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  • India must join the global mainstream in fighting climate change Jan 17, 2022 09:13 AM IST

    India must join the global mainstream in fighting climate change

    Extreme weather events are becoming a regular phenomenon globally and in India, posing threats on several fronts. The government must move fast to limit its impact on the country

  • The Green Pivot | A green Budget to move towards climate goals Jan 14, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    The Green Pivot | A green Budget to move towards climate goals

    Sitharaman’s annual financial statement should have a dedicated section articulating the proposed steps, fiscal or otherwise, to help the country fulfil its Glasgow pledge

  • In Pictures | Chronicling a warming world Dec 17, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    In Pictures | Chronicling a warming world

    As the world’s climate changes, AP photographers challenged themselves in 2021 to chronicle it in visual ways that will make an impact and get people thinking. Together, they represent a scrapbook of a planet hurtling toward a destiny that, some say, it is simply unwilling to prevent.

  • In our fight against climate change, don’t forget agriculture Nov 26, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    In our fight against climate change, don’t forget agriculture

    Financing of climate adaptation projects that encompasses agriculture has lagged that of climate mitigation projects, by a wide margin. This needs to change

  • Government to meet on Cop26 results today Nov 22, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Government to meet on Cop26 results today

    Following an inter-ministerial meeting, the environment ministry will submit a dossier detailing the timeline for the next five years over which India is set to achieve the bulk of its targets towards achieving net zero emissions.

  • Key takeaways from COP26 Climate Conference​ Nov 17, 2021 04:08 PM IST

    Key takeaways from COP26 Climate Conference​

  • Climate Promises Made in Glasgow Now Rest With a Handful of Powerful Leaders Nov 15, 2021 05:33 PM IST

    Climate Promises Made in Glasgow Now Rest With a Handful of Powerful Leaders

    The United Nations global conference on climate change closed Saturday with a hard-fought agreement that calls on countries to return next year with stronger emissions-reduction targets and promises to double the money available to help countries cope with the impacts of global warming.

  • COP26 agrees deal aimed at averting climate catastrophe, after late drama Nov 14, 2021 08:36 AM IST

    COP26 agrees deal aimed at averting climate catastrophe, after late drama

    COP26: Alok Sharma, the conference chairman, was visibly emotional before banging down his gavel in relief to signal that there were no vetoes from the almost 200 national delegations present in Glasgow, ranging from coal- and gas-fuelled superpowers to oil producers and Pacific islands being swallowed by the rise in sea levels

  • COP26 | Who has the most historical responsibility for climate change? Nov 13, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    COP26 | Who has the most historical responsibility for climate change?

    Rich countries, including the United States, Canada, Japan and much of Western Europe, account for just 12% of the global population today but are responsible for 50% of all the planet-warming greenhouse gases released from fossil fuels and industry over the past 170 years

  • ‘Try harder. Try harder’: Today, COP26 negotiators will fight to save life on Earth. The next decade will reveal if they succeeded Nov 12, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    ‘Try harder. Try harder’: Today, COP26 negotiators will fight to save life on Earth. The next decade will reveal if they succeeded

    From the outset, COP26 was seen not as an end point, but a kickstart to a decade of truly transformative action. Only in coming years will we know if the event was a real game-changer for the planet.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres says global warming goal on ‘life support’ Nov 11, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres says global warming goal on ‘life support’

    So far, the talks have not come close to achieving any of the U.N.’s three announced priorities for the annual conference, called COP26. One is cutting carbon emissions by about half by 2030 to reach the goal Guterres alluded to.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres says global warming goal on ‘life support’ Nov 11, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres says global warming goal on ‘life support’

    In an exclusive interview Thursday with The Associated Press, Guterres said the UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland “are in a crucial moment” and need to accomplish more than securing a weak deal that participating nations agree to support.

