and Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani –
Acute political and policy failures have put India on the edge of a fullblown groundwater catastrophe, write water experts Asit Biswas, Cecilia Tortajada and Udisha Saklani.
Yasmin Siddiqi –
As Asia struggles to meet the increasing water demands of a growing, urbanising population, the depletion of the continent's underground freshwater stores is an unseen but urgent threat, says Asian Development Bank's Yasmin Siddiqi.
Bharath Jairaj –
India aims to provide round-the-clock power to all households by 2019, an ambitious task for a country where about 300 million people lack electricity today. WRI's Bharath Jairaj outlines issues that need to be resolved to achieve this.
The election of Donald Trump poses a risk that the United States will withdraw from international climate action efforts. Global Green Growth Institute's Mahua Acharya argues that the world can decarbonize despite this.
As India grows, it can choose smart urban growth and save more than US$1 trillion, or get it wrong and face traffic congestion, air pollution, traffic fatalities and poor health, says World Resource Institute's Aniruddha Dasgupta.
Holidays like Black Friday, Boxing Day or Singles Day tend to prompt a shopping frenzy, but we need to transform our business models if we are to have inclusive economic growth and societal well-being, say WRI's Kevin Moss and Manish Bapna.