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Abhimanyu Chakravorty


Abhimanyu Chakravorty is Assistant Editor with IE Online. He is particularly interested in writing on Environment, Climate Change, World Politics, Health and Fitness. He has degrees in History and Journalism. Follow Twitter Instagram

Climate change may decline output of manufacturing sector in India: Study
Sat, Mar 27, 2021

The research, which has gathered data from around 58,000 factories across India, found that plants produce about 2% less revenue for every one-degree rise in annual temperature.

US officially rejoins Paris Climate accord, 107 days after it quit
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

Paris climate accord: What global leaders are really anticipating is for the US to announce the pathway for cutting emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030 with the ambition to put the country on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

How Zambia is reversing land degradation through gender mainstreaming
Tue, Feb 16, 2021

As per the ministry, women in Zambia undertake the majority of agricultural work in addition to domestic or reproductive work and have limited control over their labour. Women also provide at least 61 per cent of the labour force to agriculture, it said.

Dasgupta review: Climate report urges govts to embed nature into economic decision-making
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Dasgupta review: The 600-page comprehensive report says that society needs to do better at embedding natural environment and biodiversity loss into the economic thought and decision-making, which isn't the case at the moment.

2020 in climate: As the world took the pandemic heat, global warming only became worse
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

As curtains fall on this tumultuous year, 2020 was replete with weather-related destruction, relentless hurricanes, and became well known as the second hottest year ever recorded yet.

‘Understanding what happens between 5,000-8,000 mts on Mt Everest will estimate how glaciers respond to future warming’
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

The purpose behind the project was to perform a detailed scientific assessment of Mount Everest through establishing these weather stations, and crucially, through that, monitor climate variables at elevations critical for regional water resources.

‘Europe could likely see second coronavirus wave in Autumn’
Fri, Sep 18, 2020

WHO’s director of climate change, environment and health Dr Maria Neira said that in case a second wave happens, it won’t be of the same magnitude as the first.

EU green deal and how it plans to balance climate concerns and fix economy
Sat, May 30, 2020

The European Commission upholds the vision of the “European Green Deal” of achieving climate neutrality and economic growth by ensuring that no investment made for the sake of recovery can harm the bloc’s climate efforts, said Manon Dufour, head of the Brussels office of climate think tank E3G.

Fighting from the bottom, India’s sanitation workers are also frontline workers battling Covid
Wed, May 27, 2020

India's 40 lakh waste pickers in the informal sector and garbage collectors employed by states are at a direct risk of getting infected with coronavirus from handling unmarked medical and contaminated waste.

Wuhan lab ‘conspiracy’: How US, China are at loggerheads over origin of coronavirus
Fri, May 08, 2020

The United States and other countries have accused China of misleading the world about the severity of the outbreak, and there are growing calls for an international inquiry into the origins of the virus.

Why has eastern Europe seen fewer Covid-19 cases, deaths than the west?
Fri, May 15, 2020

The primary reason for the stark difference in cases and deaths points to an early implementation of lockdown in eastern and central Europe.

‘Covid-19 pandemic a result of humans not respecting space that wildlife needs’
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

In an interview to, co-founder of Wildlife SOS Kartick Satyanarayan talks about Covid-19 and its impact on humans and wildlife, and how lockdown is a time to re-evaluate human relations with nature.

Tropical forests’ capacity to absorb carbon is diminishing fast, a new study finds
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

In simple terms, tropical forests' ability to capture carbon has already passed its peak. These forests, in the words of environmental scientists, are increasingly becoming "carbon saturated". 

Himalayan towns in four countries, including India, are facing water insecurity: Study
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

The study forecasts that while only 3 per cent of the total HKH population lives in larger cities and 8 per cent in smaller towns, at least 50 per cent of the total HKH population will be living in cities by 2050 which will put tremendous pressure on water resources.

‘World doesn’t celebrate India’s achievement in climate tech enough’: COP26 president Claire Perry O’Neill
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

COP26 president Claire Perry O’Neill said, “We‘d love to work with India, we have learnt so much in the last two years about how you might align climate risk analysis with financial support."

India needs structural reforms to boost growth, policymakers should lead way for climate action: UN report
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

"After experiencing a sharp economic slowdown from 6.8 per cent in 2018 to 5.7 per cent in 2019, India has committed to an ambitious fiscal expansion to complement the country's already loose monetary policy," the WESP report said.

Vulnerable, small nations now lead charge to submit new climate plans ahead of COP 26 in UK
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK.

‘2019 was warmest year for oceans than any other time in recorded human history’
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Researches opine that while humans can attempt to reverse their effect on the climate, our oceans will take longer to respond than atmospheric and land environments.

This new plan by White House sidesteps climate concerns, speeds up big project permits
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Under the new plan, the administration can only assess the environmental impacts of a project directly linked to it, and not on the larger climate implications of the project

‘2019 second hottest year on record’: EU’s climate monitoring service
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

The data suggested that the average temperature in 2019 was only a few hundredths of a degree below the 2016 level.

2019 was a year of heightened awareness of climate change concerns
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

While the world looked in awe towards Greta Thunberg for her ability to mobilise thousands to demand climate justice, an 8-year-old Indian girl from north-east India also challenged world leaders to 'act now' at the COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. 

This new climate plan can help mitigate impacts of global warming
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

As per the new plan, the roadmap utlises updated data about how each country's energy use is changing, acknowledges lower costs and greater availability of renewable energy and storage technology.

Delhi govt passes electric vehicle policy to tackle air pollution, 5 lakh EVs to be registered in 5 years
Mon, Dec 23, 2019

The EV policy further states that over the next five years, the government will likely register at least 5 lakh new EVs in Delhi.

COP25 climate summit: A massive failure of leadership?
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

The COP25 climate talks also ended without providing a direction to the road ahead and clearly lacked decisive leadership or good intentions.

‘Lack of agriculture data obstacle in achieving sustainable development goals’
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

"Investment in statistics will help investment in policies and be able to say where interventions are needed and who should be the beneficiaries. If you don’t have this data, you’re shooting in the dark," said Pietro Gennari, chief statistician at the FAO.