Black carbon deposits originating from factories, cooking and automobiles are compounding the results of local weather change to hurry up the melting of the Himalayan glaciers. Extra aggressively curbing black carbon emissions can gradual glacier soften and enhance the safety of water sources within the area, in keeping with a brand new World Financial institution report.
Present insurance policies in place to cut back black carbon emissions – via enhancing fuel-efficiency requirements, phasing out diesel automobiles and selling electrical vehicles – whereas laudable, will nonetheless scale back black carbon deposits by solely 23 %, not sufficient to forestall an acceleration of water releases from glacier soften within the area, in keeping with Glaciers of the Himalayas: Climate Change, Black Carbon and Regional Resilience. Nevertheless, new economically and technically possible insurance policies are inside attain to include glacier soften at present ranges.
At this on-line seminar, Muthukumara Mani, lead economist within the World Financial institution’s South Asia area and a lead creator of the report, will introduce the primary findings of the report. This seminar can be carried out in English, with out interpretation into Japanese.
8am-9am, Friday, July 9, 2021 (Japan Commonplace Time)
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Lead Economist, Workplace of the Chief Economist for South Asia Area, World Financial institution
Muthukumara Mani is a Lead Economist within the South Asia Chief Economist’s Office with over twenty years of expertise main environmental tasks, coverage dialogue, analytical work and capability constructing actions. He has operational expertise in each the World Financial institution and IMF main inexperienced development and local weather change coverage dialogue, together with from area workplace places. He has delivered quite a few excessive impression and coverage related information merchandise in sustainable growth space.
He primarily works on local weather change mitigation and adaptation points, water and environmental points within the area. Previous to becoming a member of the South Asia area, he led the World Financial institution’s work on assessing environmental implications of growth coverage lending reforms within the Atmosphere Division of the World Financial institution. Previous to becoming a member of this place, Dr. Mani was an economist within the Fiscal Affairs Division of the Worldwide Financial Fund, the place he was accountable for analyzing environmental implications of macroeconomic insurance policies and packages, and in integrating environmental concerns broadly within the IMF nation packages. Dr. Mani has quite a few books, journal publications and coverage papers. a doctorate and grasp’s in economics from the College of Maryland, School Park.
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