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Have you been hearing about Loss and Damage often these days? Ever  wondered why we need to talk more about it? In its most simple terms it refers to the immediate and long-lasting impacts of climate change which can neither be avoided nor can be adjusted to. It normally refers to the destructive impacts of […]
By Smitha Verma
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The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP27 will be held in Egypt later this year. Egypt assumes the presidency of COP27 with a clear recognition of the gravity of the global climate challenge and appreciation of the value of multilateral, collective and concerted action as the only means to address this truly global […]
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By LMB Staff
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In preparation for COP 27, Nigeria’s government recently launched its Energy Transition Plan (ETP), which aims to provide 340,000 jobs to the people in Nigeria by 2030. The plan further aims for net zero emissions by 2060. ETP is a home-grown, data-backed, multipronged strategy developed for the achievement of net-zero emissions in terms of the […]
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“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 […]
By Smitha Verma
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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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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 […]
By Smitha Verma
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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 […]
By Smitha Verma
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Working with a think tank’s air pollution and climate change projects as a communication and policy engagement, I learnt two things. One, the impending environmental crisis has greater impacts than I thought. And two, it’s not too late to curb the issue with the right policies and control measures. Anyone with a regular school education […]
By pranoti a
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In the arid and dry landscape of Rajasthan, a village in Northern India, which is two hours away from the state capital Jaipur has proven to be completely drought-proof. Village Lapodiya stands out as a lush green oasis. Reason being small structures called ‘chaukas’ (a method for harvesting rainwater, typically used in arid areas that […]
By Nikita Bishnoi
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When Sebastian Fuchs decided to hop on to the newly-launched air-conditioned electric bus in Delhi, the idea was to have a fun ride and spread awareness around the initiative. Sebastian, the German Embassy spokesperson in Delhi, along with press officer Zainab went on a ride in the newly-launched electric bus in Delhi and shared their […]
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By LMB Staff
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“[…] hope is not like a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. I say it because hope is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.”   (Rebecca Solnit, “Hope in the Dark”)  Across the globe we are witnessing debilitating heat waves, unusually cold days in summer, and […]
By Seema Mundoli
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If the world goes on with business as usual with their high tech lives and polluting lifestyles. Eventually we will have to face adverse consequences. In next 10–20 years, the world may have to face catastrophic results wherein on our planet there would not be any place left to dump e-waste. Considering the current scenario, […]
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For the past one week, India, and especially the northern region of the country, has been reeling under a scorching heatwave. India’s weather department has issued a severe heatwave warning as temperatures soar, throwing millions of lives and livelihoods out of gear. While heatwaves are common in India, especially in May and June, summer began […]
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By LMB Staff
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A new study of 135 countries estimates that climate change could see 4% of global annual economic output lost by 2050 and hit many poorer parts of the world disproportionately hard. The study was conducted by ratings firm S&P Global, which gives countries credit scores based on the health of their economies. They published a […]
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When we reached Pangong Tso in Leh, Ladakh, I screamed with all my heart—THIS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH! I wondered if heaven is already on Earth, where we all hope to end up, why are we destroying the paradise we already have? Everything we have in our world today is derived from our planet. The […]
By Garvita Gulhati
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Time has come for us to move from being unconscious to conscious humanbeings about Climate Change. The most urgent threat that every species on this planet is facing is climate change.It’s sad that some of us are more aware about new movies and album releases but not about the impact of climate change despite it […]
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According to the World Air Quality Report 2021, prepared by Swiss organisation IQAir, released last week, as many as 35 of the 50 cities with the worst air quality were in India. New Delhi continues to be the world’s most polluted capital city for the fourth consecutive year in 2021. Delhi’s air pollution, ranked at number 4 globally, […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Climate change is a daunting danger not only for humankind but also for the flora, fauna and animal kingdom. The need to act on protecting our ecosystem is felt not only by the activists or the communities affected by climate change, but also by aware citizens which include students, parents and even scientists supporting to […]
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By Aditya Dubey
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Where does air pollution come from? Does transport, industries, residences, agriculture waste, and other sectors contribute to poor air quality around us? Here is an interesting way to know. The Emissions Inventory report is here to quantify what specific pollutants are in the air we breathe and where they come from.  The catalogue of Emissions […]
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Journeying across the Gangetic belt UNEP’s CounterMEASURE project and National Mission for Clean Ganga in India collaborate with local development partners to celebrate India’s rivers and highlight solutions for plastic pollution in a series of offline events. Let’s choose #BetterThanPlastic #PlasticSeBehtar. Scroll through this photo story to see the highlights.
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26 citizens in Gurgaon, the millennium city of India were picked up by the police on 10th Dec 2021, huddled into a bus and taken away to a far off police station. “Why are we being treated like Criminals! For what?? All we were doing was standing quietly with a sheet of paper registering a […]
By Aravalli Bachao
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As the world witnesses COP26 this year the long term plans by the countries to curb carbon emissions, increase renewable energy etc. do not seem to be coming through. The only country that seems to be giving promising results to limit climate change is Gambia. As part of the Paris Climate Agreement, participating countries are […]
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A film festival that focuses on the environment and everything sustainable is here. The All Living Things Environmental Film Festival is India’s only and first environment cinema-based festival. In its 2nd year, the festival has roped in a great jury this year including internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Micheal Snyder, six-time National Award-winning filmmaker – […]
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Have you ever heard a podcast on climate and really connected to it? Or did you find trouble getting the environment-related content? Apple podcasts sets the tone for the podcast industry with a turnover of $2 billion. But they do not have a climate category, so it’s too hard for listeners to find what they’re […]
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By Niharika Maggo
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I was having my school examinations recently and one subject that usually keeps me fascinated is – history.  In school syllabuses across India, a large chunk of chapters on Indian history is often dedicated to the Delhi region. Another subject that is equally interesting is Geography and here is where history and geography join hands. […]
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By Divvyesh
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In case you missed it, catch this full interview about what can our future Earth look like, if we choose to act today:
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By Niharika Maggo
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In its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) informed that the rise in average surface temperature beyond 1.5 or 2°C will be breached much earlier leading to extreme weather events. Released on 9th August, 2021, the report raised a lot of red flags. It says that average global temperatures will continue […]
By Sahil Sharma
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Show some respect to mother earth with these eco-sensitive giftsIt is always a perfect time to gift something special to a loved one. But a gift becomes even more meaningful when it is thoughtful and not random and wasteful . Amid growing awareness about climate change and irresponsible consumption patterns, it seems but natural to  buy eco-sensitive gifts […]
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Every year, July 28 is observed as World Nature Conservation Day. The day brings the collective focus back on the conservation of Earth’s natural resources such as air, minerals, plants, soil, water, and wildlife.  Among the many nature warriors working to restore the planet’s health is the social organisation Grow-Trees.com which uses a holistic approach […]
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By LMB Staff