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COP27 draft deal published, no proposal yet on 'loss and damage' funding

The overarching deal text, time-stamped at 03:30 AM reflecting the intensity of the final negotiations, reaffirmed key points in last year's COP26 deal in Glasgow and the Paris 2015 agreement on limiting the rise in global temperatures.

COP27 sign is seen at the Green Zone at the UN climate summit in Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 17.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 02:32 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Iconic artwork ‘The Scream’ in Norway museum latest target of climate activists

Norwegian police said two people tried in vain to glue themselves to Edvard Munch's 1893 masterpiece at an Oslo museum and no harm was reported to the painting of a waif-like figure appearing to scream, reported news agency AP.

People look at Edvard Munch's
Published on Nov 11, 2022 08:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Emissions from fossil fuels to hit an all-time high in 2022: Study

Global CO2 emissions from all sources -- including deforestation and land use -- will top out at 40.6 billion tonnes, just below the record level in 2019, the first peer-reviewed projections for 2022 showed.

Climate activists of the BTS army protest against climate change at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Thursday.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 08:16 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Fossil fuel delegation at COP 27 larger than 10 most climate-affected countries

More than 600 lobbyists from some of the world's biggest polluters have registered to the climate talks in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, up 25 percent from last year.

Demonstrators hold a globe during the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Thursday.(AP)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 04:37 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Nisha Anand

COP 27: UN report denounces greenwashing. What it means

The report, released at the COP 27 climate conference in Egypt, is intended to draw a "red line" around greenwashing dubbed as the false claims of progress in the fight against global warming that can confuse investors and policy makers.

A group of teenage protesters, part of the global movement
Published on Nov 08, 2022 09:59 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Greenpiece: Brazil’s Prez elections key to climate policies in coming years

The incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro, is guilty of unprecedented destruction of the one of the world’s great carbon sinks — the Amazon Rainforest. With the narrow victory of Lula da Silva, hope for recovery brightens.

The entrance to the COP27 climate conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on Sunday, November 6, 2022. (Photographer: Islam Safwat/Bloomberg)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 03:57 AM IST

In a first, loss funding to be on agenda of COP27

The development took place after 48 hours of what COP27 president Sameh Shoukry of Egypt described to be “herculean informal negotiations” till early morning on Sunday to push the issue on the formal agenda.

Union minister for environment Bhupender Yadav inaugurates India Pavilion at COP27 organised on the theme of LiFE, Lifestyle for Environment, in Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 02:56 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Climate and Us | The global climate story is at a crossroads

The debate on adaptation to, and mitigation of, the climate crisis continues to be polarised. The developed world continues to largely avoid its historical responsibility. And in turn, climate goals become difficult to reach. 

Two rapid attribution studies have concluded that the climate crisis made the unusual spring heatwave in India several times more likely. (AFP/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 13, 2022 03:32 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Climate tipping may not always be disastrous: Study

The findings of a recent mathematical analysis, of tipping in large, spatially heterogeneous systems, which natural systems like ice sheets, lakes, and forests often are, suggest that the consequences of crossing a tipping point might often be much subtler and less severe than generally assumed.

Representational image (David Vaughan/British Antarctic Survey via AP)
Published on Mar 15, 2022 06:30 PM IST

World poverty to rise as climate change hits food supplies, says UN panel

The finding was part of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that concluded there remained only "a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all".

The report - the latest global consensus on climate science - made clear that climate change was impacting the world faster than scientists anticipated.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2022 11:36 PM IST
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Parliament: Opposition corners govt over commitments at Glasgow climate meet

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi had announced at the Glasgow climate change conference (COP26) that India’s non-fossil energy capacity will reach 500 GW by 2030, meeting 50% of the country’s energy requirements by 2030.

Climate crisis took centre stage in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday as opposition parties raised questions on how India plans to meet its commitments made at the recent climate conference in Glasgow. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 09, 2021 08:48 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the outcome of the at COP26 is not enough.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson attend the World Leaders' Summit on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow. (AP / File photo)
Published on Nov 15, 2021 11:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

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

Taking to her official handle on Twitter, Thunberg wrote, “The #COP26 is over. Here's a brief summary: Blah, blah, blah. But the real work continues outside these halls. And we will never give up, ever.”

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on the stage after a protest during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland. (Jane Barlow / AP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 08:52 PM IST
ByNawneet Vibhaw, New Delhi

‘Hope COP26 will make efforts on adaptation finance’

“Adaptation now has to be mainstreamed. I hope this COP will make some serious efforts on adaptation finance and not just pay the usual lip service,” former climate negotiator and ambassador, Manjeev Singh Puri, said.

‘Hope COP26 will make efforts on adaptation finance’
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 05:46 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Explainer: The difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming

The 2015 Paris Agreement commits countries to limit the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to aim for 1.5°C.

World leaders pose for a picture during COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain earlier this week. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 12:04 PM IST
Reuters |

Explained: What Modi's ‘net zero by 2070’ pledge at COP26 means for climate

Despite being a developing nation with a large population base, India has showcased commendable leadership in augmenting the economy-wide carbon intensity reduction target from 33-35% to 45% by 2030.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the World Leaders' Summit
Published on Nov 04, 2021 08:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi, Hindustan Times

At COP26, India & UK launch Green Grids Initiative to offer clean power to world

The International Energy Agency’s recent analysis calls for a tripling in investment in grid expansion and modernisation from $260 billion to $800 billion annually by 2030.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a meeting during the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday. (AP)
Published on Nov 03, 2021 03:09 PM IST
By | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi

Countries' fossil fuel production plans out of sync with Paris limits: UN report

Over the next two decades, governments are collectively projecting an increase in global oil and gas production and only a modest decrease in coal production.

The report finds out that the world’s governments plan to produce around 110% more fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C.(Representational photo / AP)
Published on Oct 20, 2021 08:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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