India must show global leadership on climate crisis by adopting a holistic approach to energy: Ashish Kothari

(Ashish Kothari is with Kalpavriksh, Pune. This column first appeared in the print edition of The Indian Express on July 8, 2021)

  • In classic double-speak, political leaders of Western nations express alarm and make promises about the climate crisis, but do precious little to tackle it. India is not far behind. The latest avatars of climate greenwash are both corporate and governmental: Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani’s has announced Rs 75,000-crore of investment in clean energy and the India-US Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership was launched at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate called by US President Joe Biden…

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