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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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High energy prices could derail COP26

High energy prices could derail COP26

October 29, 2021

A report by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, released barely a week before the opening of COP26, the global climate change summit in Glasgow that begins tomorrow, says that the commitments made so far by different countries to cut carbon emissions by 2030 are far s...

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Race to Zero: Unique opportunity for G7 and Modi

Race to Zero: Unique opportunity for G7 and Modi

June 4, 2021

Modi’s image appears to be tarnished, mainly in the western media, that has found governance-gaps in his management of  second wave of COVID pandemic. On the other hand, the world’s seven rich countries have recognised  India’s emerging strategic role in economic, social ...

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With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

With US back in, time for fresh start for Paris Agreement

January 22, 2021

True to his campaign promise, within hours of taking office, the newly elected President of the United States, Joe Biden, annulled his predecessor Donald Trump’s decision on June 2017 to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, paving way for the world’s largest economy an...

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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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Course corrections in United States policies for President-Elect Joe Biden

Course corrections in United States policies for President-Elect Joe Biden

November 8, 2020

the President-Elect of United States Joe Biden said he would immediately reverse the ban on travel from 13-odd Muslim majority nations

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

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

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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London climate change meet on December 12 set to flop

London climate change meet on December 12 set to flop

October 1, 2020

2020 was supposed to have been a crucial milestone in the battle to save the climate. But like a familiar story, it is pretty much certain to be yet another washout. Five years ago, the famed meeting in Paris in December 2015 was also headed towards an embarrassing collapse. But ...

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Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from ecology to economy

Pollution spikes as governments shift focus from ecology to economy

September 8, 2020

Euphoria over clean environment during lockdown is replaced with despair as pollution levels soar again & leaders look for economic recovery at all costs, especially cost of environment.

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Australian bush fires

Australian bush fires

February 5, 2020

Will the unprecedented bushfires in Australia force the government and people to face the fact of hazards that climate change can inflict on them and others?

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Cop25 failure

Cop25 failure

December 15, 2019

The Cop25 negotiations in Madrid ended in a failure as global leaders try to kick the climate change can down an inexistant road.

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