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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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Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?

Can India achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050?

July 17, 2021

If India commits to a net-zero goal, it will join countries like the UK and France, and possibly the USA under the Biden Administration, that have enacted laws to achieve this scenario by the middle of the century. In 2020, leading members of the Indian industry, such as Siemens ...

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Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

Biden building bridges: Climate finance must be at the centre

April 21, 2021

Days after an unruly crowd of conservative Americans had taken control of the US Capitol, the landmark edifice of democracy, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. took control of the United States of America after he was sworn in as the 46th President on the very steps of the Capitol buildi...

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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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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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