‘Emissions climbing to pre-pandemic levels in G20 countries’ | India News

BATHINDA: With lockdowns and restrictions gradually being eased, greenhouse gas emissions are rebounding to pre-pandemic levels across G20 countries, with India, Argentina, China and Indonesia projected to exceed their 2019 emissions this year. According to the Climate Transparency Report, which was released on Thursday, energy-related CO2 emissions More...

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By admin On Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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Climate change could sink small states: Commonwealth chief

ROME: Some of the world’s smallest countries could “disappear” without action at an upcoming UN summit to contain climate change, the secretary general of the Commonwealth warned in a Wednesday More...

By admin On Sunday, October 10th, 2021
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Biodiversity COP from Monday, ambiguity about India’s targets achieved

NEW DELHI: The 15th Conference of Parties to the 1992 UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP) starts on Monday at China’s Kunming, mostly a virtual session, where as per the UN officials, governments More...

By admin On Saturday, October 9th, 2021
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UN declares access to a clean environment a human right

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council on Friday recognised access to a clean and healthy environment as a fundamental right, formally adding its weight to the global fight against climate change and its devastating More...

By admin On Saturday, October 9th, 2021
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Climate refugee crisis beckons in India if water scarcity continues: ‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh

NEW DELHI: India can face a climate refugee crisis in the next seven years if water scarcity continues to persist in the country, renowned water conservationist Rajendra Singh said. “Climate refugee” More...

By admin On Friday, October 8th, 2021
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UN passes resolution making clean environment access a human right

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council comfortably passed a resolution on Friday that recognises access to a safe and healthy environment as a fundamental right despite criticism in the lead-up to the vote from More...

By admin On Thursday, October 7th, 2021
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India joins global coalition to protect 30% of the Earth by 2030

NEW DELHI: In what could be a major boost to a global effort to protect at least 30% of the planet by 2030, India on Thursday joined a ‘high ambition coalition (HAC) for nature and people’ to push for More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
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Cloth sheet helps protect Swedish glacier from global warming

STOCKHOLM: A cloth sheet used to shield part of the Helags glacier in northern Sweden over the summer saved at least 3.5 metres in height from melting, according to organisers of the private initiative, the first More...

By admin On Monday, October 4th, 2021
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Religious leaders urge UN summit to fix climate crisis

ROME: Religious leaders including Pope Francis and the world’s top Sunni Islam cleric issued a plea on Monday for a forthcoming UN climate conference to act boldly against global warming. “Future More...

By admin On Monday, October 4th, 2021
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World tourism surges in July, but falls short of pre-Covid levels

Tourist go for a gondola ride by the 16th-century stone arch Rialto Bridge at the Grand Canal in Venice. (AFP photo) MADRID: World tourism surged in July, thanks to vaccination rollouts and fewer travel More...