Reckless Gamble for Profit that Placed Indian Cotton Farmers in Corporate Noose

by | December 26, 2018

The dubious performance (failure) of genetically engineered Bt cotton, officially India’s only GM crop, should serve as a warning as the push within the country to adopt GM across a wide range of food crops continues. This article provides an outline of some key reports and papers that have appeared in the last few years on Bt cotton in India.Read More »

India Can Save 3 Times Its GDP By Scaling Up Climate Goals, But Historical Emitters Must Pay

by Bhasker Tripathi

sabrang | December 11, 2018

Mumbai: Children paint on walls on World Environment Day in Mumbai on June 5, 2017.

New Delhi: India can save three times its gross domestic product (GDP) and help the world save a million lives a year if it scales up its climate actions to help the global community limit global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius (oC), said a World Health Organization (WHO) study released on December 5, 2018. This is a more ambitious target than the 2oC agreed under the Paris Agreement in 2015. Read More »

India Among Top 10 Carbon Polluters To Show Progress, But Farm Crisis Will Worsen, With Earth On Course To Get 3°C Warmer

by Shreya Raman

sabrang | December 21, 2018

Faridabad: A farmer inspects his crops after rains left them damaged.

Mumbai: Of the top 10 carbon polluters in the world, India and Canada are the only two nations making clear progress with measures to deal with climate change, a new analysis has concluded. But India’s efforts will still not be enough to limit global warming, worsening India’s ongoing farm crisis and deepening its income inequalities.Read More »