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India sees carbon emissions peaking in 2040-45, before slumping

India has built more than 100 gigawatts of renewable power capacity and aims to more than quadruple that by the end of the decade.
India is pinning its hopes on lower storage costs and hydrogen produced from clean energy (Reuters)
India is pinning its hopes on lower storage costs and hydrogen produced from clean energy (Reuters)
Published on Nov 03, 2021 07:45 PM IST
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Modi arrives at COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, received by Johnson & Guterres

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be presenting India’s climate agenda at the event and highlighting the best practices and achievements of the country.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday. (Yves Herman/Pool via AP)(AP)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday. (Yves Herman/Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Nov 01, 2021 08:38 PM IST
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As world leaders meet in Glasgow, a look at what COP26 aims to achieve

Climate experts cautioned that the chances of meeting the goal, agreed in Paris six years ago, are slowly slipping away.
A participant walks past a COP26 UN Climate Change Conference' poster on the first day of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday. (AFP)
A participant walks past a COP26 UN Climate Change Conference' poster on the first day of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday. (AFP)
Published on Nov 01, 2021 12:44 PM IST
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COP26: World leaders set to kick off UN climate summit in Glasgow

  • Leaders from around the world will gather to discuss challenges including ways to avert drastic global warming.
Street artists paint a mural on a wall opposite the COP26 climate summit venue in Glasgow (AFP)
Street artists paint a mural on a wall opposite the COP26 climate summit venue in Glasgow (AFP)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 02:59 PM IST
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Developed nations fail to meet climate fund target

  • They will only reach the collective target three years late in 2023, according to the plan for spending released on Monday
Police officers take part in a public order training session in preparation for COP26 in Glasgow on August 30. About 10,000 officers from around the UK will be deployed each day of the summit, making it one of the largest policing operations ever undertaken in Britain. AFP/FILE
Police officers take part in a public order training session in preparation for COP26 in Glasgow on August 30. About 10,000 officers from around the UK will be deployed each day of the summit, making it one of the largest policing operations ever undertaken in Britain. AFP/FILE
Updated on Oct 26, 2021 12:10 PM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi

Climate scientists fear tipping points, and maybe you should too

  • The real disaster scenario begins with the triggering of invisible climate tripwires known as tipping points.
In Antarctica, more than half the ice shelves that prevent glaciers from sliding into the ocean and lifting sea levels are at risk of crumbling due to climate change.(AFP)
In Antarctica, more than half the ice shelves that prevent glaciers from sliding into the ocean and lifting sea levels are at risk of crumbling due to climate change.(AFP)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 03:38 PM IST
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Modi to travel to Europe for G20, UN climate meet

The G20 summit will focus on recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthening global health governance, economic recovery and resilience, climate change and energy transition, and sustainable development and food security.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Italy and the UK between October 29 and November 2 to attend the G20 summit in Rome and the world leaders’ summit at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Italy and the UK between October 29 and November 2 to attend the G20 summit in Rome and the world leaders’ summit at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow (PTI)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 01:14 AM IST
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UN climate conference: Reducing greenhouse gases India’s top priority

India has said it would install 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030 and has internally announced that 30% of all private vehicles will run on electricity by that year
India is likely to reiterate its commitment of rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations climate conference to be held in Glasgow between October 31 and November 12. (AP)
India is likely to reiterate its commitment of rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations climate conference to be held in Glasgow between October 31 and November 12. (AP)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 01:16 AM IST
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Global coalition plans to help small island states mitigate climate crisis

India, Australia and the UK are likely to pledge 10 million dollars each for the project and other CDRI initiatives. Other countries may also contribute. Japan and the US have offered technical expertise.
The Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will launch a programme to help small island states boost climate resilience at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow starting October 31. (AFP)
The Coalition of Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) will launch a programme to help small island states boost climate resilience at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow starting October 31. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 24, 2021 04:38 AM IST
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ByJayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Greta Thunberg battled depression, activism made her very happy, says father

Svante Thunberg has accompanied Greta on her sailing expeditions to the UN climate summits in New York and Madrid. She refuses to travel by air because of its environmental impact.
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Greta was nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, after spearheading the global movement, which also led to co-ordinated school strikes across the globe.(AP)
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Greta was nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, after spearheading the global movement, which also led to co-ordinated school strikes across the globe.(AP)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 03:48 PM IST
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Clear skies, bright sun, but AQI over 400 in Delhi

Scientists from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the winds remained calm through Tuesday night, but an approaching western disturbance might help improve the situation from December 12.
An IMD scientist said that from December 14, Delhi’s air quality will deteriorate again due to dense fog.(ANI / Twitter)
An IMD scientist said that from December 14, Delhi’s air quality will deteriorate again due to dense fog.(ANI / Twitter)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 06:44 AM IST
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‘Shortness of breath, wet eyes’: Pollution pods at UN Climate summit give visitors feel of Delhi smog

