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Have mandated carbon-mapping of each Indian airport to understand emissions, says Jyotiraditya Scindia
India

Have mandated carbon-mapping of each Indian airport to understand emissions, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

Commercial aviation is responsible for about two to three per cent of the global carbon emissions

How traditional, environment-friendly industries hold the key to India achieving its climate target
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How traditional, environment-friendly industries hold the key to India achieving its climate target

Climate change bestows a great opportunity to the industries producing environment-friendly goods, to enhance its potential to meet both domestic and global market expectations

How climate change is increasing business solvency risk
World

How climate change is increasing business solvency risk

As climate change presents a real threat to ecosystems and habitats, it poses a domino threat to survival of businesses as solvency risk gets exacerbated

Head-on | Action on global warming is critical, but India can’t be cleaning West’s pollution
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Head-on | Action on global warming is critical, but India can’t be cleaning West’s pollution

India, the target of the rich world to cut its carbon emissions, has emitted 48 billion tonnes of CO2 since 1751 — just 3 per cent of the cumulative global total

COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow
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COP26: ‘Everything is at stake’ as world gathers for climate talks in Glasgow

Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide

We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt
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We The Change: Climate change is accelerating floods and India needs enhanced forecasting to adapt

Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.

Reducing carbon emissions may not be enough anymore, direct CO2 capture might be the way to go
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Reducing carbon emissions may not be enough anymore, direct CO2 capture might be the way to go

Appeals to remove the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere have begun to enter the political arena, and could become a contentious issue at the UN negotiations in Glasgow and beyond, experts say.

India will reduce emissions in Antarctica, protect environment: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
India

India will reduce emissions in Antarctica, protect environment: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

India has two active research stations: Maitri (commissioned in 1989) at Schirmacher Hills, and Bharati (commissioned in 2012) at Larsemann Hills in Antarctica.

Wildfires emitted record levels of more than 2.5 billion tonnes of CO2 in July and August alone
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Wildfires emitted record levels of more than 2.5 billion tonnes of CO2 in July and August alone

Even the Arctic Circle was on fire, releasing some 66 million tonnes of CO2 from June through August, with nearly a billion tonnes from Russia as a whole over the same period.

At United Nations, topics veer toward existentialism and extinction, but they're still promising
World

At United Nations, topics veer toward existentialism and extinction, but they're still promising

The notion of nations playing on a level field may sound fair and just, but smaller countries insist that principle crumbles when power dynamics come into play

For India to reach net-zero by 2050, the country needs to allocate 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation
India

For India to reach net-zero by 2050, the country needs to allocate 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation

The study by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) notes the potential for land-use conflict to arise over renewable energy installations, even in sparsely populated areas.

India must act on climate change to prevent $35 trillion loss, could gain $11 trillion: Deloitte report
India

India must act on climate change to prevent $35 trillion loss, could gain $11 trillion: Deloitte report

Over the next 50 years, the top five most impacted industries in terms of economic activity are expected to incur a significant share of climate-related loss.

Unravelling the mystery of how climate works and how human activities tip the scales
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Unravelling the mystery of how climate works and how human activities tip the scales

We have only started to understand the effects of greenhouse gases began in the 1820s with French scientist Joseph Fourier.

Explained: China has launched the world's biggest carbon trading scheme
World

Explained: China has launched the world's biggest carbon trading scheme

The scheme, launched on 16 July, effectively puts a price on emitting carbon.

Earth day 2021: Climate scientists caution concept of net zero is a dangerous trap
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Earth day 2021: Climate scientists caution concept of net zero is a dangerous trap

If we deploy CO2 removal techniques and reduce fossil fuel burning, it is believed that we can halt global warming.

Countries race to develop clean-burning 'green hydrogen' to fuel carbon-neutral future
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Countries race to develop clean-burning 'green hydrogen' to fuel carbon-neutral future

Of the 76 gigawatts of production projects around the world that energy experts are tracking, 40 were announced in 2020.

Greenland's ice sheet has completely melted at least once in the last million years
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Greenland's ice sheet has completely melted at least once in the last million years

If the ice sheet were to vanish altogether, it would lift global oceans by nearly seven metres.

Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation
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Fishing boats that dredge their nets release carbon equivalent to aviation

They also found that strategically banning fishing in specific areas could increase global fish yields by eight million tonnes.

US updates the price it puts on future damages caused to society by carbon pollution
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US updates the price it puts on future damages caused to society by carbon pollution

A higher number can spur more aggressive policies to tame global warming, a lower number may make action seem unaffordable.

Polluters must join ‘net zero' emissions club before Glasgow Summit in November: UN chief
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Polluters must join ‘net zero' emissions club before Glasgow Summit in November: UN chief

Gutteres urges major industrialized countries to phase out their use of coal – a key source of carbon emissions – by 2030.