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Australia announces climate plan, aims to zero out carbon emissions by 2050

Australia will stick with 2030 goals that have been criticized by activists and business leaders alike as too weak, adding to the sense that timid pledges from developed nations are stifling prospects for major progress at the climate talks.
A woman holds up a sign as she takes part in a protest to call for action on climate change in Melbourne, Australia. (File Photo / REUTERS)
A woman holds up a sign as she takes part in a protest to call for action on climate change in Melbourne, Australia. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 26, 2021 06:59 AM IST
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Singh calls out developed world over lack of emissions planning

  • Singh said India pledged an emission reduction of 33-35% by 2030. “We have already done 28%, and we will cross the target,” he added.
Union power and renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh(ANI)
Union power and renewable energy minister Raj Kumar Singh(ANI)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 01:21 AM IST
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By , Livemint, New Delhi

Covid-19 pandemic slowdown led to record fall in EU carbon market emissions

After aviation, the heat and power sector, whose emissions totalled 632.8 million tonnes of CO2e, down 17.1% on 2019, registered the next steepest fall.
Nearly a third of that is going to sectors that affect carbon emissions and biodiversity - energy, industry, waste management, transport and farming - but the researchers identified only $567 billion as green spending.(AP (Representative Image))
Nearly a third of that is going to sectors that affect carbon emissions and biodiversity - energy, industry, waste management, transport and farming - but the researchers identified only $567 billion as green spending.(AP (Representative Image))
Published on Apr 01, 2021 06:57 PM IST
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South Korea to cut railway carbon emissions by replacing diesel trains by 2029

The initiative focuses on investing in more environmentally friendly energy and transport, such as solar power and electric and hydrogen cars, and building digital infrastructure.
The train, built by Hyundai Rotem Co, only produces some 70% of the emissions produced by diesel-powered trains, which generated 235,000 tonnes of emissions in 2019, according to state-run Korail Railroad Corp.(AP representative image)
The train, built by Hyundai Rotem Co, only produces some 70% of the emissions produced by diesel-powered trains, which generated 235,000 tonnes of emissions in 2019, according to state-run Korail Railroad Corp.(AP representative image)
Published on Jan 04, 2021 04:35 PM IST
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Seoul | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma

The climate crisis needs a vaccine too

The pandemic has starkly exposed the perils of the rampant degradation of our planet’s fragile ecology
If current indications are anything to go by we are witnessing the revival, even intensification of the ecologically-damaging production and consumption patterns which have landed us in this predicament. Carbon emissions are rising once again as economies begin to revive. Environmental safeguards are being relaxed on the plea that industries badly hit by the pandemic cannot bear the burden of such regulation at least for some time.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
If current indications are anything to go by we are witnessing the revival, even intensification of the ecologically-damaging production and consumption patterns which have landed us in this predicament. Carbon emissions are rising once again as economies begin to revive. Environmental safeguards are being relaxed on the plea that industries badly hit by the pandemic cannot bear the burden of such regulation at least for some time.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 01, 2021 06:02 AM IST
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By Shyam Saran

CIL’s Rs1 lakh-cr plan to diversify products gets centre’s nod

CIL will set up three special-purpose vehicles (SPVs) to develop a Rs 45,500 crore integrated solar wafer manufacturing facility, a Rs 38,000 crore greenfield aluminium project and an aluminium smelting unit with National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) costing around Rs 23,400 crore, the officials said.
Coal secretary Anil Kumar Jain said that in order to reach net zero carbon emissions, Coal India has to think beyond coal, diversify and reduce its dependence on the fossil fuel.(HT file photo)
Coal secretary Anil Kumar Jain said that in order to reach net zero carbon emissions, Coal India has to think beyond coal, diversify and reduce its dependence on the fossil fuel.(HT file photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 06:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal

How biofuels can double farm incomes

A total of Rs 1 lakh crore worth of biofuel will be purchased every year by oil marketing firms in the future for blending. This money will be ploughed back to the rural economy
The components of a biofuel supply chain create a circular rural economy that results in substantial environmental, socio-economic and health benefits for communities(AFP)
The components of a biofuel supply chain create a circular rural economy that results in substantial environmental, socio-economic and health benefits for communities(AFP)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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Australia, Japan brainstorm plans to bury Asia’s carbon emissions under the sea

This year about 40 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured across the world’s 21 operating facilities, according to the International Energy Agency.
Major energy producers have championed carbon capture and storage as a means to curb their emissions footprint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Major energy producers have championed carbon capture and storage as a means to curb their emissions footprint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Dec 07, 2020 11:24 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Carbon emissions close to record price ahead of EU Summit

EU leaders are expected to clash over whether to cut emissions by at least 55% by 2030, up from a current goal of 40%. A decision next week could push carbon prices beyond the record high of 31 euros a ton set in April 2006.
Carbon has hit this price range twice before this year, in July and September, before falling back down. Each time the surge has been driven by market expectations about the EU’s climate plans.(BLOOMBERG (Representative image))
Carbon has hit this price range twice before this year, in July and September, before falling back down. Each time the surge has been driven by market expectations about the EU’s climate plans.(BLOOMBERG (Representative image))
Published on Dec 05, 2020 12:20 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Why this man is roaming around Delhi with a mask attached to a can filled with a plant

