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Earth Hour: A time to reflect

The article has been authored by Shraman Jha, CEO, Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF).

India gate seen before the Earth Hour in New Delhi, India. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)
Published on Mar 25, 2023 12:48 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Paving the way for access to clean water and sanitation

The article has been authored by Biswanath Sinha, Director, Policy and Technical Support, WaterAid India.

Erratic monsoons and decreasing groundwater resources will lead to an increase in the cost of water and inequitable access to it and the lack of water resources can hamper the amount of safe water needed by families for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).
Published on Mar 22, 2023 02:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

‘From plate to planet’: Surprising impact of food waste on climate change

The Mother Earth Foundation in the Philippines, as a member of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, is trying to prevent food waste from going to landfills, where it emits methane as it breaks down and rots.

Workers pour organic waste for processing at a recycling facility in Malabon, Philippines. (File)(AP)
Published on Mar 17, 2023 06:08 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Japan pledges financial aid to help ASEAN combat climate change

As the chair of the Group of Seven nations (G7) this year, Japan will hold a ministerial meeting on climate, energy and environment in Sapporo on April 15-16.

Smoke rises from a factory during the sunset at Keihin industrial zone in Kawasaki, Japan.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 02:27 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Need course correction now to keep 1.5 degree C alive: UN Climate chief

The global stocktake of the Paris Agreement is a process for taking stock of the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement’s goal is to keep global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees C

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) executive secretary Simon Stiell (Twitter Photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 11:24 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

UP, Bihar among World's top 50 regions facing climate risk: Report

Asia dominates the list of provinces at risk with more than half (114) of the top 200 in 2050 in this region, with special focus on China and India.

According to the report, 80% of the top 50 most at-risk states and provinces in 2050 are in China, US and India.(Representative image)
Published on Feb 20, 2023 07:10 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

Before global warming, was the Earth cooling down or heating up?

Even though scientists know more about the most recent 6,000 years than any other multimillennial interval, studies on this long-term global temperature trend have come to contrasting conclusions.

An ice block drifts after breaking away from the Nordenskiold glacier in Svalbard in 2021, Half of the Earth's glaciers, especially the smallest ones, are doomed to disappear because of climate change by the end of the century, a new study revealed in January, 2023, but limiting global warming to a minimum could still save the others. (AFP)
Published on Feb 16, 2023 04:32 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Moving gender equity to the mainstream of climate action

This report has been authored by Farhan Shaikh.

This brief examines the deeper implications of shifting ecological conditions from a standpoint of gender, and proposes constructive ways to bring about equity in the policies that are being created under India’s climate change response plan.(Aly Song/REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:27 PM IST

Sonam Wangchuk claims house arrest, Ladakh administration denies charge

The education reformist, who inspired a pivotal character in the Bollywood blockbuster “3 Idiots”, had announced the hunger strike at the 18,380 feet high Khardung La from January 26 to invite the BJP-led Centre’s attention to the demands of the people of Ladakh.

Sonam Wangchuk shared a video message for PM Modi. (Screengrab/ YouTube)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 09:05 PM IST

Anand Mahindra hails Sonam Wangchuk as a ‘climate hero’. Here's why

The education innovator is on a mission to protect the “eco-fragile” Ladakh and had announced a five day “climate fast” at Khardung La.

Anand Mahindra had met Sonam Wangchuk and his wife Gitanjali in April 2022. (Twitter/Anand Mahindra)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 10:54 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Climate, labour remain knotty issues in EU FTA

Several knotty issues related to labour, environment and sustainability that have emerged in negotiations between India and the European Union (EU) on a free trade agreement (FTA) will require political guidance for further progress, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Climate, labour remain knotty issues in EU FTA
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 12:23 PM IST
ByRezaul H Laskar & Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi

Davos 2023: Brazil lacking global aid to fight climate change, says minister

Davos 2023: Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had offered to hold the COP30 climate summit in the Amazon region in 2025 to show its commitment towards curbing in climate change.

Marina Silva, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Brazil speaks during the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. (AP)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 08:31 PM IST
Reuters |

Davos Baukultur Alliance: Europeans join hands for climate-friendly cities

Swiss President Alain Berset had invited culture ministers from 31 European countries to a two-day meeting in Davos, ahead of the World Economic Forum that kicks off in the luxury ski resort on Monday.

People attend a demostration demanding climate justice and against the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Sunday.(AP)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 02:40 AM IST

Number theory: In warm 2022, almost no place on Earth was colder than ‘normal’

While markers such as the global average of temperature shown above tend to hide regional variations, a disaggregated analysis of temperature in 2022 shows that both the northern and southern hemispheres were the sixth warmest on record.

Street artists paint a mural on a wall opposite the COP26 climate summit venue in Glasgow.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 03:45 PM IST

Accelerating climate action with social entrepreneurship

The article has been authored by Alankrita Khera, director, brand & communications at ACT, a non-profit venture philanthropy platform that focuses on climate action, education, health care and gender inclusivity.

The issue of climate finance has been raised at the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference. (AFP)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 01:11 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Davos VIPs face criticism over private jet use: How polluting are they?

