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Climate and Us | Perils of incentivising shortcuts in environmental appraisals

The OM was called out by several independent environmental experts to be irresponsible and would make an environmental appraisal of infrastructure projects even laxer. 
Published on Jan 24, 2022 08:24 PM IST

‘Pro-Planet People’: PM Modi talks climate in World Economic Forum address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the World Economic Forum's Davos Agenda via video conferencing in New Delhi on Monday. 
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 09:43 PM IST

Policies and People | Unlock the power of climate action plans

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In the last year, India has suffered a spate of flooding and landslide disasters in the high mountains of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and floods and intense cyclones in other parts of the country
Published on Jan 13, 2022 07:11 AM IST

2021 was fifth-hottest year on record: List of extreme events and their impact

Climate change has led to increase in the levels of carbon dioxide and methane int he atmosphere.
Published on Jan 11, 2022 07:09 AM IST

Climate and us: Protecting landscapes, biodiversity will be key in 2022

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While reforms in forest governance may be welcome, are we managing to strike a balance between diversion of natural forests and plantation efforts? (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 08:11 AM IST

The path to Maharashtra’s net zero commitment

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“Given that coal is still such a huge part of the energy mix, you can’t arrive at net zero simply by planting trees,” said Sunil Dahiya, an analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) a Delhi-based think tank. (Twitter/@AUThackeray)
Updated on Jan 02, 2022 02:58 PM IST

Minimum temperature in north India to rise amid intensified western disturbances

A gradual rise in minimum temperatures by 2 to 4 degrees Celcius is expected over most parts of northwest, east and central India during the next two days
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 02:23 PM IST

Climate entrepreneurship or green jobs can drive bottom-up climate action

Solar panels at the site of solar energy projects developer Saurya Urja Company of Rajasthan Limited, at the Bhadla Solar Park in Bhadla, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 20, 2021 02:44 PM IST

India's clean energy gets more funding than coal for the third successive year

India’s ambitious targets at COP26 should be studied in the context of India’s consistent domestic push towards clean technologies (ANI)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 02:38 PM IST

Siberian town recorded 38 degrees Celsius last year, UN agency confirms

A man digs a control line during the work on extinguishing a forest fire near the village of Magaras in the region of Yakutia, Russia July 17, 2021. 
Published on Dec 14, 2021 02:00 PM IST

India votes against UNSC draft resolution to 'securitise' climate action

File photo of TS Tirumurti, India's permanent representative to the United Nations. 
Published on Dec 13, 2021 10:41 PM IST

‘Time for parties to make climate change election agenda’: Aaditya Thackeray

Maharashtra environment minister Aaditya Thackeray stressed the need for conserving the ecology and addressing the challenges of climate change. 
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 03:56 PM IST

Greenpiece: The mind matters in climate crisis

A man wades into the ocean at sunset,
Published on Dec 13, 2021 06:38 AM IST

Delhi to submit its climate action plan by January 2022

Clouds over Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2021 04:06 AM IST

World needs to focus on ‘right to healthy environment, climate justice’: Kovind

A recent photo of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. (AFP)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 07:30 AM IST

‘ESG framework must for organisations to mitigate risks of climate change’

Executive director of Godrej & Boyce, Nyrika Holkar said as the hope of restricting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius recedes rapidly, there is a dire need for companies to reorganise their business processes to contain the worst excesses of climate change. 
Published on Dec 09, 2021 11:52 PM IST

Meat-climate debate is a red herring in India

India faces a different challenge when it comes to protein consumption. Increasing theconsumption of pulses by making them more affordable is one of the low-hanging fruits in the pursuit of nutrition and climate goals in India.
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 11:37 AM IST

Catch them young: School climate education key for sustainable development

In India, we are seeing a rise in youth climate organisations demanding greater climate action, climate change education and climate justice.
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 05:38 PM IST

Brazil faces charges of ‘greenwashing’ over Amazon deforestation

The WWF and other experts have said the Amazon rainforest is dangerously close to a ‘tipping point’. 
Published on Nov 20, 2021 10:49 PM IST

Use religion to battle the climate crisis

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How much energy do we need was a question that was not asked at COP26. It is obvious that developing countries need more energy but do the developed countries need to consume as much energy as they do? (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 08:00 AM IST

Boris Johnson praises Modi for India's climate ambitions at COP26

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson attend the World Leaders' Summit on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow. 
Published on Nov 22, 2021 02:31 PM IST

Speed up your net-zero plans: COP26’s message to companies

How quickly global business and finance move away from fossil fuels is still an open question.
Published on Nov 15, 2021 07:14 PM IST

What COP26 achieved and what it didn’t

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The political decision at Glasgow asks nations to enhance NDCs every five years instead of 10, and double money for climate adaptation by 2025.
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 02:57 PM IST

India leads negotiations as COP26 deal is done

A man documents a hanged penguin representation at the Tuvalu pavilion during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. 
Updated on Nov 15, 2021 04:50 AM IST

‘Blah, blah, blah’: Greta Thunberg's assessment of UN climate talks

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the stage after a protest during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland. 
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 07:34 AM IST

Tense final hours at COP26 amid tough stands on deal

John Kerry, US special envoy for climate (right) speaks with Alok Sharma, president of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday. China and India, the world’s first- and third-biggest emitters, put up a tough stance to the most ambitious parts of the final agreement in Glasgow. (AP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 02:13 AM IST

The future of climate action: In search of a united global south

Preventing further social and economic damage because of climate change requires costly mitigation and adaptation policies and technologies.
Published on Nov 13, 2021 05:21 PM IST
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