Category: Highlights
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As 2023 inches to a close, it would be a good time to have a relook at what the year was like when it comes to the climate crisis, key moments shaping the biggest crisis of our times and what we achieved and what needs to be done.  It was a year shaped by heatwaves […]
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By Smitha Verma
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India’s share of global CO2 emissions has sharply risen to 7.3%, making it the world’s third-largest carbon emitter. However, the country’s population share is 17.7% globally, with over 65% residing in rural areas. Notably, 85% of the poor population lives in rural India, where per capita emissions are significantly lower. This indicates that, while human […]
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By Neeraja Nitin Kudrimoti
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In the wake of escalating concerns surrounding environmentally detrimental practices, the spotlight is increasingly shifting towards green finance—a pivotal force driving positive change. Green finance encompasses loans and investments strategically designed to foster environmentally friendly initiatives, ranging from the acquisition of sustainable goods and services to the development of eco-conscious infrastructure In a nutshell, green […]
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By Naziya Parveen
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A building can gain heat from various sources and one of the easiest ways to cool it, is turning the roof into a green roof. Green roofs, often dubbed as ‘vegetated heavens’ or ‘living oases,’ are not your ordinary rooftops. A rooftop transformed into a flourishing ecosystem, boasting a waterproofing membrane as its guardian, a […]
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By Naziya Parveen
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When Ignacia de la Rosa speaks people listen. Even when they don’t understand her. A leader of the San Antero community in the Cispatá region of Colombia, she has been working for several years on a ‘blue carbon’ project aimed at conserving and restoring coastal mangrove forests in Colombia’s Sinú River basin. “It gives us […]
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By Smitha Verma
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UNICEF and its global partnerships platform Generation Unlimited (also known as YuWaah in India) have partnered with key organisations committed to working towards a green future for children and young people as a part of the Green Rising India Alliance (GRIA). The alliance consists of YuWaah at UNICEF, Capgemini, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Rohini Nilekani […]
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By LMB Staff
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This company is transforming plastic waste into a stunning collection of clothes. Their unique method even captured the attention of the Prime Minister of India, who wore garments manufactured by them to Parliament. Senthil Sankar and his father K. Sankar are reshaping people’s views on recycling waste into sustainable clothing pieces. Witness their journey on […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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In a journey to safeguard public health, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is leading an initiative on pollution assessment. With a focus on 20 diverse cities, this venture under the National Environmental Health Profile Study opens up a meticulous exploration into the multifaceted impact of air pollution on human well-being. From the […]
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By LMB Staff
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When Licypriya Kangujam, the 12-year-old climate activist from India, stormed the stage at the 28th Conference Of Parties in Dubai on Monday, holding a sign  “End fossil fuel, save our planet and our future”, it was a clear message that any outcome this year can’t be devoid of strong wordings on fossil fuels.  Predictably, when […]
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By Smitha Verma
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During the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai on Wednesday, delegates from nearly 200 nations reached a significant moment. They approved the ultimate ‘Global Stocktake’ text, which notably, for the first time in COP history, explicitly highlights the necessity to “transition away” from fossil fuels as a critical step in addressing climate […]
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By LMB Staff
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On Monday evening as the new text on global stocktake (GST) was decoded, it became evident that once again the Global South has been hit hard. It singles out coal and goes soft on other fossil fuels — oil and gas — which is likely to be heavily contested by developing countries, especially India. Though […]
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By Smitha Verma
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Nestled within the heart of the Eastern Himalayas lies a monumental reforestation and conservation endeavour, ‘The Great People’s Forest’ (GPF), that aims to raise $1 billion to plant one billion trees. This ambitious initiative, which was first announced at G20 in India earlier this year, aims to restore one million hectares of land across Northeast […]
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By LMB Staff
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As COP28 enters its second week, over 800 leaders have written a letter to COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber to support the delivery of a 1.5°C-aligned outcome at the UN climate conference. Among the 800 signatories are 300+ CEOs, 30+ financiers, 240+ NGOs, 70+ scientists, as well as mayors, governors, investors, Indigenous peoples, health professionals, […]
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By LMB Staff
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The Executive Secretary of the UN climate convention, Simon Stiell, has issued a compelling call to action to COP28 delegates in Dubai. He emphasised on the urgency of the climate crisis, and determination. He also urged governments to move beyond political gamesmanship and embrace ambitious measures to tackle global warming. Prioritising Climate Over Politics The […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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At the ongoing Conference of Parties, COP28 in Dubai, over 60 nations have pledged to cut down cooling emissions keeping the global temperature in mind.  According to the UNEP, based on the current policies, between now and 2050 the installed capacity of cooling equipment globally will triple, resulting in a more than doubling of the […]
