Joydeep Gupta is project director (south Asia) of chinadialogue's third pole project.
A stark report has outlined the damage to ecosystems and agriculture if governments fail to meet pledges to keep global warming within 2 degrees Celsius.
The revered Ganga river dolphin will follow its Chinese cousin into oblivion unless radical action is taken against pollution and dangerous fishing techniques.
The UN biodiversity summit opens this week with host India seeking more money to protect wildlife and improve livelihoods of those dependent on forests.
India does not allow genetically modified food crops, but oil from pressed GM cottonseed is finding its way into diets.
Most observers have been disappointed by Rio+20 and rightly so. But the conference has kept the door open for some constructive work – in mountain conservation, for instance, writes Joydeep Gupta.
One of the most hotly debated concepts in the approach to Rio has been watered down in the summit’s draft declaration to a point where it means almost nothing. Joydeep Gupta reports.
As global leaders try to chart a course for the planet, scientists are seeking to influence policymakers far more than they have proved able to in recent years. Joydeep Gupta reports from Brazil.
Diplomacy moved forward in South Africa, but the conference still failed the climate. Joydeep Gupta gives the lowdown on what did – and didn’t – happen in Durban.
The planet is getting warmer, the weather is getting weirder and all the time our emissions keep on rising. But as negotiators gather in Durban, it’s clear no one plans to do much about it, writes Joydeep Gupta.
Getting India and Pakistan to communicate openly about river resources may seem an idealistic dream – but it’s still the best bet for resolving conflict, writes Joydeep Gupta.