Since assuming office in May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has charted a new direction both on energy policy and climate change, establishing new political priorities and re-directing investment.


Record rains ravage Chennai

India’s increase in extreme precipitation events in recent decades is likely tied to climate change. Following Southern India’s wettest November in more than 20 years, December 2015 began with a new round of extreme precipitation that inundated the city of Chennai. While November and December are typically very wet, the rainfall and flooding of 2015 were exceptional.

China and India

China and India Agree to Consider Phasing Down Climate-Altering HFCs

After several weeks of high-level international climate change diplomacy announcements, the 26th Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol (MOP-26) concluded with news of a long sought-after breakthrough as China and India reversed their previous opposition to phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Photo of Tacloban City, Philippines, after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck land.

Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda by many in the Philippines) struck land on Thursday November 7th. It may have been the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall.