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Multi-city solution driven design jam kicks off in Delhi

“I came here because I want to make my city a better place to live in,” said an enthusiastic participant as the first edition of three-city design jam ‘City Sessions: The Future’ kicked off in Delhi over the weekend. The event was organised by LetMeBreathe, a global storytelling platform on climate change, pollution and sustainability […]

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Egypt’s COP presidency set into motion

As Egpyt prepares to host the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27), it has set out a vision for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP27 will be taking place in Egypt’s coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh from November 7th to 18th, 2022. According to a media release by Egypt’s COP27 […]

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Lumpy Skin Disease hits several states of India

A little-known disease,  till about a month back, has now taken gigantic proportions in India. The lumpy skin disease (LSD) that affects cows especially has spread across 15 states in India from July to September 2022. According to the data from The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, over 20 lakh animals, and 97,435 […]

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Youth participation in India critical to meet SDG goals

According to the United Nations, more than 1.8 billion youth make up the largest young generation that this world has ever seen and it is impossible to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 without their active participation. The theme of this year’s International Youth Day was ‘Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A World for All […]

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Getting indigenous communities into climate conversations

The two communities of Kolis (fishers) and Warlis (tribals/Adivasis), residing on the edges of Versova Creek (Madh Koliwada, Versova Koliwada, Dharavli village) in Mumbai share a unique relationship with the city and its coasts. To celebrate this local culture and the unique fabric of the city that is home to generations of indigenous communities, a […]

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Fighting California’s drought with solar panels

Turlock Irrigation District (TID) in California is about to launch an experiment, called Project Nexus, to cover California’s canals and aqueducts with solar panels. In a conversation with LetMeBreathe, Josh Weimer, External Affairs Manager, TID says, “Project Nexus is really the proof of concept for an academic research paper that was initiated by two individuals […]

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UN chief calls upon polluters to pay

In a stern speech, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said, countries should impose windfall taxes on fossil fuel companies and divert the money to vulnerable nations suffering worsening losses from the climate crisis. He sent out a stern message that “polluters must pay” for the escalating damage caused by heatwaves, floods, drought and […]

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Delhi leads in ease of EV adoption in the country

In the past one year, Delhi has seen an increase in the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) and the biggest reason for that upswing are the policies of the Delhi government which is promoting and incentivising the usage of EVs. The sales of EVs have soared by 40 per cent since the implementation of electric […]

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A beginner’s guidebook to carbon markets

To combat the clear and present threat of climate change and increasing emissions of greenhouse gases, innovative solutions are required by nations. Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a fresh report card on the world’s progress towards slowing climate change. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are rising across all major sectors […]

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All roads lead to New York Climate Week

As cliche as it may sound, for those working in the space of climate change, it’s that time of the year again. New York City is gearing up for one of the biggest and most important climate conferences – Climate Week NYC 2022. Climate events have become an integral tool in taking forward the conversations […]

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The saviours of coastal ecosystems

Recently, Bombay61 Studio (B61), an innovative and experimental urban solutions think tank, and the Ministry of Mumbai’s Magic (MMM), a collective that represents the creative and social power of Mumbaiker youth, came together  to celebrate culture, conservation and sustainability at Versova Koliwada in Mumbai. In a first of its kind initiative, a pilot project termed […]

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Are record-breaking floods the new normal?

The death toll from the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan has crossed 1,400.  About a third of Pakistan is submerged by melting glaciers and record monsoon rains that began in June. According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, the flood affected over 33 million people with close to a million rendering homeless. The latest statistics in […]

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The teen on a mission to clean up Lagos

Misimi Isimi was just eight-years-old when she first started getting bothered by the waste around her neighbourhood. “Growing up it was difficult for me to breathe in society with a huge amount of waste littered everywhere,” says the Lagos resident. So she took up a broom and a trash bag and started cleaning. She did […]

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How AI can help combat climate change

American global management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG) along with AI for the Planet Alliance (a global coalition group), recently launched a report that sheds light on how artificial intelligence (AI) is crucial in the fight against climate change. In an exclusive interview, Hamid Maher, Managing Director& Partner, BCG, Casablanca, tells Smitha Verma, how […]

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Indonesia upbeat on seaweed cultivation to fight climate change

In the fight against climate change, a sustainable crop has recently been thrust onto the global agenda as a coastal livelihood alternative. This crop is called seaweed. This one crop links economic growth, both to food security and to climate change adaptation and mitigation.  Seaweed is a marine algae and it requires no fresh water […]

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