Tigers, robots and unintended consequences: Two stories from India

Just Transition

21-11-2022 • 30 mins

India is the world's second largest coal producer after China. But it has committed to changing its energy profile drastically to meet climate change targets. As you will hear from our correspondents Anuradha Nagaraj and Roli Srivastava, the pace of that change is having unexpected consequences.  In the town of Chandrapur, Maharashtra, coal mining has led to an unexpected revival of local ecology, and deaths from tiger and leopard attacks. Sand dumped from the mining process has created new hills in the countryside which have become an accidental refuge for large predators.  In the southern town of Pavagada in the state of Karnataka, a government scheme to buy farmland for a solar park was initially popular. Local farmers were promised jobs and a better future. That optimism is fading as people learn the solar park will use robots to maintain the solar panels.  Read the full story on tigers invading India's villages here: https://tmsnrt.rs/3V72o7X Read the full story on India's biggest solar parks here: https://bit.ly/3giNBsi Sign up for our newsletter, Climate. Change. for more analysis on the climate crisis - directly from the ground at: https://bit.ly/3T1oDvn

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