Managing the negative effects of climate change on employment, potential of mitigation, and adaptation on the other, requires action of multiple stakeholders including governments, the private sector and trade unions.
Erratic rainfall, land salinity and cyclones are affecting the livelihoods of tea planters in India, rice growers in Bangladesh and fishermen in Indonesia. What are the strategies they are adopting to cope and survive?
Flagging economic growth in recent years coupled with joblessness and underemployment has created the dual imperative of generating more employment and enhancing productivity. Renewables hold the potential to help address both these aims.
The United States and China are two of the biggest annual emitters of greenhouse gases. But India may be the country that provides the necessary breakthrough in international negotiations to help developed and developing countries reach an agreement.