Environment

Climate change in times of Covid

Climate change in times of Covid

December 28, 2020

According to a provisional report by the World Meteorological Organisation, published earlier this month, the year 2020 is set to be the among the three warmest on record. The State of the Global Climate report also goes on to say that the decade 2011-2020 would be the warmest e...

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Educational institutes pledge for carbon neutrality

Educational institutes pledge for carbon neutralit...

December 21, 2020

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and in an effort to boost the global commitment to slow down global warming and arrest climate change, Climate Ambition Summit was hosted by United Nations, UK and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy....

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Carbon neutral economy can be historical ‘new normal’

Carbon neutral economy can be historical ‘new no...

December 11, 2020

December 12, 2020, marks the 5th Anniversary of Paris Climate Agreement. The year 2020 is the only year since 1992 when the annual global meeting of United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change, UNFCCC, has not been held, due to COVID restrictions. Paradoxically, each y...

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Sowing the seeds for tomorrow’s climate leaders

Sowing the seeds for tomorrow’s climate leaders

December 9, 2020

To mark the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and in an effort to boost the global commitment to slow down global warming and arrest climate change, Climate Ambition Summit is being hosted by United Nations, UK and France, in partnership with Chile and Ita...

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Not enough progress on net zero carbon emissions

Not enough progress on net zero carbon emissions

December 8, 2020

A number of nations, including the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom, have already announced new & more ambitious targets for carbon emissions targets agreed to in Paris. India looks well poised to do the same. But it’s unlikely to slow down global warming or arrest ...

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Crashing prices, low demand to hit India’s solar power ambitions

Crashing prices, low demand to hit India’s solar...

November 24, 2020

At the latest round of auctions of solar power projects held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India, record lows were touched as bidders tried to grab the projects of 1070 mw that were up for the taking. Two international bidders, one each from Saudi Arabia and Singapore, quote...

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Sensationalism puts media in its own planetary crisis

Sensationalism puts media in its own planetary cri...

November 18, 2020

Fake and phony news does not emanate only from the desire to misguide the people. It also comes from the inherent and impulsive tendency of competitive media to ‘Break the News’. Half-cooked verification before reporting and impetuous language while reporting and scant remors...

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With Diwali approaching, air pollution levels shoot up

With Diwali approaching, air pollution levels shoo...

November 12, 2020

The last fortnight has been particularly hard for nearly half the Indian population that resides in northern plains of the country. Pollution levels have ranged between severely unhealthy to sheer hazardous and even beyond, thanks in part to the stubble burning by farmers, but al...

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Whoever wins US Presidential election 2020, Earth is the loser

Whoever wins US Presidential election 2020, Earth ...

November 3, 2020

November 4 is poised to be the new Earth Day when the fierce race will come to a frightful end. Then will begin humanity’s race to save planet Earth. Many postal votes would still be in counting on that day, so also the prophesied views of the climate scientists, carbon emissio...

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Big ticket investments in oil & gas as Modi opens India Energy Forum

Big ticket investments in oil & gas as Modi o...

October 28, 2020

Inaugurating the fourth edition of the India Energy Forum-CERA Week, earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the participants that India was well on track to meet its commitment of 275 GW of installed capacity in renewable energy by the year 2022.

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