Pankaj Kumar has one question for the public,“We had inherited clean air from our ancestors, but can we pass on the same to our next generation?”
Pankaj Kumar, who is from Bihar, currently lives in Noida.(Instagram/@earthworri)
Pankaj Kumar, who is from Bihar, currently lives in Noida.(Instagram/@earthworri)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 09:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury

Rising temperatures will force workers to stay indoors, poses $200 bn risk to India’s GDP by 2030: Report

Climate change poses a USD 200 billion risk to the Indian GDP by 2030, as the rise in temperatures reduces the number of hours of outdoor work, a report said on Wednesday.
Representational image(Unsplash)
Representational image(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 11:15 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

EV policy to reduce carbon emission by 4.8 million tonnes in 4 yrs: Delhi govt

The dialogue was organised by the climate group in collaboration with the UN High-Level Climate Champions and the UK COP26 Presidency.
The Delhi government’s EV policy focuses on a very clear goal - 25% of all newly-registered vehicles should be EVs by 2024. As of now, the number is 0.2%(PTI)
The Delhi government’s EV policy focuses on a very clear goal - 25% of all newly-registered vehicles should be EVs by 2024. As of now, the number is 0.2%(PTI)
Updated on Nov 11, 2020 09:01 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Infosys aligns with carbon goals early

In FY20, nearly 44% of Infosys’s electricity consumption was met through renewable energy sources. The company operates 60MW of captive solar photovoltaic capacity.
Employees walk past an Infosys logo at the campus of Infosys Ltd. at the Electronics City area in Bengaluru.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Employees walk past an Infosys logo at the campus of Infosys Ltd. at the Electronics City area in Bengaluru.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2020 07:45 AM IST
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Mint, Bengaluru | By Ayushman Baruah and Sharan Poovanna

Fast-fashion heiress goes green by urging shoppers to buy less

Textile heiress Veronica Chou was a globe-trotting executive who made headlines for her socialite lifestyle and lavish 2012 wedding in Hong Kong. Now, she’s trying to clean up the fashion industry.
A member of the $2.7 billion family empire built by her father Silas Chou, the 36-year-old said she’s now devoting her time and money to startups that make one of the world’s most wasteful industries more sustainable.(Instagram @veronicachou)
A member of the $2.7 billion family empire built by her father Silas Chou, the 36-year-old said she’s now devoting her time and money to startups that make one of the world’s most wasteful industries more sustainable.(Instagram @veronicachou)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 08:29 AM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

The IMF has a blueprint for helping the climate without hurting economic growth

While the rest of the climate and energy world was poring over a different World Energy Outlook — the IMF’s comprehensive assessment of what the energy transition will mean for economies was relatively overlooked.
For decades, the need to cut emissions has been dogged by questions that essentially boil down to: how much will it cost, and is it worth it?(Unsplash)
For decades, the need to cut emissions has been dogged by questions that essentially boil down to: how much will it cost, and is it worth it?(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

The IMF has a blueprint for helping the climate without hurting economic growth

The IMF’s new approach might herald a tipping point not just in the institution’s thinking about climate change, but the mainstream views of economics and policy making.
The International Monetary Fund logo is seen during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
The International Monetary Fund logo is seen during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 17, 2020 03:09 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

World bank still investing billions in fossil fuels, study shows

The World Bank Group has continued to invest in fossil fuels despite pledging to fight climate change, according to German environmental lobby group Urgewald.
The World Bank said in a statement that it stopped financing upstream investments in oil and gas in 2019.(Pixabay)
The World Bank said in a statement that it stopped financing upstream investments in oil and gas in 2019.(Pixabay)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 07:17 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta

Stealing our future: Greta Thunberg and 3 other activists accuse EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on carbon emissions

Climate change activists Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Adélaïde Charlier and Anuna de Wever van der Heyden take extensive research in their own hands after claiming that the proposed carbon emission reduction targets for the EU by 2030 are nowhere near enough to be in line with the target of the Paris Agreement
Greta Thunberg accuses EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on reduction of carbon emissions(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg accuses EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on reduction of carbon emissions(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s documentary to premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Documentary on Greta Thunberg follows the Swedish environmentalist and contains never-seen-before footage of her harrowing two-week sailing journey across the Atlantic to speak at the UN climate conference in New York in 2019, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival
Greta Thunberg’s documentary contains never-seen-before footage(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg’s documentary contains never-seen-before footage(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 09:32 AM IST
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Venice | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Carbon emissions for 2020 to come down by 8% due to lockdown: Environment ministry

J P Gupta, Chairman, Environment Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry said environment is a key driving factor for running industries and there is a need to be considerate towards the environment for sustainability and growth.
Last month Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar had said that India has achieved reduction of 21 per cent in emission intensity of its GDP between 2005 and 2014, thereby achieving its pre-2020 voluntary target.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Last month Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar had said that India has achieved reduction of 21 per cent in emission intensity of its GDP between 2005 and 2014, thereby achieving its pre-2020 voluntary target.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Published on Aug 27, 2020 03:00 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Tech firms offer carbon tracking software to meet oil-investor demands

