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29 August 2019

Petro Dollar. Petro Yuan. Petro Rupee?

The global energy scenario has changed in every way – be it in demand, supply or energy type – in the last two decades. The only unchanged component has been the currency of energy trade: the U.S. Dollar. Lately, though, the Chinese Yuan has emerged as a challenger. Can the Indian Rupee be a third contender? India, the world’s second-largest importer of energy, has all the attributes to become the centre of a vibrant new oil market, which will ensure its energy security and raise the Rupee’s international profile. This paper explains the rationale for the Rupee as the third currency in which energy is traded

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28 February 2019

Making Terrestrial Geoengineering Technologies Viable: An Opportunity for India-Canada Climate Leadership

The use of terrestrial geoengineering techniques, such as carbon capture, is necessary to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius, as per the Paris Agreement’s targets. Terrestrial geoengineering is different from atmospheric climate engineering: the latter does not remove the very source of the increased greenhouse effect, which are anthropogenic greenhouse gases. India and Canada must collaborate on carbon capture and propose multilateral regulations for unethical atmospheric climate engineering

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8 February 2019

Opportunities for Cooperative Cyber Security

India and Canada share the same vulnerabilities when it comes to cyber security. They have been victims of suspected Chinese hackers and have mutual concerns about terrorism and election manipulation. This paper makes four recommendations on how the two countries can cooperate to build trust and further their strategic and economic interests

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15 September 2016

Water crisis: traditional solutions work

In a paper submitted to the Degrowth Conference, Budapest, held from August 30 - September 3, 2016, Rajni Bakshi argued that there is much to learn from India's traditional water systems in preparation for the oncoming global water scarcity crisis.

Degrowth Website Research paper cover Courtesy: Gateway House
4 July 2016

Degrowth: Consume less. Share more.

Society is currently floating on the expectation that the world is entering a period of sustained economic growth. However, there is mounting evidence that the existing models of economic growth cannot continue.

Compress - Environmental Diplomacy Courtesy: Gateway House
1 August 2011

Environmental diplomacy

Gateway House’s Shloka Nath examines the causes of disagreements between India and Bangladesh, and makes recommendations to resolve them – which can lead to an intelligent management and protection of the Sunderbans.