During last year's week-long event, 1,040 private planes flew in and out of airports serving the resort of Davos, found a new report commissioned by campaign group Greenpeace.

Demonstrators pretend to resuscitate the Earth while advocating for the 1.5 degree warming goal to survive at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.(AP file)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 03:18 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Concerns as Oil CEO named chief of COP28

Sultan al-Jaber is also the founding CEO of Masdar, a government-owned renewable energy company, mandated to accelerate adoption of renewables within the UAE and globally.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) deputy prime minister Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced al-Jaber’s appointment on Thursday. (AFP)
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 01:52 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Fishes are ‘unnecessarily’ fighting over food due to climate change: Study

With the future of the world's coral reefs threatened by climate change, a team of researchers studied how a mass bleaching event affected 38 species of butterflyfish.

Human-driven climate change has spurred mass coral bleaching as the world's oceans get warmer.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 01:52 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

World to invest billions in climate change tech. What are the 4 key areas?

Silicon and lithium prices, venture capital’s appetite for funding climate tech and other factors will set the pace of the clean energy transition this year.

Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 01:11 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Centuries-old oases in Morocco reeling from effects of climate change

Home to centuries-old oases that have been a trademark of Morocco, this region about 170 miles southeast of Marrakesh is reeling from the effects of climate change, which has created an emergency for the kingdom’s agriculture.

Demonstrators pretend to resuscitate the Earth while advocating for the 1.5 degree warming goal to survive at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit.(AP file)
Published on Dec 26, 2022 08:39 PM IST
AP |

India hails global nature of COP15 targets

The looming threat of a mass extinction of species due to human activities led nearly 200 nations at the United Nations biodiversity summit in Montreal to agree to protect and restore at least 30% of the planet’s land and water by 2030.

India was supportive of most aims to restore biodiversity at COP15 but had reservations on numerical targets. (Reuters)
Published on Dec 20, 2022 12:03 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Equity among nations must to meet biodiversity targets: India at COP15

India in a statement on Saturday countered the move to leave out differentiation among countries, stating that decisions in Montreal should be framed in the light of science and equity, and the sovereign right of nations over their resources, as provided for in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Climate activists hold signs during the United the Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Canada’s Montreal. (AFP)
Published on Dec 17, 2022 11:11 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

At COP15 summit, India warns developed nations 'one-size-fits-all' unacceptable

This comes as developed nations, including the host, are seeking that 30% of land and 30% of oceans be protected by 2030.

Delegates take souvenir photos during a snowfall outside the convention centre at the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity in Montreal, on Friday. (AP)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 04:30 PM IST

Bring cities to the high table of global climate policies

The article has been authored by Hitesh Vaidya, director and Sayli Mankikar, head, City Climate Alliance, National Institute of Urban Affairs.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg once famously said, “While nations talk, but too often drag their heels—cities act”.
Published on Dec 12, 2022 05:28 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Combating the new wave of climate-related trade protectionism

The article has been authored by Jahanwi Singh, economist, Export-Import Bank of India.

There has been a steady increase in environment-related notifications and measures by World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries.(AP Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:46 AM IST
ByHindustan Times

India could experience heat waves beyond human survivability limit: World Bank

The World Bank report titled 'Climate Investment Opportunities in India's Cooling Sector' said the country is experiencing higher temperatures that arrive earlier and stay far longer.

Child labourer works at a brick kiln on a hot summer day in Noida. Children are not able to regulate body temperature like adults and, therefore, are more vulnerable to impact of heat wave.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 07, 2022 02:30 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Karnataka holds talks with World Bank team to make state climate resilient

A delegation from the World Bank on Monday held discussions with the Karnataka government regarding the 'Resilient Karnataka Programme', which is aimed at making the State climate-resilient and also strengthen it to mitigate disaster risks, along with international expertise.

A delegation led by Auguste Kouame, Country Director, World Bank (India), met Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and top officials of the State government and held discussions. (ANI Photo)(Arun Kumar Rao)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 09:57 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Study finds how hormones help birds to cope with environmental changes

Hormones control vital body functions in many animals, including birds. They help animals to regulate metabolism and food intake, thereby supporting them in maintaining their body temperature within a certain range.

In environments with widely fluctuating temperatures, stabilizing body temperature by hormones becomes increasingly important.
Published on Dec 05, 2022 01:17 PM IST

EU must take action over US climate plan 'distortions', says chief von der Leyen

The European Union must "take action to rebalance the playing field where the IRA (Inflation Reduction Act) or other measures create distortions", von der Leyen said in a speech at the College of Europe in the Belgian city of Bruges.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (AFP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 07:49 PM IST

Amazon loses 10% of its vegetation in nearly four decades : Report

The numbers are calculated from an annual satellite monitoring since 1985 from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana.

From 1985 to 2021, the deforested area surged from 490,000 square kilometers (190,000 square miles) to 1,250,000 square kilometers (482,000 square miles), unprecedented destruction in the Amazon (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)(AP)
Published on Dec 03, 2022 02:37 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
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