Work Overview

CSE has been well known for influencing the design of international climate policy since well before such policy was enshrined in formal institutions - whether it is the landmark paper released in 1991 by Sunita Narain and Anil Agarwal, calling for a decolonisation of carbon budget accounting, or CSE’s commentary on every UN climate meeting since 1992. CSE has led the discourse in climate policy for over three decades advocating for equity, the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities, and investing in resilient economies for the poor.

The Climate Change Programme is committed to championing the study of the most pressing climate issues relevant for the Global South. CSE’s publications on climate-critical topics, its presence at UNFCCC proceedings such as COP summits and Subsidiary Body meetings, public outreach and advocacy, media engagement, and training programmes are designed to create multipliers in society for climate action.

Climate Change

Climate Change and Trade Protectionism

Date: February 2023

Avantika Goswami
Climate Change

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Climate Change

Loss and Damage Politics and COP 27 Deny distract delay

By: Avantika Goswami
Climate Change, Centre for Science and Environment

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Climate Change

Loss and Damage: Estimations

By: Akshit Sangomla
Correspondent, Down To Earth

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Fact Sheets


video Coal’s share in India’s power mix to decline to half by 2030, renewables to meet new demand: CEA

The Report on Optimal Generation Mix 2030 Version 2.0,[by the Union Ministry of Power’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA)] offers updated projections on what India’s energy mix for the power sector could look like in 2030.

video The case for an equitable global energy transition

Why should developed nations be allowed to use natural gas unhindered, while the developing world gets called out for using coal

video Explained: Key takeaways from IPCC Synthesis Report on climate change

The IPCC published its Synthesis Report (SYR) on March 20, which summarizes the findings of six reports released during its Sixth Assessment Cycle - the 1.5 C report of 2018