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  • COP27 | How India’s green goals are threatening its bird population Dec 03, 2022 02:01 AM IST

    COP27 | How India’s green goals are threatening its bird population

    Renewable energy projects in the country have already impacted populations of the Great Indian Bustard, Lesser Florican, flamingos and Gyps vultures, among other species.

  • India’s accelerating green energy transition will cut emissions faster than official targets  Nov 30, 2022 08:53 AM IST

    India’s accelerating green energy transition will cut emissions faster than official targets 

    Two key policy reforms—simpler rules for the Open Access (OA) framework and the Rs. 19,500-crore production incentive (PLI) plan—will help attain India's green energy goals 

  • Climate financing demand estimated at around $7.6 trillion annually through 2050: Report Nov 28, 2022 08:48 PM IST

    Climate financing demand estimated at around $7.6 trillion annually through 2050: Report

    Climate finance gap needs urgent attention and collective action, said Global Head for Energy, KPMG.

  • 50,000-year-old 'zombie virus' revived from Siberian permafrost Nov 28, 2022 07:29 PM IST

    50,000-year-old 'zombie virus' revived from Siberian permafrost

    The amoeba virus was found beneath a lake. while other viruses estimated to be tens of thousands of years old have been located in mammoth wool and the intestines of a Siberian wolf.

  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman urges startups to focus on climate change solutions Nov 28, 2022 01:45 PM IST

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman urges startups to focus on climate change solutions

    Addressing the national-level summit organised by Vananam to promote inclusion in the start-up ecosystem in India, Nirmala Sitharaman said, "Atmanirbhar Bharat is not just for defence or strategic matters, food security or manufacturing areas. It is also self-sufficiency to be able to transition to a better climate in India."

  • Need concentrated global push of millets amid challenges of covid, conflict & climate: S Jaishankar Nov 24, 2022 04:47 PM IST

    Need concentrated global push of millets amid challenges of covid, conflict & climate: S Jaishankar

    Speaking at a pre-launch celebration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the minister shared how each of the 3Cs has impacted food security putting the global economy at risk due to the concentration of production centres and trade disruption.

  • Need to promote circular economy to deal with climate change issues: Amitabh Kant Nov 24, 2022 02:13 PM IST

    Need to promote circular economy to deal with climate change issues: Amitabh Kant

    Addressing an event virtually, Amitabh Kant noted different ministries and states are taking initiatives to promote a circular economy.

  • New York state partially bans cryptocurrency mining powered by fossil fuels Nov 23, 2022 11:13 AM IST

    New York state partially bans cryptocurrency mining powered by fossil fuels

    The law imposes a two-year moratorium on coal plants that house proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining to “balance economic development and climate goals”. It does not affect companies that have already filed paperwork to operate in New York

  • Soon, cow burps and farts can be turned into clothes Nov 22, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    Soon, cow burps and farts can be turned into clothes

    Face masks designed by Zelp, a UK-based company, are said to reduce methane emissions from cattle by 60 per cent.

  • Minimum progress on mitigation, climate finance at COP27: Experts Nov 21, 2022 05:29 PM IST

    Minimum progress on mitigation, climate finance at COP27: Experts

    Many hoped that the agreement would include a "phase-down of all fossil fuels" and not just coal, as proposed by India and backed by many developed and developing countries, including the EU nations and the US, but the final agreement did not essentially build on what was agreed upon in COP26 in Scotland.

  • Explainer- How far has COP27 inched beyond past climate deals? Nov 21, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    Explainer- How far has COP27 inched beyond past climate deals?

    Countries have been negotiating how to make international trading in carbon offsets work since the 2015 Paris Agreement, and the launch of the system is likely to be several years off as the debate continues into 2023.

