Clean Energy / Climate Change Go Back
As India's economy charges ahead, the country needs to produce more energy to provide a better life for its people, many of whom live in rural areas and are very poor. At the same time, India has to deal with global threat of climate change. This threat emanates from accumulated greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, anthropogenically generated through long-term and intensive industrial growth and high consumption lifestyles in developed countries.
MA will emphasize on voluntary initiatives to promote cleaner, climate friendly technologies and improve environmental management practices to deal with the current threats.
Some threats are mentioned below:
- Heat waves, floods, and infectious disease outbreaks are just some of the public health threats in India that could by exacerbated by climate change.
- India is home to a third of the world’s poor, and climate change will hit this section of society the hardest. Set to be the most populous nation in the world by 2045, the economic, social and ecological price of climate change will be massive.
- Decreased snow cover, affecting snow-fed and glacial systems such as the Ganges and Brahmaputra causing a threat of increased frequency and intensity of floods. Increased vulnerability of people in coastal, arid and semi-arid zones of the country
- Erratic monsoon causes serious effects on rain-fed agriculture, peninsular rivers, water and power supply.
- Drop in wheat production by 4-5 million tones, with even a 1ºC rise in temperature
- Rising sea levels causing displacement along one of the most densely populated coastlines in the world, threatened freshwater sources and mangrove ecosystems
- Studies indicate that over 50% of India’s forests are likely to experience shift in forest types, adversely impacting associated biodiversity, regional climate dynamics as well as livelihoods based on forest products.
MA is looking forward to the innovation based on Solar Energy, Hydro energy, Wind Energy, Bio Mass/ bio fuel, etc.