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COP26 outcome a compromise: UN chief on Glasgow climate agreement

“The outcome of COP26 is a compromise. It reflects the interests, the contradictions and the state of political will in the world today. It is an important step, but it is not enough,” Antonio Guterres said. 
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres speaks at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.(AP)
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres speaks at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.(AP)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 09:49 AM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

What's in the Glasgow Climate Pact?

Scientists say that to go beyond a rise of 1.5C would unleash extreme sea level rise and catastrophes including crippling droughts, monstrous storms and wildfires far worse than those the world is already suffering.
Failure to set, and meet, tougher emissions-cutting goals would have huge consequences.(AFP)
Failure to set, and meet, tougher emissions-cutting goals would have huge consequences.(AFP)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 07:36 AM IST
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India’s pledge towards net-zero by 2070 paves path towards a sustainable future

There seems to be a clear contradiction in what some of the developed nations preach and practice. They really need to walk the talk now and if not lead by example at least follow us and make real commitments.
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change needs to focus much more on climate change and devise strategies and programmes to achieve the net-zero target we have set for ourselves for 2070. (AFP)
The ministry of environment, forest and climate change needs to focus much more on climate change and devise strategies and programmes to achieve the net-zero target we have set for ourselves for 2070. (AFP)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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ByNawneet Vibhaw, New Delhi

India Inc hails Modi's call on net zero emissions by 2070, calls it 'practical'

Narendra Modi announced a bold pledge that India will achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2070 and asserted that it is the only country that is delivering in letter and spirit the commitments on tackling climate change under the Paris Agreement. 
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday. (REUTERS)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday. (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 02, 2021 07:29 PM IST
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PM Modi delivers India 'panchamrit' gift at COP26 to fight climate change

“In the midst of this global brainstorming on climate change, on behalf of India, I would like to present five nectar elements, Panchamrit, to deal with this challenge,” Modi said.
Among the key announcements, Modi said the country would strive to achieve net zero emissions by 2070.(Twitter/@ANI)
Among the key announcements, Modi said the country would strive to achieve net zero emissions by 2070.(Twitter/@ANI)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

G20 agrees on 1.5 degree Celsius climate change target: Report

The declaration, expected to be released later Sunday, will talk about keeping the 1.5 degrees target “within reach.”
G20 economies emit nearly 80% of carbon emissions. In picture - Leaders of the G20 throw coins inside the Trevi Fountain during an event for the G20 summit in Rome.(AP)
G20 economies emit nearly 80% of carbon emissions. In picture - Leaders of the G20 throw coins inside the Trevi Fountain during an event for the G20 summit in Rome.(AP)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 05:35 PM IST
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Europe clinches deal on wide-ranging climate law to speed emissions cuts

The deal arrives just in time for a summit of world leaders hosted by the US government on Thursday and Friday, where the EU and other global powers will promote their pledges to protect the planet.
The European climate law targets to reduce the net emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade to steer it towards reaching zero net emissions by 2050.(AP)
The European climate law targets to reduce the net emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade to steer it towards reaching zero net emissions by 2050.(AP)
Published on Apr 21, 2021 03:25 PM IST
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UK to toughen climate target before US President Joe Biden's summit: Reports

The 2035 plan would put Britain on course to meet its target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, April 14, 2021, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain, April 14, 2021, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 20, 2021 03:55 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, London

‘Global climate strike’: Youngsters, activists take to streets in Delhi, demand action

A group of protesters had gathered at the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Friday afternoon demanding inclusive, attainable environmental plans, among other things.
Protesters said they were adhering to social distancing norms and reducing the risk of spread of infection by carrying their own sanitisers, consumables and posters.(HT photo)
Protesters said they were adhering to social distancing norms and reducing the risk of spread of infection by carrying their own sanitisers, consumables and posters.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Greta Thunberg warns of fallouts from climate change in powerful documentary trailer that gives goosebumps

Sweden’s teen climate change activist, Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer grabs over 1.3 million views, makes hair stand on the ends with climate emergency warnings ahead of cinematic release worldwide starting October 16
Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer will surely give you goosebumps(YouTube/Hulu)
Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer will surely give you goosebumps(YouTube/Hulu)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

