Jairam Ramesh
The global goal of limiting temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels in this century will not be achieved with what the major emitters have put on offer. Photo: Reuters<br />

The climate club idea

5 min read . 09 Jun 2015
GST will undoubtedly constitute a very major reform in the structure of indirect taxation and help create a seamless national common market. Photo: Paulus Rusyanto<br />
Photo: Bloomberg<br />

Finance bill done, but doubts remain

4 min read . 19 May 2015
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: Sanjoy Narayan/HT<br />

The Namo ‘style’

4 min read . 12 May 2015
File photo. In the last quarter of a century, India’s share of global greenhouse gas emissions has doubled, or thereabouts. Photo: Reuters<br />

Emissions India 2030

4 min read . 05 May 2015
India must do things on its own because of its own vulnerability to climate change and because in many areas it has the potential to exercise technological leadership. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

The INDC road leading to Paris

4 min read . 07 Apr 2015
Y.V. Reddy, chairman of the Fourteenth Finance Commission. The govt has increased tax devolution to states to 42% from 38%, as recommended by Fourteenth Finance Commission. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint<br />

42% and its aftermath

5 min read . 31 Mar 2015
The amendments to the 2013 land acquisition law have been passed in the Lok Sabha, thanks to the majority that the BJP enjoys in the Lower House.<br />

Zameen Ki Baat

5 min read . 23 Mar 2015
While India presses the solar accelerator, it must also provide opportunities for decentralized solutions to be put in place. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

Gigawatts-plus approach

4 min read . 24 Feb 2015
Our sensitivity to resettlement and rehabilitation issues has undoubtedly been sharpened thanks to the irrepressible Medha Patkar and her dedicated band of colleagues. Photo: Hindustan Times<br />

Democracy imperilled

5 min read . 17 Feb 2015
MoEF’s moratorium on commercialization of genetically modified brinjal has had its fair share of bouquets and brickbats. Photo: PTI<br />

Bt brinjal revisited

4 min read . 10 Feb 2015
US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI<br />

Beyond the Namobama hype

4 min read . 02 Feb 2015
The next Opec meeting will be some time in May 2015 when another review will take place and only then will the world know whether Saudi Arabia has won the second round, too. Photo: Bloomberg<br />

Tax carbon now

4 min read . 26 Jan 2015
A file photo of US President Barack Obama (left) with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI  <br />

Barack Obama’s Republic Day trip

4 min read . 12 Jan 2015
The dropping of the pre-acquisition social impact assessment requirement means essentially that governments are now free to acquire land far in excess of what is actually needed. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint<br />

Return road to 1894

4 min read . 04 Jan 2015
There are 47 tiger reserves across 18 states of the country, with eight having been added in the last five years alone. Photo: AP<br />

Tiger, tiger, burning (quite) bright

4 min read . 29 Dec 2014
There are now close to 240,000 gram panchayats with around three million elected representatives, of whom about 40% are women. Photo: HT<br />

Three profound transformations

4 min read . 22 Dec 2014
Five years back, India announced an emissions intensity target for 2020. It must now announce quantitative goals for 2025 and 2030 as well. Photo: Mint<br />

The rocky road to Paris

4 min read . 15 Dec 2014
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