Uncovering the hydro‑meteorological drivers responsible for forest fires utilizing geospatial techniques
Forest fires have become a growing concern worldwide, with climate change exacerbating their frequency and intensity. In
the Simlipal region of India, forest fires are relatively rare; however, in 2021, significant damage occurred in the buffer area’s
forests. Understanding the driving factors behind these events is essential for developing...
Assessing the Impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami on South Andaman’s Coastal Shoreline: A Geospatial Analysis of Erosion and Accretion Patterns
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami significantly impacted the coastal shoreline
of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, causing widespread destruction of infrastructure and ecological
damage. This study aims to analyze the short- and long-term shoreline changes in South Andaman,
focusing on 2004–2005 (pre- and post-tsunami) and 1990–2023...
The implication of market mechanisms of the Paris Agreement for developing countries’ emission reduction targets
Countries need to update and enhance their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) every five years to achieve the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement (PA). Article 6 market mechanisms under the PA allow countries to utilize internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (ITMOs) toward their NDC targets. We are seeing a growing trend of...
This paper briefly describes the circular economy (CE) practices and opportunities in Africa and the significant role that hubs play in driving a transition towards a CE. It further reveals learnings from the WCEF 22 side event discussions on the priority areas of the hubs in Africa, activities and crucial stakeholders. The WCEF 22 side event was...
Our recent study, published in Climate Policy, explores 133 developing countries’ progress towards providing regular “greenhouse gas inventories” under the UN system between 1997 and 2019.
Overall, we found that more than half of the world’s developing nations, including small-island states in the Pacific and the Caribbean and several African...
Hydrogeochemistry, Geothermometry, and Sourcing of High Dissolved Boron, Tungsten, and Chlorine Concentrations in the Trans-Himalayan Hotsprings of Ladakh, India
B and W are often found enriched in high-temperature geothermal waters associated
with the development of subduction-related mafic to felsic arc magma. However, knowledge about
the sourcing and transportation of these elements from such hydrothermal systems is sparse and
ambiguous. Being the only active continental collision site in the world...
Building a Resilient Supply Chain: Can Japan and India Partner on Critical Minerals for the EV Ecosystem?