyderabad metro will utilize solar, thereby reducing emissions and paving the way for cleaner air, says Sapna Gopal.

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In Conversation

'There Is a Need for Climate Professionals in Every Sphere of Life'

Today, climate change education and environmental literacy are essential more than ever.  In an exclusive conversation with Ipshita Mitra for TerraGreen, Anshuman Bapna, Founder of talks about the urgent need for envisioning a climate-resilient future through knowledge production and capacity building., an online climate school aims to do just that. read more

Special Feature

Returning Glass Bottles: For a Sustainable Future

Today, glass is one of the primary domestic and business waste streams in the country. For the same, Carlsberg India has initiated conversation on the grave danger glass poses to the environment. By returning a glass bottle, one can do their bit in reducing carbon footprint, saving energy and even creating job opportunities. Returning a glass bottle is different than reusing one, as reusing does not solve the purpose. Returning a glass bottle after consumption ensures proper handling and reduces single-use glass substance.

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Green Challenges

Are We Ready for a Circular Economy?: Challenges and Solutions

On the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5, Ram Ramprasad presents his views on circular economy and feels that it is time for all stakeholders, individual citizens, companies, and global leaders to start dismantling old paradigms of thought and action. Building a circular economy is the responsibility of every individual, not just governments.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India's CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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