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | New COP summit, new promises but no real progress Nov 21, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | New COP summit, new promises but no real progress

    In today’s edition of Moneycontrol Pro Panorama: SEBI expands material event reporting time, steel export duty rollback comes a bit too late, new world order may be good for India, and more

  • COP27 | Loss and Damage funding deal saves an otherwise forgettable climate summit Nov 21, 2022 12:07 PM IST

    COP27 | Loss and Damage funding deal saves an otherwise forgettable climate summit

    Sharm- El-Sheikh failed to address the main cause of Climate Change: the use of fossil fuels

  • G20: Under India's presidency, security issues will precede economic engagement Nov 21, 2022 10:29 AM IST

    G20: Under India's presidency, security issues will precede economic engagement

    In the recently concluded G20 Summit in Bali, issues related to Climate Change were discussed but the agenda was steered back to its core objective of fixing a faltering global economy

  • COP27 ends with historic compensation fund; delivers less on other issues Nov 20, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    COP27 ends with historic compensation fund; delivers less on other issues

    India termed COP27 "historic" for securing an agreement on establishing a fund to address loss and damage due to climate change-induced disasters, saying "the world has waited far too long for this".

  • Rich countries agree to establish loss and damage fund at UN climate summit Nov 20, 2022 02:09 PM IST

    Rich countries agree to establish loss and damage fund at UN climate summit

    In a breakthrough in global climate negotiations, wealthy nations have finally agreed to set up a fund to pay damages to vulnerable countries for loss and damage due to climate change, but little progress was made on other critical issues, including a faster phase-out of all fossil fuels

  • COP27 poised for deal after breakthrough on climate payments Nov 20, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    COP27 poised for deal after breakthrough on climate payments

    In return Europe, pushed for tougher language on reducing emissions. After hours of wrangling with countries including China, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, changes were agreed to that part of the deal, putting a final text within reach.

  • COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal Nov 19, 2022 08:49 PM IST

    COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

    The U.N. climate agency released a new draft of the so-called cover decision on Saturday, but it was not immediately clear if all 197 governments at this year’s summit would back it.

  • Top invasive species are blooming in India despite climate change Nov 19, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    Top invasive species are blooming in India despite climate change

    Invasive plants such as Lantana camara and Chromolaena odorata are emerging as a serious threat, especially to natural and agricultural landscapes.

  • Egypt climate summit started with a bang but may end with a whimper Nov 19, 2022 01:49 PM IST

    Egypt climate summit started with a bang but may end with a whimper

    The success of the U.N. climate summit in Egypt, which has entered the second week, will be measured by the progress made on the contentious issue of climate finance, but the signs are not encouraging

  • Africa climate activists have mixed feelings about COP27 Nov 19, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Africa climate activists have mixed feelings about COP27

    Sudanese climate activist Nisreen Elsaim doubted the final outcome would satisfy the continent's needs.

  • Draft COP27 climate deal shows inaction on loss and damage funding Nov 18, 2022 10:08 PM IST

    Draft COP27 climate deal shows inaction on loss and damage funding

    The 10-page draft document is a refined version of the 20-page "non-paper" or an informal draft published by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the climate change conference COP27 on Thursday.

  • COP27 climate talks hurtle towards overtime, countries mull EU offer of fund Nov 18, 2022 07:44 PM IST

    COP27 climate talks hurtle towards overtime, countries mull EU offer of fund

    With several other sticking points dogging this year's U.N. climate talks, host country Egypt said a final deal was still not expected before the weekend

  • Children seek inclusion of climate change in curriculum, hand over charter of demands to UP officials Nov 18, 2022 04:38 PM IST

    Children seek inclusion of climate change in curriculum, hand over charter of demands to UP officials

    The programme was organised by the Uttar Pradesh government’s Basic Education Department and UNICEF ahead of World Children’s Day on Sunday.

  • As COP27 comes to a close, a look at the Top 15 buzzwords from this climate conference Nov 18, 2022 04:19 PM IST

    As COP27 comes to a close, a look at the Top 15 buzzwords from this climate conference

    From Implementation COP and The Paris Rulebook to nature-based solutions and methane emissions, check out what got everyone talking at this year’s climate summit.