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By LMB Staff
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The United Nations has released a new report, where it has highlighted the alarming surge in climate change over the past decade. With the ongoing COP28, at Expo City in Dubai, the report acts as a wake-up call for the nation states and global leaders. According to the report, the rate of climate change surged […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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The UN Global Climate Action Awards Ceremony, part of the COP28 in Dubai, is set to honour two exceptional young individuals for their contributions to sustainability and equity on December 8. Michelle Zárate Palomec, aged 27 and hailing from Mexico, has been recognised for her leadership within Espacio de Encuentro de las Culturas Originarias. She […]
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By LMB Staff
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On day 3 of COP28, nations signed a new declaration on climate and health, while they also took technology into account, and its crucial role in climate action. This was the first time a health day was dedicated at COP. The declaration announced $1 billion for climate and health. The announcement of $1 billion for […]
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By LMB Staff
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On Day 3 at COP28, one of the biggest deals that came through was when over 123 countries committed to signing the UAE’s health declaration, a day ahead of the first-ever health day at the UN climate conference. This declaration comes at a time when there is an urgent need for commitment to meet and […]
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By LMB Staff
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On Friday, Britain’s King Charles expressed grave concern, stating that the world is significantly deviating from effectively addressing climate change. He highlighted the imminent peril to the global economy unless urgent measures are taken to restore the environment. “I pray with all my heart that COP28 will be another critical turning point towards genuine transformational […]
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By LMB Staff
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Addressing the opening session of the world leaders at the COP28 Summit in Dubai, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Friday, said that India is one of the few economies in the world that is on the way to accomplishing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). India has set targets to bring emission intensity down by 45 […]
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By Smitha Verma
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Dive into a world of optimism with our curated collection of positive, inspiring, and innovative climate news from across the globe. Explore the journey of a nation embracing off-grid sustainability and witness the groundbreaking initiatives of a leading university in developing alternatives to fossil fuels. Join us in celebrating the positive strides towards a cleaner, […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Anyone and everyone who has a penny invested in climate change is looking forward to the much-awaited Conference of Parties (COP), which will take place in the Expo City, Dubai, from November 30 to December 12. Everyone is invested in climate change as it affects each one of us– from policymakers to governments, communities to […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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Ahead of the COP28, which will be held later this month, the UN has released a report ‘Protecting maternal, newborn and child health from the impacts of climate change’, where they have highlighted the extreme health risks pregnant women, babies and children are facing due to climate disasters, and the urgent attention this situation requires […]
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By LMB Staff
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report highlighting the urgency for world leaders to develop plans and policies. World Needs To Act Fast To Control Rise In Global Temperature: UNEP The Emissions Gap report 2023 sheds light on the rapid global temperature rise, which is no longer limited to 1.5°C or 2°C; […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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This year, we saw several climate disasters from all over the world, with flash floods dominating countries like India, the USA, Spain, the UAE, Kenya, and droughts gripping Canada, South America, and Australia. The year 2023 was also declared the hottest year ever recorded. Not surprising that a recent report has highlighted the impact of […]
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By LMB Staff
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COP28 or Conference of Parties, is all set for the world leaders to come together in the Expo City, Dubai, from November 30 to December 12 to take cognizance of the current climate situation. Every year, the leaders meet to discuss the policies, and strategies to combat climate change. What Is Conference of Parties COP  […]
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By LMB Staff
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The global climate crisis poses a significant threat to public health and the stability of healthcare systems worldwide. The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report, recently released, highlights the factors that affect the well-being of individuals, communities, care, and the public on a global level. According to the report, there has been a […]
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By LMB Staff
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It’s not just Delhi that has been making headlines for poor air quality, but two more major Indian cities, Kolkata and Mumbai, have joined the alarming trend. The air quality index (AQI) in Kolkata on Wednesday surged to 192 while Mumbai’s air quality fell under the poor category with an AQI of 112. On November […]
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By Bhadra Mahapatra
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The Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023 (APCW 2023), one of four Regional Climate Weeks held this year, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 28, was officially launched in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, on Monday. It is an important moment for various stakeholders, experts, and policymakers from across the region and the conclusion of the first […]
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By LMB Staff