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India on track to meet Paris climate deal goals; developed nations must provide finance to reduce emissions, says Centre
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India on track to meet Paris climate deal goals; developed nations must provide finance to reduce emissions, says Centre

MoS for environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey was replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the Centre has issued any notice to the big oil and gas companies regarding the process of making the country carbon free

Why we can’t curb global warming by just focusing on carbon emissions
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Why we can’t curb global warming by just focusing on carbon emissions

A developing country using coal to pursue the path of development is justifiable and should not be equated with the West’s high carbon emission model just to maintain its luxurious lifestyle

With a few bright spots, Glasgow COP26 Summit ended in a failure; here's why
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With a few bright spots, Glasgow COP26 Summit ended in a failure; here's why

Renewing targets for 2030 that align with limiting warming to 1.5℃ and an agreement on accelerating phasing-out of coal are the two main items on the agenda of COP26 which weren't realised at the Summit

How Narendra Modi stood tall at Glasgow to show the world a way out of climate mess
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How Narendra Modi stood tall at Glasgow to show the world a way out of climate mess

India’s leadership in dealing with climate change will spur other countries to raise their own contributions in meeting this global challenge

India largely on track to meet and even exceed its Paris Climate Agreement targets, says new report
India

India largely on track to meet and even exceed its Paris Climate Agreement targets, says new report

'The Road from Paris: India's Progress Towards its Climate Pledge' review report, however, said that some more work needs to be done on its goal of creating an additional carbon sink

COP26 will decide the direction of the fight against global warming: Here’s what needs to go right
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COP26 will decide the direction of the fight against global warming: Here’s what needs to go right

progress can be slow because global climate talks involve people from all around the globe with different interests, preferences, and mandates.

48 countries most vulnerable to climate change effects laid out demands for richer nations ahead of COP26
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48 countries most vulnerable to climate change effects laid out demands for richer nations ahead of COP26

The group also called for governments to update their emissions goals at each annual climate summit, something rich countries currently only do every five years.

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

Bringing climate security into UNSC discourse has potential to disrupt nature of overall discussions: India
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Bringing climate security into UNSC discourse has potential to disrupt nature of overall discussions: India

India said cautioned that viewing conflicts in poorer parts of the world through the prism of climate change will only serve to present a lop-sided narrative

Mumbai: 11-year-old creates mobile app 'Nudge' to encourage people to take care of environment
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Mumbai: 11-year-old creates mobile app 'Nudge' to encourage people to take care of environment

Based on the nudge theory of behavioural economics, the app aims to reinforce positive behaviour by using indirect suggestions to influence the behaviour of individuals

Climate repair: These three actions need to be taken to stabilise the planet, ASAP
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Climate repair: These three actions need to be taken to stabilise the planet, ASAP

The challenge of surviving the next 50 years is now seen as a planet-wide existential crisis.

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

Developing nations release five-point plan demanding climate funding before COP26
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Developing nations release five-point plan demanding climate funding before COP26

Fekadu Beyene, Ethiopian Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission said, "What's the point of agreeing on a new set of promises if we don't keep them?"

To reach net-zero emissions and remove CO2 from the air, scientists drawn up six priorities
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To reach net-zero emissions and remove CO2 from the air, scientists drawn up six priorities

Information on CO₂ removal is found in academic literature and focuses on a global scale but actually doing it will involve everyone from local farmers to international financiers.

US, EU representatives urge countries to take a greener stand during South Korea's virtual climate summit
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US, EU representatives urge countries to take a greener stand during South Korea's virtual climate summit

Vietnam told developed countries to take the lead, provide financial assistance but John Kerry said: "We all have to do it."

A forty percent chance avg world temperatures will exceed 1.5 deg C limit set by Paris Agreement: WMO
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A forty percent chance avg world temperatures will exceed 1.5 deg C limit set by Paris Agreement: WMO

Last year, the same group forecasted a 20 percent chance of this happening.

Stop new fossil fuel projects to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050: IEA report
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Stop new fossil fuel projects to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050: IEA report

Overall, fossil fuels are set to account for only around a fifth of the energy supply by 2050, down from almost four-fifths currently.

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

Global efforts to stop climate change won't be as successful if India doesn't step up
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Global efforts to stop climate change won't be as successful if India doesn't step up

And unlike many other countries, India is on track to exceed its voluntary goals under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

After losing a decade to act against climate change, 2020s offer us one last chance
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After losing a decade to act against climate change, 2020s offer us one last chance

Every fraction of a degree of avoided warming matters and its value is measured in terms of human lives, species and ecosystems saved.