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Whoever wins US Presidential election 2020, Earth is the loser

Whoever wins US Presidential election 2020, Earth is the loser

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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Kem chho, planet earth?

Kem chho, planet earth?

February 24, 2020

In the high profile media coverage of the visit of the United States President Donald Trump, that starts today, a number of issues have dominated the headlines. But perhaps the most significant one has escaped the media glare. However, Narendra Modi must ask Trump about climate c...

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Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

Sultan Qaboos bin Said: Henry Kissinger of Middle East, with a difference

January 15, 2020

I strongly feel that United Nations owes him more than just a half-mast. My experience with Oman and visits during my UN days revealed Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s new world of quiet diplomacy, a monarchy committed to the people and that skilfully engages in preventing conflicts ev...

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Climate change from G20 to G7

Climate change from G20 to G7

August 21, 2019

Global leadership has so far failed to address climate change. The G7 Summit offers an opportunity for at least some of the leaders to move from intention to implementation.

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India’s fight against terrorism

India’s fight against terrorism

March 8, 2019

From resolving the Kashmir issue to ramping up intelligence activities, there is a lot that India needs to do in order to win its war against terrorism.

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India-Pakistan conflict

India-Pakistan conflict

March 1, 2019

India should take the mantle of leading the world in creating a global alliance against terrorism.

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Half a Degree Short

Half a Degree Short

December 1, 2018

Finance ministers who are either shy or wary of climate change should now try hard to be in line for climate-action. They are more likely to prove that economic benefits and the action to decarbonise the society are not the opposing teams in the game.

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United Nations claim that Montreal Protocol can solve the ozone conundrum

United Nations claim that Montreal Protocol can solve the ozone conundrum

November 14, 2018

The United Nations announced that the Montreal Protocol would eradicate the ozone depletion problem on a long term basis. However, following the Protocol would have to be mandatory by all the participant nations for it to work effectively.

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Ángel Gurría

Ángel Gurría

May 31, 2018

Ángel Gurría, secretary general, OECD, spoke to Biz@India about his experience at Davos 2018 and also about the structural change in policies, globalisation, sustainable development and how it can be achieved. Can you please tell us about the current mood here in Davos 2018? Th...

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Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

Paris Climate Agreement comes into force

November 5, 2016

After rolling ratifications of the Paris Climate Agreement by nations, the accord finally entered into a legal force on November 4, thus binding the governments, who have agreed to control the global temperature rise, to adhere to their promised contributions

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Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

Indian women honoured with UN Climate Solutions Award

October 7, 2016

Soon after India confirmed its intention to contribute towards climate change mitigation, the United Nations recognised 1,000 rural Indian women internationally on September 28, by honouring them with the ‘United Nations Momentum for Change Climate Change Award’, for their in...

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Paris Climate Agreement

Paris Climate Agreement

April 23, 2016

As India signed the Paris agreement on April 22, the country made some commitments to contribute in the global climate action. Around 175 countries signed the Paris agreement in New York on the International Earth Day, which was also the first day of signing ceremony of the globa...

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