India will stick to its NDCs under Paris Agreement despite Covid-19: Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar said in 2009 the world had agreed that developed countries will mobilise 100 billion dollars every year for climate adaptation and mitigation.
Sustainable lifestyle is at the core of India’s ethos, Javadekar said adding that our electricity consumption is only 1,000 units per person per year compared to 12,000 units per person per year in the US.(PTI)
Sustainable lifestyle is at the core of India’s ethos, Javadekar said adding that our electricity consumption is only 1,000 units per person per year compared to 12,000 units per person per year in the US.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Climate crisis: Land is the key | HT Editorial

Sync traditional knowledge and science to build resilience
The impact of an erratic monsoon on agriculture — and farmers — is direct. This is because between 50% to 60%of the country’s agriculture is still rainfed, without access to any form of irrigation(REUTERS)
The impact of an erratic monsoon on agriculture — and farmers — is direct. This is because between 50% to 60%of the country’s agriculture is still rainfed, without access to any form of irrigation(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 10:36 PM IST
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India, Norway will work together in exerting pressure on countries for quick climate action: Prakash Javadekar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be officially inaugurating on Monday the CMS COP 13, which is being attended by 1,800 delegates from nearly 130 countries.
India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed u(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed u(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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Gandhinagar | ByPress Trust of India

Billions at risk as Asia’s great rivers suffer

The 2015 Paris agreement saw nations commit to limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels as a way of curbing the worst impacts of global warming.
A man rowing a boat on Brahmaputra in Assam.(AP File Phot o)
A man rowing a boat on Brahmaputra in Assam.(AP File Phot o)
Published on Jan 11, 2020 04:29 AM IST
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Hong Kong | ByAgence France-Presse

86 fashion companies pledge climate actions

86 fashion companies have asked political leaders around the world to partner with them to deliver effective and ambitious climate action, as part of an event celebrating one year of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
The communique from the fashion companies calls for a partnership with political leaders of countries with major fashion production and consumer markets, to create enabling policy environments that will bring the industry in line with the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.(Unsplash)
The communique from the fashion companies calls for a partnership with political leaders of countries with major fashion production and consumer markets, to create enabling policy environments that will bring the industry in line with the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 01:55 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByHT Correspondent, Madrid

Greta Thunberg slams ‘misleading’ climate pledges at UN summit

The UN climate forum tasked with saving the world from runaway global warming has become an “opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and avoid raising their ambition” to act on climate, the 16-year-old told delegates and observers to vigorous applause.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg accused rich countries of “misleading” people over climate action at UN talks(REUTERS)
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg accused rich countries of “misleading” people over climate action at UN talks(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 13, 2019 07:19 AM IST
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India leading from the front in climate action: Prakash Javadekar

India has been calling on the developed countries to take the lead in taking actions in the pursuit of solar energy capacity and fulfil their climate finance commitments of raising USD 100 billion per annum by 2020.
Prakash Javadekar said that India has reduced its emission intensity by 22% since 2005.(PTI)
Prakash Javadekar said that India has reduced its emission intensity by 22% since 2005.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2019 06:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

India among G20 nations facing highest losses due to extreme weather events: Report

India has the most ambitious NDC to limit global warming to 1.5 degree C. India is also currently the country investing the most in renewable energy while Brazil and Germany are the only G20 countries with long-term renewable energy strategies.
India has the most ambitious NDC to limit global warming to 1.5 degree C.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
India has the most ambitious NDC to limit global warming to 1.5 degree C.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

The stepchild of the Rio Earth Summit may finally get its due

Desertification ended ancient civilisations. The world is facing the same threat. The Delhi meet offers a plan
'Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Greater Noida, September 9, 2019(AFP)
'Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Greater Noida, September 9, 2019(AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2019 07:18 PM IST
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ByArunabha Ghosh

Climate movement now ‘too loud to handle’ for Trump and critics, says teen activist Greta Thunberg

“Today we are millions around the world, striking and marching again, and we will keep on doing it until they listen,” Greta Thunberg said.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks to reporters after receiving the key to the city of Montreal during a ceremony in Montreal.(AP Photo)
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks to reporters after receiving the key to the city of Montreal during a ceremony in Montreal.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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Colleges that walk the talk on going green

