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  • India-US agree to take forward agenda for climate action

    India-US agree to take forward agenda for climate action

    Yadav highlighted the importance and need to focus on LIFE (Lifestyle For Environment), the one word campaign championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Glasgow.

    January 11, 2022
  • Security Council fails to adopt resolution on climate-related security risks

    Security Council fails to adopt resolution on climate-related security risks

    In a vote of 12 in favor and 2 against the resolution (Russia and India) with one absent (China), the council acting under the Chapter VII of the UN Charter rejected the draft, owed to the negative vote by a permanent Council member, as reported by Xinhua news agency.

    December 14, 2021
  • La Nina impacts temperature, precipitation but not climate change: WMO

    La Nina impacts temperature, precipitation but not climate change: WMO

    Pointing out that La Nina has developed for the second consecutive year, influencing temperatures and precipitation and is expected to last into early 2022.

    November 30, 2021
  • Covid pandemic significantly impacted climate change efforts: WHO

    Covid pandemic significantly impacted climate change efforts: WHO

    The report is based on a survey conducted every three years, and was published at the ongoing COP26 UN climate conference in Glasgow.

    November 9, 2021
  • G20 make commitments on climate neutrality, coal financing

    G20 make commitments on climate neutrality, coal financing

    The Group of 20 countries represent more than three-quarters of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and summit host Italy had been looking for solid targets on how to reduce emissions while helping poor countries deal with the impact of rising temperatures.

    October 31, 2021
  • PM Modi arrives at G20 Summit venue for session on climate change

    PM Modi arrives at G20 Summit venue for session on climate change

    After the end of the first session, the Convention Center La Nuvola will then host both the multilateral sessions and the bilateral meetings of the leaders.

    October 31, 2021
  • Weather conundrum: Is climate change wrecking havoc

    Weather conundrum: Is climate change wrecking havoc

    The Gadgil Committee Report which recommended leaving the Western Ghats untouched, adopting conservation efforts in some others and opening only a few for development activities have all been spurned by all six states including Kerala.

    October 20, 2021
  • Climate report: Africa’s rare glaciers soon to disappear

    Climate report: Africa’s rare glaciers soon to disappear

    “Overall, Africa will need investments of over $3 trillion in mitigation and adaptation by 2030 to implement its (national climate plans), requiring significant, accessible and predictable inflows of conditional finance,” the WMO’s Taalas said.

    October 19, 2021
  • At Glasgow climate summit spotlight on biggest emitter China

    At Glasgow climate summit spotlight on biggest emitter China

    Beijing is the largest source of financing for coal power plants globally, and Chinese President Xi Jinping's announcement will have a far-reaching impact on coal power expansion plans in countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa, reported The Times of Israel.

    October 17, 2021
  • Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

    Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

    For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, more than two dozen world leaders appeared in person at the U.N. General Assembly on the opening day of their annual high-level meeting.

    September 22, 2021
  • Extreme weather  as the architect

    Extreme weather as the architect

    Down the ages, rooftop design styles in China have reflected climate change

    September 21, 2021
  • Big Business must lead war on climate change

    Big Business must lead war on climate change

    The world spent $2 trillion on military expenditure or 2.4 per cent in 2020, four times the amount spent on energy transformation. The first can only add to global carbon emission and more human and natural destruction, the other addresses our common fate.

    September 11, 2021
  • G7 ‘letdown’ on triple crises of Climate, Nature, Covid

    G7 ‘letdown’ on triple crises of Climate, Nature, Covid

    If the leaders cannot get their act together by the October G20, the UN climate conference, COP26, slated in November in Glasgow is doomed to fail ~ that's the take of leading analysts as the 2021 Cornwall summit wrapped up on Sunday.

    June 14, 2021
  • Climate and water

    Climate and water

    Bigger downpours lead to bigger floods. The floods rush across the land, eroding the soil. And less water seeps down through the soil to recharge the underground water. Climate change also drives desertification by altering atmospheric circulation patterns and drying out land.

    April 10, 2021
  • Climate and Agriculture

    Climate and Agriculture

    No one has factored in the environmental cost of the new agricultural regime. Most people harbour the misconception that agricultural activities do not contribute to pollution, and that agriculture is in some way beneficial for the environment. That may have been true for traditional agriculture, but modern agricultural activities make extravagant use of fossil fuels.

    October 28, 2020
  • Climate proofing cities is key to urban resilience

    Climate proofing cities is key to urban resilience

    This requires us to begin conducting nation-wide, climate change impact studies and develop city-wise scenarios and trends for the next 50 to 100 years.

    September 2, 2020
  • Climate change education vital for sustainable future

    Climate change education vital for sustainable future

    One is to empower people to participate effectively in environmental decision-making, environmental governance, climate mitigation and climate adaptation.

    July 12, 2020