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Climate disasters seem to have ‘hit the freeway, with an unfortunate break failure’, and they won’t stop. Floods have repeatedly hit Nigeria so bad that almost all the states are submerged in water or crippled by it, the situation is dire and there’s been so much loss of lives and property.  The Nigerian Emergency services […]
By Halima
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Air pollution travels around the globe and crosses national borders in various forms that are both unseen and seen. Vehicular emissions, air pollution from coal-fired power plants and from factories circle the earth together with vaporised mercury, methane and sulphate aerosols and other airborne toxic chemicals and pesticides. From a health perspective, deaths from toxins […]
By Padu S Padmanabhan
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Evelyn Acham from Uganda had a clear cut goal when she was headed for COP27. She wanted developed nations to pay for the climate change disasters that had rocked her country. The annual UN climate conference for the first time added loss and damage in its official agenda this year. “We want loss and damage […]
By Smitha Verma
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India has been ranked amongst the top five countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries, based on its climate change performance. India jumps two spots higher, and is now ranked 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023) published by German Watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International […]
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The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed on Sunday with a breakthrough agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters. “This outcome moves us forward,” said Simon Stiell, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary. It was a hard battle to get a separate fund to help vulnerable countries […]
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The Egypt COP27 Presidency launched four solution centered initiatives on the last day of COP27s’ thematic day. The initiatives launched in relation to climate solutions, provide complimentary pathways to enhance global climate action and ensure that countries are able to fulfill their NDCs and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Friends of Greening National […]
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The United Nations published a first draft of the climate deal on Thursday and there are several contentious issues that have been overlooked. More importantly some do not find mention in this first draft and as COP27 heads to a close, negotiations are going on in full swing. Over the weekend it will be clear […]
By Smitha Verma
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The COP27 Presidency connected climate and biodiversity on Wednesday, marking the opening of Biodiversity Day at COP27. The day kicked off with a high-level opening on “Connecting Climate and Biodiversity” that set the agenda to address the urgent need for integrated responses at scale. The day also saw the launch of the ENACT initiative for […]
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As the leaders of 20 largest economies gathered in Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday for the G20 summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country is on track to achieve its target of generating 50 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The Prime Minister ruled out “any restrictions” on energy supply […]
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As the negotiations on direct funding for ‘loss and damage’ continues, the much-awaited ‘Global Shield Against Climate Risks’ initiative was formally launched at the Vulnerable 20 (V20) pavilion at COP27, on Monday. It is a collaboration between the V20 group of finance ministers representing 58 climate-vulnerable countries and the G7. The initiative has been launched […]
By Smitha Verma
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The Government of Indonesia today officially launched its Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM) Country Platform, a key coordination and delivery vehicle to drive forward the country’s just and affordable transition in the energy sector.  The announcement was made by Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the G20 Side Event joined by Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]
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One of the first concerns that Meenu Agrawal, a corporate professional from Delhi, had when she thought of buying an electric vehicle (EV) was around charging. It was a year back and there were still fewer people talking about it around her. After over a year’s research, she finally purchased one this year and hasn’t […]
By Smitha Verma
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In a side event organised on Wednesday, Bhupendar Yadav, India’s Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, explained the mantra of LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) and how individual contributions will help in the fight against climate change. The event was organised in association with the United Nations. “We are at a critical juncture in […]
By Smitha Verma
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India is leading a strong push for the COP27 climate summit to conclude with a decision on phasing down all fossil fuels. The push stems largely from India’s desire to not be singled out for its dependence on coal. The move to expand the focus beyond coal is likely to raise strong concerns from oil […]
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Ladies and gentlemen of the media,  This G20 summit comes at crucial time. Our world is facing the most pivotal, precarious moment in generations. People everywhere are getting hit from every direction – battered by runaway climate change and squeezed by a cost-of-living crisis. Geopolitical divisions are triggering new conflicts and making old ones even more difficult to […]