One or two minutes inside London-based artist Michael Pinsky’s pollution pods at the UN Climate Conference in Madrid and visitors begin experiencing shortness of breath.
People visit a pollution pod by British artist Michael Pinsky outside the venue of the U.N. climate change conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain, December 2, 2019.(Reuters)
People visit a pollution pod by British artist Michael Pinsky outside the venue of the U.N. climate change conference (COP25), in Madrid, Spain, December 2, 2019.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 05:50 AM IST
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Donald Trump ‘so extreme’ on climate he’s waking people up, says Greta Thunberg

After months of campaigning in the US and Canada, including an appearance at a key UN climate summit in September, which was the reason for her visit, Greta Thunberg offered a lukewarm assessment on the impact.
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump’s climate change denialism was “so extreme” that it had helped galvanize the movement to halt long term planetary warming.(Reuters File Photo)
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump’s climate change denialism was “so extreme” that it had helped galvanize the movement to halt long term planetary warming.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 07:51 AM IST
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Hampton | ByAgence France-Presse

Bookies bet on Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, experts don’t

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg made global headlines in late September when she lambasted world leaders at the UN climate summit in New York.
In August last year, Greta Thunberg began sitting alone in front of Sweden’s parliament on Fridays with a sign reading “School Strike for the Climate”.(AP File Photo)
In August last year, Greta Thunberg began sitting alone in front of Sweden’s parliament on Fridays with a sign reading “School Strike for the Climate”.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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Oslo | ByAgence France-Presse

‘The Greta Thunberg helpline’ video leaves Internet in splits. You’ll feel the same too

Comedian Mark Humphries shared the parody video with the caption “THE GRETA THUNBERG HELPLINE: For adults angry at a child.”
Greta Thunberg also shared the parody video with a witty caption.(Twitter/@markhumphries)
Greta Thunberg also shared the parody video with a witty caption.(Twitter/@markhumphries)
Published on Sep 27, 2019 03:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Donald Trump mocks teen activist Greta Thunberg after her stirring speech at UN Climate Summit

Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg scolded the audience at the U.N. Climate Action Summit on Monday, repeatedly asking, “How dare you?”
16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S.(Reuters)
16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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New York | ByAssociated Press

Trump makes unscheduled appearance at UN climate summit, listens to Modi

Trump was not scheduled to attend the summit. The president listened intently for about 10 minutes before departing for his religious freedom event.
US President Donald Trump attends the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York City.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump attends the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at UN headquarters in New York City.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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United Nations | ByPress Trust of India

News updates from Hindustan Times: India Inc. has no excuse to underinvest anymore, Kohli reprimanded by ICC and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news analysis and opinion curated for you. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Nirmala Sitharaman. (ANI photo)
Nirmala Sitharaman. (ANI photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 09:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘How dare you?’ Greta Thunberg asks world leaders at UN

“You come to us young people for hope. How dare you?” she thundered.
16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City.(REUTERS image)
16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City.(REUTERS image)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 06:35 AM IST
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United Nations | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Time to talk is over, time to act now’: PM Modi at UN climate summit in New York

The event will be followed by another one on Universal Health Coverage, also organised by UN Secretary General.
The need, Modi said, is a comprehensive approach that “covers education, values and everything from lifestyle to developmental philosophy”.(AP)
The need, Modi said, is a comprehensive approach that “covers education, values and everything from lifestyle to developmental philosophy”.(AP)
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 06:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New York | ByYashwant Raj

Five years ending 2019 set to be the hottest ever: UN Report

The report , United in Science, which sums up latest climate science by top global research organisations including the World Meteorological Organisation said average global temperature for the 2015-2019 period is on track to be the warmest on record.
According to the UN report, heatwaves were also the deadliest in the 2015–2019 period, affecting all continents and setting many new national temperature records.(HT File Photo)
According to the UN report, heatwaves were also the deadliest in the 2015–2019 period, affecting all continents and setting many new national temperature records.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 08:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Climate change to impact monsoon in India: Report

Called the “The missing economic risks in assessments of climate change impacts report”, the report was released two days ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York.
School students and members of the general public gather with placards while raising slogans to save the environment in front of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
School students and members of the general public gather with placards while raising slogans to save the environment in front of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 02:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

At UN Climate Summit, green funds, collective commitment in focus

At the same time, sticky issues such as delivering on the $100 billion Green Climate Fund and the principle of common but differentiated responsibility (CBDR) based on the different capabilities of economies are likely to be discussed at the forum.
The Climate Action Summit will take place in the backdrop of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) declaring that June and July were the hottest months globally in 2019(Reuters)
The Climate Action Summit will take place in the backdrop of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) declaring that June and July were the hottest months globally in 2019(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 09:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

World Bank doubles funding to $200 billion to tackle climate change ahead of UN summit

The World Bank’s move coincided with a UN climate summit meeting of some 200 nations in Poland.
Demonstrators hold a banner which reads 'save our planet, save our future' during a 'Claim the Climate' march in Brussels, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018.)(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.)(AP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 08:05 AM IST
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