  • World on track for 2.4C of global warming after latest pledges: Analysts Nov 09, 2021 08:26 PM IST

    World on track for 2.4C of global warming after latest pledges: Analysts

    CAT warned against assuming the longer-term pledges would be met, however, since most countries have not yet implemented the short-term policies or legislation needed to get on track for those goals.

  • Explained | How is the International Green Grids initiative planning to distribute solar energy across continents? Nov 08, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Explained | How is the International Green Grids initiative planning to distribute solar energy across continents?

    Led by India, the major worldwide collaborative initiative plans to harness solar energy wherever the sun is shining, ensuring that electricity generated flows to areas that need it most.

  • US sets goal to drive down cost of removing CO2 from atmosphere Nov 07, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    US sets goal to drive down cost of removing CO2 from atmosphere

    The Department of Energy's Carbon Negative Earthshot seeks to slash the cost of carbon removal to $100 a tonne by the end of the decade, either through Direct Air Capture (DAC) or helping forests and other natural systems capture and store the gas

  • COP26: Frustrations grow as marchers demand faster climate action Nov 07, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    COP26: Frustrations grow as marchers demand faster climate action

    The mood at the protest in Glasgow was upbeat despite the anger and bursts of rain. Similar protests were also held in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Copenhagen, Zurich and Istanbul

  • COP26: Protesters demand climate action in global rally Nov 07, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    COP26: Protesters demand climate action in global rally

    Dozens of events were planned worldwide to demand cuts in fossil fuel use and immediate help for communities already affected by climate change. In Glasgow, police said they expected up to 50,000 people to parade through the streets, organisers claim 100,000 turned out

  • Honour your climate promises or face the consequences: Al Gore Nov 05, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Honour your climate promises or face the consequences: Al Gore

    Gore warned that current levels of "hyper inequality" were a threat to democracy and market economics and cautioned that large surges in immigration, such as those that may be triggered by climate change, could fuel rising xenophobia and violence.

  • In Pics : Seven cities that could be underwater by 2030 Nov 04, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    In Pics : Seven cities that could be underwater by 2030

    As the effects of global warming and climate change get real by the day, cities are bound to soon find themselves succumbing to the rising water levels. Climate Central's project, based on IPCC's 2021 report, maps out these cities around the globe that could find themselves underwater as early as 2030. Along with cities like Amsterdam and Venice, Kolkata is also expected to be underwater by 2030, unless drastic changes to combat climate change are taken.

  • The everyday foods under threat from global warming Nov 04, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    The everyday foods under threat from global warming

    From apples with altered colors, to cherries that split and deformed strawberries, rising temperatures also impact fruit production.

  • 'Nothing else here': Why it's so hard for world to quit coal Nov 03, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    'Nothing else here': Why it's so hard for world to quit coal

    Earth desperately needs people to stop burning coal, the biggest single source of greenhouse gases, to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change — including the intense flooding that has cost agricultural jobs in India. But people rely on coal.

  • COP26 | The ‘last best chance’ to save the world Nov 02, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    COP26 | The ‘last best chance’ to save the world

    India has maintained that it will keep its climate commitments, without acting under pressure from developed countries. Indian lawmakers have emphasised the need for industrialised countries to lead the way in cutting emissions since they have historically contributed to higher emissions 

  • In Pics | The shrinking Dead Sea Nov 02, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    In Pics | The shrinking Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes, some the size of a basketball court, some two-storey deep, are devouring land where the shoreline once stood

  • US President Joe Biden caught dozing at COP26 summit Nov 01, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    US President Joe Biden caught dozing at COP26 summit

    A rather tired and distracted Biden was seen sleeping while Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley was delivering a speech on the initiatives taken by her country to tackle climate change.

  • Boris Johnson opens COP26 summit; warns of world facing James Bond moment to save the planet Nov 01, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Boris Johnson opens COP26 summit; warns of world facing James Bond moment to save the planet

    Alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi, around 120 world leaders have gathered for the summit to achieve a consensus on implementing the targets agreed during the COP summit held in Paris in 2015 and set “ambitious” targets to cut carbon emissions.

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