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  • Climate Change and the Military

    India is a responsible regional and global power. The military is a highly energy and material intensive part of a nation. It is also destructive in its primary mission. It is incumbent that the Indian military also must be part of the adaptation and mitigation process of climate change and related matters such as arresting environmental degradation and restoration of natural capital. This article shows some indirect linkages of climate change and war in the past.

    October 2009

    China’s Experiments with Weather Modification: A Cause for Concern

    Weather patterns in a neighbouring state can be affected by experiments conducted on own territory. China needs to clear suspicions that have been aroused by its weather modification actions.

    October 12, 2009

    Security Implications of Climate Change for India

    Security Implications of Climate Change for India

    Report of the IDSA Working Group

    • Publisher: Academic Foundation (2009)
      2009

    The Working Group Report identifies India's key vulnerabilities. Future projections of surface warming over India indicate that the annual mean area averaged surface warming is likely to be between 2 degrees and 3 degrees celcius and 3.5 and 5.5 degrees celcius by the middle and end of 21st century respectively.

    • ISBN 978-81-7188-763-7,
    • Price: ₹. 695/-
    2009

    Climate Change and the Road to Copenhagen: Twisted and Torturous

    The Road to Copenhagen in December 2009 has two visible signposts. One that reads, ‘The time for climate change action is now’, the other that warns, ‘The road is bumpy’. The first signpost expresses the apocalyptic language that the earth's rising temperatures are poised to set off irreversible consequences if concrete steps are not taken quickly. It suggests that the climate is nearing tipping point. The second signpost forewarns that arriving at a bold, equitable, and binding treaty will not be easy and that the politics of climate change will undermine the science of climate change.

    September 2009

    Sino US Climate Pact: Context, text and subtext

    The United States and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral cooperation on energy, climate change and environment during their recently concluded strategic and economic dialogue (SED). This MoU follows from a previous agreement, the Framework for Ten Year Cooperation of Energy and Environment (TYF) that was signed during the 2008 round of the SED.

    August 10, 2009

    Security Implications of Climate Change for India

    Event: 
    Workshop
    April 16, 2008
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Finally, US action on Climate Change takes the first baby step

    The United States House of Representatives passed a landmark legislation H.R. 2454, the "American Clean Energy and Security Act," by a narrow margin of 219-212 on 26 June 2009. This bill requires the reduction of nationwide greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of the 2005 level by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050 through a "cap-and-trade" program under which companies would buy and sell emissions credits. The bill has more hurdles to cross before it becomes a law.

    July 01, 2009

    The Indian Military and the Environment

    Environmental degradation, climate change and ozone depletion are complex challenges which need to be addressed by society. The equipment intensive military with high budgets, fossil fuel consumption, and extensive use of chemicals also owns prime real estate such as military stations and cantonments.

    May 18, 2009

    Can Renewables Enhance Energy Security?

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    May 01, 2009
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Climate Change and Foreign Policy: The UK Approach

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    April 24, 2009
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

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