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Policy Brief
Author:
Tom
Moerenhout
Pranati Chestha
Kohli
Siddharth
Goel
Saon
Ray
The International Energy Agency estimates that to hit net-zero globally by 2050, six times more critical minerals will be required in 2040 than today. The rapid increase in demand for critical minerals is likely to increase price volatility. This could aggravate energy security concerns, and thereby delay the necessary clean energy transition...
Peer-reviewed Article
In npj Urban Sustainability
Author:
Marco
Reggiani
The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relies on effective policy integration at all levels of government. However, integration across policy domains remains challenging for local authorities, particularly when it comes to articulating policies that recognise trade-offs and interactions between different SDGs. This study...
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Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Harikesh
Singh
Gowhar
Meraj
Sachchidanand
Singh
Vaibhav
Shrivastava
Vishal
Sharma
Majid
Farooq
Shruti
Kanga
Suraj Kumar
Singh
To monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), India, during the last week of March 2020, imposed national restrictions on the movement of its citizens (lockdown). Although India’s economy was shut down due to restrictions, the nation observed a sharp decline in particulate matter (PM) concentrations. In recent years, Delhi has...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Atmosphere
Author:
Arti
Choudhary
Pradeep
Kumar
Saroj Kumar
Sahu
Chinmay
Pradhan
Pawan Kumar
Joshi
Sudhir Kumar
Singh
Cyrille A.
Mezoue
Abhay Kumar
Singh
Bhishma
Tyagi
Manufacturing and mining sectors are serious pollution sources and risk factors that threaten air quality and human health. We analyzed pollutants at two study sites (Talcher and Brajrajnagar) in Odisha, an area exposed to industrial emissions, in the pre-COVID-19 year (2019) and consecutive pandemic years, including lockdowns (2020 and 2021). We...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Ajay Kumar
Taloor
Anil Kumar
Singh
Amit
Kumar
Jayant Nath
Tripathi
Maya
Kumari
Bahadur Singh
Kotlia
Girish Ch
Kothyari
Surya Prakash
Tiwari
The study evaluates the impacts of India’s COVID-19 lockdown and unlocking periods on the country’s ambient air quality. India experienced three strictly enforced lockdowns followed by unlocking periods where economic and social restrictions were gradually lifted. We have examined the in situ and satellite data of NO2 emissions for several Indian...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Environment, Development and Sustainability
Author:
Gemma
Ellis
This study’s objective is to examine how ASEAN countries reported their environment-related policies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), and a dataset of their environmental policies was developed. This is a necessary first step in analyzing the reasons for insufficient progress on the...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Frontiers in Environmental Science | Freshwater Science
Author:
Tia
Jenkins
Bhaleka
Persaud
Win
Cowger
Kathy
Szigeti
Dominique
Roche
Erin
Clary
Stephanie
Slowinski
Benjamin
Lei
Ebenezer
Nyadjro
Thomas
Maes
Leah-Thornton
Hampton
Melanie
Bergmann
Julian
Aherne
Sherri
Mason
John
Honek
Fereidoun
Rezanezhad
Amy
Lusher
Andy
Booth
Rodney
Smith
Philippe Van
Cappellen
The rapid growth in microplastic pollution research is influencing funding priorities, environmental policy, and public perceptions of risks to water quality and environmental and human health. Ensuring that environmental microplastics research data are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) is essential to inform policy and...
Policy Brief
T7 Policy Brief: T7 Task Force on Climate and Environment
Author:
G7 leaders have already accepted many important concepts related to the environment and sustainability. The G7 agreed to “protect our planet by supporting a green revolution that creates jobs” in 2021 at the Cornwall Summit. H owever, the challenge is that the G7 has mostly issued general statements of principle rather than committed to concrete...
Book Chapter
In Global Pandemic and Human Security: Technology and Development Perspective
COVID-19 has changed the way we understand risk and vulnerability. The pandemic provides a more in-depth understanding of how systemic risks work and how they affect lives, livelihoods and economies at a broader scale. Consequently, a range of impacts was observed, including loss of human health, livelihoods, loss of general wellbeing, protracted...
Book Chapter
In Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
Author:
R. A. Begum, R. Lempert, E. Ali, T.A. Benjaminsen, T. Bernauer, W. Cramer, X. Cui, K. Mach, G. Nagy, N.C.Stenseth, R. Sukumar, P. Wester
et al.
The IPCC Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report addresses the challenges of climate action in the context of sustainable development with a particular focus on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Since IPCC AR5, human influence on the Earth’s climate has become unequivocal, increasingly apparent, and...