Climate Action

Climate Action News

India votes against UNSC draft resolution that attempted to securitise climate action
World

India votes against UNSC draft resolution that attempted to securitise climate action

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries accepted a new climate agreement after the COP26 summit in Glasgow last month, which recognises India's intervention for the world to "phase down" rather than "phase out" fossil fuels

Modi meets Nepal counterpart Deuba in Glasgow; bilateral ties, COVID-19, climate change discussed
World

Modi meets Nepal counterpart Deuba in Glasgow; bilateral ties, COVID-19, climate change discussed

The meeting between Modi and Sher Bahadur Deuba took place after the former launched the Initiative for the Resilient Island States (IRIS) for developing infrastructure of small island nations

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

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

Amnesty urges immediate relief for famine-hit Madagascar amid severe drought
World

Amnesty urges immediate relief for famine-hit Madagascar amid severe drought

More than a million people on the country's parched southern tip are on the brink of famine and some are already dying, the rights watchdog said, as it has been hit by the worst drought in four decades

Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action
News & Analysis

Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action

Greenidge Generation runs its own power plant to produce about 44 megawatts to run 15,300 computer servers which is enough to power more than 35,000 homes.

Will ramp up production capacity as new Indian vaccines come on stream, says India at United Nations
India

Will ramp up production capacity as new Indian vaccines come on stream, says India at United Nations

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti on Friday said that India has provided medical-related assistance and subsequently, vaccines to numerous countries all over the world

UN India's 'We The Change' campaign showcase climate solutions pioneered by young Indians
World

UN India's 'We The Change' campaign showcase climate solutions pioneered by young Indians

17 young Indians have developed climate-based solutions that are "innovative, sustainable and equitable" with the focus being on strengthening engagement with governments and society.

India, UK likely to announce 'One Sun, One World, One Grid' at UN climate meet: All you need to know about global solar plan
India

India, UK likely to announce 'One Sun, One World, One Grid' at UN climate meet: All you need to know about global solar plan

The idea was first floated by Prime Minister Modi in 2018 during the first assembly of the International Solar Alliance

Politicians speaking at UNGA say global warming making the world more violent, less safe
World

Politicians speaking at UNGA say global warming making the world more violent, less safe

Russian and Chinese diplomats reiterated their countries’ objections to putting climate change on the agenda of the council, which is charged with maintaining international peace and security.

Tweak these three aspects to live a more sustainable life and decrease your carbon footprint
science

Tweak these three aspects to live a more sustainable life and decrease your carbon footprint

Reducing your climate footprint is not just about buying “green” stuff: it’s also about avoiding consumption in the first place.

World leaders and UN to hold closed-door climate talks on the sidelines of the General Assembly
World

World leaders and UN to hold closed-door climate talks on the sidelines of the General Assembly

UN representative said "It's not intended in any fashion to be a meeting in the shadows," but a way to facilitate frank dialogue "rather than pre-prepared statements or reverting to established positions."

Medical journals warn climate action cannot be put on hold while we deal with COVID
science

Medical journals warn climate action cannot be put on hold while we deal with COVID

These effects, which hit those most vulnerable like minorities, children and poorer communities hardest, are just the beginning.

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

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.

Paris agreement signees should be more ambitious with their climate goals: UN
science

Paris agreement signees should be more ambitious with their climate goals: UN

Only just over half of countries that are party to the accord have submitted updated proposals for limiting their carbon emissions.

World leaders are role playing instead of acting against climate change: Greta Thunberg at climate summit
science

World leaders are role playing instead of acting against climate change: Greta Thunberg at climate summit

She said net zero emissions targets of major economics "could be a great start, if they weren't full of gaps and loopholes."

Prince William announces details about Earthshot Prize in new video, winners to get £1 million
science

Prince William announces details about Earthshot Prize in new video, winners to get £1 million

The big inaugural event of the Earthshot Prize will take place at London's iconic Alexandra Palace on 17 October.

Global cities aren't ready for climate threats, put 400 million people at risk finds report
science

Global cities aren't ready for climate threats, put 400 million people at risk finds report

Global average annual losses from disasters in cities were estimated to $314 billion in 2015 and will increase to $415 billion by 2030.

G7 nations must spend a trillion dollars annually over a decade for sustainable growth: Report
science

G7 nations must spend a trillion dollars annually over a decade for sustainable growth: Report

A trillion dollars a year spread across these seven economies would translate to about two percent of their pre-pandemic GDPs, the report calculated.

Earth day 2021: What can Joe Biden’s summit achieve for climate action?
World

Earth day 2021: What can Joe Biden’s summit achieve for climate action?

One of the outcomes of this summit could be US and China working together to achieve their targets during the next few years.