More tech companies are launching software that oil and gas producers can use to measure their carbon emissions due to mounting investor pressure to curb greenhouse gases.
Top investors, including BlackRock, have put climate change on their agendas, encouraging energy producers to evaluate programs to help track emissions and report on results.(Bloomberg file photo for representation)
Top investors, including BlackRock, have put climate change on their agendas, encouraging energy producers to evaluate programs to help track emissions and report on results.(Bloomberg file photo for representation)
Updated on Aug 18, 2020 09:37 PM IST
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Denver | By Reuters

Climate change: Activist aims to bring India’s tribal wisdom to living sustainably

Archana Soreng, 24, a member of the Kharia tribe from the remote village of Bihabandh in India’s Odisha state, in late July was selected as one of seven youth advisors on climate action to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Archana Soreng said indigenous communities were already among those hardest hit by worsening climate-related threats and problems, from extreme weather to deforestation. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Archana Soreng said indigenous communities were already among those hardest hit by worsening climate-related threats and problems, from extreme weather to deforestation. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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Thomson Reuters Foundation, Sundargarh, India | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma

Sustainable Living: Here’s how to make sustainable choices, reduce carbon footprint while working from home

While this state of affairs won’t go on forever, with offices around the globe starting to reopen, some companies won’t return to normal. Instead, they will implement long-term work-from-anywhere policies.
People who are able to work from home appear to also be working on sustainable living skills. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
People who are able to work from home appear to also be working on sustainable living skills. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 09:58 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Emily Chasan | Posted by Saumya Sharma

UK government advised to harness Covid-19 pandemic to speed zero-carbon aims

Britain was moving toward its commitment to produce no more emissions than it can offset or store by 2050 - but steps so far “do not yet measure up to the size of the net-zero challenge”, a report by Britain’s Committee on Climate Change said.
The government should use the coronavirus crisis - including fresh public concern about unexpected risks and willingness to change behaviour - to push ahead on new climate-smart policies, a report said.(AP Photo)
The government should use the coronavirus crisis - including fresh public concern about unexpected risks and willingness to change behaviour - to push ahead on new climate-smart policies, a report said.(AP Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2020 08:31 AM IST
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London | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Australia backs technology in new carbon emissions plan

Green groups, however, oppose the plan for its continued reliance on fossil fuels, like gas and coal. They, along with mining, energy and other big corporations, have argued for the introduction of a price on carbon to drive green investment.
Australia, one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters per capita, has struggled for more than a decade to formulate a long-term plan for a low carbon economy amid a politically charged debate between fossil fuel supporters and opponents.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Australia, one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters per capita, has struggled for more than a decade to formulate a long-term plan for a low carbon economy amid a politically charged debate between fossil fuel supporters and opponents.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Published on May 21, 2020 07:12 AM IST
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Melbourne | By Reuters | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

Build back, with an eye on the environment | HT Editorial

The drastic dip in emissions should be used as a moment to imagine a new world
Use the dip in emissions to imagine a new, more eco-friendly, world(AFP)
Use the dip in emissions to imagine a new, more eco-friendly, world(AFP)
Updated on May 21, 2020 06:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Connecting with nature may trigger eco-friendly life choices

A recent study revealed that many environmentally friendly life choices were common in people who lived in greener spaces or at the coast, and among those who regularly visited natural spaces.
People in green urban neighbourhoods seemed to be more pro-environmental due to greater cognitive and emotional connection to the natural world.(Unsplash)
People in green urban neighbourhoods seemed to be more pro-environmental due to greater cognitive and emotional connection to the natural world.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 02:00 PM IST
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London | By Press Trust of India

Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb

Harmful chemicals, global transport of goods and non-biodegradable packaging add to the environmental cost. The combined impact has put the fashion industry under scrutiny among consumers who want to know where — and how — their clothes are produced.
Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb.(Unsplash)
Sustainability in the fashion industry faces an uphill climb.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 01:43 PM IST
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London | By Associated Press

German air travel slump points to spread of flight shame

The number of people flying between German cities fell 12% in November from a year earlier, according to the ADV industry group, marking a fourth straight monthly drop and mirroring a pattern emerging in Sweden, where teenage activist Greta Thunberg has spearheaded a campaign against air transport.
The data adds to signs that climate change is fostering a sense of so-called flying shame.(Unsplash)
The data adds to signs that climate change is fostering a sense of so-called flying shame.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent

Recognising the climate crisis | HT Editorial

The world, and India, face an existential threat. Wake up to it
Due to carbon emissions, global temperatures have warmed by 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It may not seem like a lot. But a world that is just a degree warmer has resulted in wildfires in California and Sydney, and annual wildfires in the Arctic(Bloomberg)
Due to carbon emissions, global temperatures have warmed by 1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It may not seem like a lot. But a world that is just a degree warmer has resulted in wildfires in California and Sydney, and annual wildfires in the Arctic(Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 24, 2019 04:20 PM IST
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