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CSE Press Note: Conversations with Leonardo DiCaprio

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio visited India last week for a sit-down interview on climate change with Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). He wanted to understand our perspectives on the issue and discuss how the world should work together to combat catastrophic climate change. We discussed that the world needs an ambitious and equitable agreement on climate change. But this cannot happen unless we are willing to discuss the issue of consumption and lifestyle – US lifestyle has to be negotiable, we emphasised. 


Sunita Narain on global carbon budget

US Matters

Why should we look at the US to check out its climate action plan? The fact is that the US is the world’s largest historical contributor to greenhouse gas emissions—the stock that is already in the atmosphere and already warming the earth’s surface—and the second largest contributor (after China) to annual emissions. What the US does makes a huge difference to the world’s fight against runaway climate change. It will also force others to act. It is, after all, the leader.

Keynote address on 'Climate Change, Sanitation and Water Resources' at WRC RDI Symposium at Johannesburg, South Africa (16-18 Sept.2015)

WRC Research Development and Innovation Symposium and Water Tech Summit organised by Water Research Commission, South Africa was held at Johannesburg from 16-18 Sept. 2015. Dr Suresh Rohilla, Programme Director – Water Management , delivered a keynote address on 'Climate Change, Sanitation and Water Resources' in the plenary session at the symposium on 17th Sept. 2015.  The international event was attended by over 500 key water sector professional, decision makers, researchers and NGOs. The symposium attracted participants from 20 countries.     


CSE Press Invite: Countdown to Paris Climate Change Conference

A first-ever comprehensive scientific analysis of the US climate action plan 

The threat of climate change is real and we can already see the impacts of extreme weather events in the sub-continent and beyond. There is no question that all countries must take on decisive steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, in the interests of all. 

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Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dengue, another climate alert

What does farmer’s despair over crop failure have in common with dengue fever, which is ravaging Delhi and other cities of India? Seemingly nothing. But dig a little deeper and you will find that in both cases variable and erratic weather is at the root of these tragic events. There is another connection: lack of governmental policy, action and, quite frankly, callous neglect that has made both events even more horrific and painful.

Last fortnight, I wrote about the killing fields of India, where unseasonal, extreme and deficient rainfall had driven farmers to despair.

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