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While the world leaders discussed climate commitments and pledged funds, a quiet group of persistent mothers set forth their demand earnestly, once again. The mothers called on rich countries to provide adequate finance for a just transition, adaptation and loss and damage to help communities and families already bearing the brunt of climate change. “From […]
By Smitha Verma
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COP27’s thematic day, on Friday, was dedicated to Decarbonization and called for urgent action to reduce emissions across industry with a specific focus on the most carbon intensive sectors including steel, oil, gas, and fertilizers. The agenda featured several sessions that launched initiatives including the Sharm El Sheikh Methane Reduction Roadmap and East Mediterranean Gas […]
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When US Envoy for Climate John Kerry announced the carbon trading market scheme at COP27 on Wednesday it was met with a mixed bag of response. The voluntary carbon trading market scheme aims to boost private investment in clean energy projects in developing countries. The new initiative, called the energy transition accelerator, is to be […]
By Smitha Verma
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As the world convenes at Sharm El-Sheikh, in Egypt, for yet another climate conference, we look at what happened in last year’s annual summit and what’s in store for this year.  But before we delve deep, a background understanding of the climate conference is important. COP stands for conference of the parties. Every party/country, under […]
By Smitha Verma
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“Cities of the future are built with ideas that take shape on a paper and then taken forward,” said  Ujjwal Thakur, a university student, as he dwelled upon his subject of Infrastructure loss & Damage. Khare was part of over a dozen participants who had got together for the Mumbai edition of ‘City Sessions:The Future’ […]
By Smitha Verma
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a heartwarming speech, urges developed nations to deliver a clear-cut roadmap to address Loss & Damage and double adaptation support President Al-Sisi, COP-27 President Sameh Shoukry,  Excellencies, Dear friends, In just days, our planet’s population will cross a new threshold. The 8 billionth member of our human family will be […]
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Once again, as winter sets in, the capital city of India has been engulfed in severe air pollution. The thick smog that blanketed Delhi for the second consecutive day has led to GRAP coming into force.  The poor air quality is primarily due to unfavourable meteorological conditions and raging farm fires in Punjab. For the […]
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The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), which operates and manages the airport in the Capital city of India, has deployed 57 Electric Vehicles (EVs), the first airport in the country to do so. The move is intended to reduce carbon emissions. As per reports, DIAL aims to replace all diesel and petrol-run vehicles in a […]
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A new report from UN Climate Change shows countries are bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions downward but underlines that these efforts remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.  According to the report, the combined climate pledges of 193 Parties under the Paris […]
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As many as 559 million children are currently exposed to high heatwave frequency, according to new research from UNICEF. Further, 624 million children are exposed to one of three other high heat measures – high heatwave duration, high heatwave severity or extreme high temperatures. During a year in which heatwaves in both the southern and […]
By Smitha Verma
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How do we usher in novelty in the ideas pertaining to circularity in the global food and feed value chains? You may be astounded to hear the answer – “through the use of insects!” Easing off the pressure on our current system of agriculture and food production which ultimately adds an immense burden on the […]
By Ankit Bagaria
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India renewed its pledge on individual and collective action as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Nations Secretary-General  Antonio Guterres jointly launched the country’s flagship programme ‘Mission LiFE’. The acronym LiFE stands for “Lifestyle for Environment” and is intended to encourage individual actions against mindless consumption.  “The issue of climate change is being witnessed everywhere. […]
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As winter months approach one of the most heated topics of discussion in several cities across the world would be air pollution. Especially in several cities in India, the air quality index (AQI) has started showing to be ‘poor’.  The significance of individual action in bringing about a meaningful change in global warming and environmental […]
By Supriya Patil
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Some of the participants had travelled for two hours to reach the destination. Some of the mentors prepared several hours in advance for the brainstorming sessions. Neither the heat nor the distance deterred climate enthusiasts from Chennai who gathered together for a day-long design jam “City Sessions: The Future’ where how to build a sustainable […]
By Smitha Verma
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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