carbon emissions

India turns to King Coal again as heatwaves lead to power demand surge

India turns to King Coal again as heatwaves lead to power demand surge

May 16, 2022

Last week, Indian government said it was reviving mining from 100 coal mines that had been shut down earlier as they were not financially viable. However, with a severe coal shortage looming large over the country, leading to a massive mismatch between power demand and supply jus...

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Rich world dodges climate finance & climate equity at COP26

Rich world dodges climate finance & climate equity at COP26

November 14, 2021

For months leading up to the opening of COP26, the 26th meeting of Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dozens of reputed scientific organisations had said that it was really the last chance to pull the world back from the b...

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COP26 headed to failure despite carbon to coal commitments

COP26 headed to failure despite carbon to coal commitments

November 4, 2021

Even before the latest climate change summit, COP26, began at Glasgow earlier this year, there were more than enough warnings and definitely more than adequate evidence that the world had already turn out of time in meeting the climate change threat head on and that the Glasgow s...

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Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgow

Elephant in the conference room at COP26 in Glasgow

September 28, 2021

During the Ice Age, elephants roamed freely around northern Europe. They became extinct several thousand years back. Since then, especially during the Roman and British Empires, elephants were imported or gifted from other regions like Asia and Africa. In 21st century right in Gl...

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Educational institutes pledge for carbon neutrality

Educational institutes pledge for carbon neutrality

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 normal’

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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Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

August 22, 2020

Even though Earth Overshoot Day 2020 has been delayed by three weeks due to coronavirus pandemic, humanity is racing ahead to rapidly devour all global resources. If the whole world lived like Qatar, global resources for an entire year would be exhausted by February 11. For Luxem...

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Carbon trading and climate change

Carbon trading and climate change

February 8, 2020

After two decades of a total failure, carbon trading was one of the biggest stumbling blocks at the climate change summit in December. It remains a bad idea that needs to be dropped.

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Air Pollution

Air Pollution

December 28, 2015

Measures to check the menace of air pollution in Delhi by the executive and the judiciary has received both bouquets and brickbats. The truth is that air pollution is a clear and present danger and the time to act is now. Decimating the 15-year-old Congress party and neutralising...

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