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The Anthropocene is characterized by the multi-pronged existential threat of climate change, which in turn is defined by atmospheric warming, rising sea levels, escalating greenhouse gas emissions and the destruction of fragile ecosystems.

An added layer of complexity is the important socio-political question: historically, India has not been the greatest emitter of greenhouse gasses (GHGs). An Indian emitted 1.97 tonnes of carbon dioxide (tCO2) annually in 2018, while Americans and Canadians both emitted well over 16 tCO2. India’s per capita emissions were also a fraction of the European Union (6.78 tCO2/person) and China (7.95 tCO2/person), making it the lowest per capita emitter amongst the world’s large economies.

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Climate Change

THE PARIS TARGETS

TARGETS AND THE PARIS AGREEMENT

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Climate Change

CARBON MARKETS

MARKETS PROVISIONS IN THE PARIS AGREEMENT

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video Climate Change: What is the carbon budget?

Global average temperature rise should not exceed 1.5°C if catastrophic climate change is to be avoided, says IPCC.

video Warming oceans and drying fisheries

Increasing ocean temperatures adversely affect fishing economies worldwide.

video Water budget: Accounting of water at the time of climate change

When most of Maharashtra was facing drought in 2016, this tiny village called Kumbharwadi in Ahmednagar district was watersufficient. This was because in 2015 they had started a programme to budget their water resources. They were guided by a Pune-based think tank called Watershed Organisation Trust.