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  • Can Joe Biden fix Donald Trump’s environmental misadventures?

    Can Joe Biden fix Donald Trump’s environmental misadventures?

    Donald Trump’s campaign suggested opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil exploration, whereas the Biden campaign says it would permanently protect the ANWR from energy development

    November 13, 2020
  • Reforming the UN

    Reforming the UN

    The context in which the UN was born in 1945 has changed. The engine of growth has shifted to the Asia-Pacific. While China finds a place at the high table India is denied this privilege in spite of its impressive GDP

    October 11, 2020
  • Climate action jeopardised?

    Climate action jeopardised?

    To the contrary, the postponement has bought them more time to comprehend the situation and formulate green recovery strategies.

    June 3, 2020
  • War against Nature~I

    War against Nature~I

    Humanity is running out of time. It will be a race against time if concrete action is not taken sooner rather than later. Before the Madrid conference, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, observed that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been utterly inadequate‘ with global warming reaching a point of no return.

    January 8, 2020
  • ‘Do it for our children’: Parents plead at UN climate meet

    ‘Do it for our children’: Parents plead at UN climate meet

    On Monday, as 40 heads of state took turns working similar themes, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen at one point held up a stuffed polar bear.

    December 6, 2019
  • China to firmly implement Paris Agreement

    China to firmly implement Paris Agreement

    As the world's largest renewable energy producer and consumer, China vigorously promotes energy transition. In 2018, clean energy accounted for 22.1 per cent in the total energy consumption mix, 7.6 percentage points higher than that of 2012.

    September 26, 2019
  • Deeply concerned by fires, Amazon must be protected: UN Chief

    Deeply concerned by fires, Amazon must be protected: UN Chief

    France's President Emmanuel Macron said the wildfires were "an international crisis" and called on the globe's most industrialized nations to address it at their summit this weekend.

    August 23, 2019
  • PM Modi to visit US in September, attend UNGA meet on climate change: Reports

    PM Modi to visit US in September, attend UNGA meet on climate change: Reports

    PM Modi is likely to address Indian-Americans in Houston during his trip to the US, community leaders said.

    July 13, 2019
  • India questions rush to declare climate change as international security issue

    India questions rush to declare climate change as international security issue

    India has been wary of the Council's mission creep as it tries to extend its reach beyond what is allocated in the UN Charter by redefining other issues, even as it struggles to fulfil its primary functions.

    January 26, 2019
  • From now, my priorities will be ambition: UN chief

    From now, my priorities will be ambition: UN chief

    Antonio Guterres said the Katowice climate change conference has shown once more the resilience of the Paris Agreement and from now his priorities will be ambition.

    December 16, 2018
  • Air pollution must be tackled: Dr Leena Srivastava

    Air pollution must be tackled: Dr Leena Srivastava

    In all likelihood, we would be somewhere in between and would be required to act on both, says Dr Leena Srivastava ahead of the Katowice Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland in December

    December 8, 2018
  • Paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos, warns UN

    Paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos, warns UN

    Earth's surface has warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) -- enough to lift oceans and unleash a crescendo of deadly storms, floods and droughts.

    October 8, 2018
  • Climate risks threaten 800m South Asians

    Climate risks threaten 800m South Asians

    The impact of climate change is on the rise and no part of the world is immune. South Asia, home to one of the world’s poorest and hungriest populations, emerges as especially vulnerable. A new study by the World Bank projects a steep decline in living standards in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka because …

    September 24, 2018
  • Climate-change fizzle

    Climate-change fizzle

    The Bangkok meeting on climate change has floundered on the rock of discord over the formulations and funding, adopted at the Paris conference of December 2015. The international meeting, which concluded in the Thai capital on Sunday, has fallen short of its aim ~ to complete preparations towards an agreement this December for implementing the …

    September 11, 2018
  • 800 million South Asians at risk

    800 million South Asians at risk

    The impact of climate change is on the rise and no part of the world is immune. South Asia, home to some of the world’s poorest and hungriest peoples, emerges as especially vulnerable. A new study by the World Bank projects a steep decline in living standards in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka because …

    July 15, 2018
  • Is India ready for renewable energy?

    Is India ready for renewable energy?

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (“MNRE”) has been taking several steps to ensure a clean energy future for the country. As part of its year-end review, the Ministry declared its plans of coming up with the largest renewable capacity expansion programme in the world. As a part of India’s pledges to the Paris …

    May 3, 2018
  • Earth Day: Let’s pledge to keep our environment clean, says Mamata

    Earth Day: Let’s pledge to keep our environment clean, says Mamata

    Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 April.  Around the world, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

    April 22, 2018