On-site garbage segregation, biogas plants that fuel canteen stoves, waste water to keep cricket pitches green, and student-led sensitisation drives - Indian colleges are taking organised steps to towards ecosensitivity.
While students worldwide are seen advocating sustainability, some colleges are doing their bit and improving their waste management systems in India too.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
While students worldwide are seen advocating sustainability, some colleges are doing their bit and improving their waste management systems in India too.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 03:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAishwarya Iyer

The adverse impact of climate change | HT editorial

Extreme weather-related events are causing more deaths. States must wake up
On July 9, the government informed the Lok Sabha that over 2,400 people died due to extreme weather events in the last one year. Between 1980 and 2010, the government added, India experienced 431 major natural disasters. The climate-laggard states must realise that along with saving lives, economic gain and climate action can go hand in hand(AP)
On July 9, the government informed the Lok Sabha that over 2,400 people died due to extreme weather events in the last one year. Between 1980 and 2010, the government added, India experienced 431 major natural disasters. The climate-laggard states must realise that along with saving lives, economic gain and climate action can go hand in hand(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 09:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

What the world must do to build climate-friendly cities

Invest in cleaning up the hard-to-abate sectors such as cement and steel so that new infrastructure is green.
As demand for cement rises due to infrastructure growth, India has an opportunity to lead the world on efficient, clean cement production. In India and Africa, cement production is predicted to triple in the next 35 years as urbanisation drives demand.(Parveen Kumat/HT)
As demand for cement rises due to infrastructure growth, India has an opportunity to lead the world on efficient, clean cement production. In India and Africa, cement production is predicted to triple in the next 35 years as urbanisation drives demand.(Parveen Kumat/HT)
Updated on Aug 26, 2019 07:56 AM IST
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Although climate change is global, its importance is not viewed globally: Reports

Climate change is global in nature, and is creeping higher in surveys of voter concerns. In some countries it’s at or near the top, but it’s not regarded with the same urgency the world over.
The US has dealt with a range of recent natural disasters, including widespread flooding in the Midwest and South on top of last year’s devastating wildfires in California.(AP/Representative Image)
The US has dealt with a range of recent natural disasters, including widespread flooding in the Midwest and South on top of last year’s devastating wildfires in California.(AP/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 09:44 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByAlan Crawford

Students from city join global protest against climate change

With colourful banners and costumes made of plastic, students braved the April sun to raise their voices against global warming, industrial pollution, deforestation, droughts, and environmental migration among other issues.
Students from city join global protest against climate change(AP)
Students from city join global protest against climate change(AP)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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‘Planet hotter than my boyfriend’: Swiss students march for climate action

Despite vows from a number of school districts to show zero tolerance for those who missed class, pupils as young as 12 turned out across at least 15 Swiss cities and towns for the “climate strike.”
School pupils demonstrate during a
School pupils demonstrate during a "March against climate change " at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland on January 18.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 18, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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India, China could gain massive health benefits by tackling climate change: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights why health considerations are critical to the advancement of climate action and outlines key recommendations for policy makers.
Demonstrators hold a banner which reads 'save our planet, save our future' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, will take place in Poland from Dec. 2-14. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)(AP)
Demonstrators hold a banner which reads 'save our planet, save our future' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, will take place in Poland from Dec. 2-14. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)(AP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2018 02:13 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, Katowice (poland)

Sushma Swaraj says India ready to take lead on climate action

India looks forward to welcoming Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the first General Assembly of the ISA next week in New Delhi.
New York: Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj during a meeting on climate change at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, Wednesday, September 26, 2018.(PTI)
New York: Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj during a meeting on climate change at the 73rd UN General Assembly in New York, Wednesday, September 26, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 01:44 PM IST
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Museums around the globe seek to save the planet, an exhibit at a time

Climate change cannot be ignored anymore. And that’s why museums around the world are stepping up efforts to address the issue of global warming through events. There is even talk of dedicated climate museums.
The Museum of Water is a live piece of artwork that travels around the world and invites people to donate water — from spit to melted snow.(Facebook)
The Museum of Water is a live piece of artwork that travels around the world and invites people to donate water — from spit to melted snow.(Facebook)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 04:54 PM IST
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