Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicClimate change

Topic: Climate change

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.

Dubious sponsorship & empty pledges: Why climate activists are accusing COP27 of ‘greenwashing’

The event drew criticism after reports said activists from African nations had been prevented from participating, and a petition to remove Coca-Cola as sponsor.

How Ocean data innovation helps transform the seas—WhaleSafe to EU Digital Twin

The next wave of change in ocean understanding will come from not just increasing the volume of ocean data, but improving our ability to discover and connect it.

Why definition of climate finance remains a major bone of contention at COP27 talks

The interest in keeping the definition of climate finance ambiguous maintains the status quo, where a majority of loans can pass off as climate finance, say experts.  

All talk and little action? The impact of climate conferences like COP 27 remains low and slow

The conference record of the past 50 years inclines one towards environment pessimism. But without the pressure of such events to set targets, even less would happen.

UN group flags ‘bogus net zero pledges’ by non-state entities, recommend ways to ensure delivery

The ‘Integrity Matters' guidelines by the High‐Level Expert Group on Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities were launched at the ongoing COP27 climate change summit in Egypt.

Climate challenge and ‘Chinese-style modernisation’ aren’t at odds with each other for Xi Jinping

China and India’s approach to international cooperation may appear to be different in multiple spheres, but when it comes to climate change, there are many areas of convergence.

Island nations want ‘highly polluting’ emerging economies China and India to pay for climate change

By Valerie Volcovici and Aidan Lewis SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Highly polluting emerging economies including China and India should pay into a climate compensation fund to help countries

Climate change deadlier than cancer, widening gap between haves, have-nots, says new UN study

Global warming has had a negative effect on livelihoods, labour efficiency and increased energy consumption — all of which trigger a cycle of adverse climatic impact, the report says.

Developing countries need $1 trillion a year as funds for climate action, says report

The report, released ahead of talks at COP27, said the funding was required to cut emissions, boost resilience, deal with damage from climate change and restore nature and land.

On Camera

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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.