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Factbox-COP27: Counting the rising cost of climate disasters

(Reuters) - Climate change has raised the cost of natural disasters, as rising sea levels and drought increase the frequency and severity of flooding and wildfires, insurers and risk modelling experts

G20 agrees to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°c – declaration

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Leaders at the G20 meeting in Bali on Wednesday agreed to pursue efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5C, including speeding up efforts to phase down

G20 agrees to pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C – declaration

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Leaders at the G20 meeting in Bali on Wednesday agreed to pursue efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5C, including speeding up efforts to phase down

At COP27, EU says will back India’s ‘all’ fossil fuels phase out bid if coal pact ‘not diminished’

India has proposed that limiting global warming 'requires phase down of all fossil fuels', not one. Last year it opposed coal phase out, leading to adoption of phase down clause instead.

What to watch on Wednesday at COP27

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Time is ticking for COP27 negotiators, who are now in crunch time to reach a final deal for this year's U.N. climate summit in Egypt. But the top ticket item on the

Australia’s southeast remains on flood watch as river levels peak

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Flood-weary residents across Australia's southeast rushed to fortify their properties with sandbags on Wednesday as water continued to flow from overloaded dams and swollen rivers.

Turkey boosts greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2030

By Ali Kucukgocmen ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will aim to bring its greenhouse gas emissions 41% below business-as-usual levels by 2030, raising the target from 21%, Environment Minister Murat Kurum

COP27: Cities with net zero promises falling short on tracking, report says

By Gloria Dickie SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - More than half of cities with pledges to reach net zero emissions have no plan for how they'll track and report progress, an analysis published

Sticking points slow deal-making at COP27 climate talks

By Kate Abnett, Gloria Dickie and William James SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) -Government ministers and negotiators from nearly 200 countries on Tuesday began the slog of finding common ground for

Berlin startup to wrap homes in ‘second skin’ as heating costs soar

By Riham Alkousaa BOCHUM (Germany) (Reuters) - A Berlin-based startup is to renovate apartment buildings in the German city of Bochum, giving them a tailored wooden "second skin" to make them more

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.