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Opinion  /  Published 24.05.22

Red flags: Impact of climate change

The State of Climate report, released by the World Meteorological Organization, a specialised agency of the United Nations, has found that four principal indicators of climate change — greenhous...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 06.04.22

United Nations panel pats Kolkata for public transport

In chapter 5 of the 2,900-plus-page report, Kolkata’s transport model figures among nine international case studies showcased.  Apart from the one on Kolkata, the case studies are from Indo...
By Jayanta Basu

India  /  Published 05.04.22

Emission deadline set in 2025

Global emissions of Earth-warming greenhouse gases should decline from 2025 if the world wants to limit its average temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels, said...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 01.03.22

Climate alarm for India

A crucial UN report on climate change, released on Monday, has sounded a “dire warning about the consequences of inaction”, confirming that climate change is already causing widespread dis...
By Jayanta Basu

World  /  Published 11.11.21

COP26: pact for tough actions

The UN climate agency on Wednesday released a draft of an accord that urges countries to “revisit and strengthen” in the next year their plans for cutting planet-warming greenhouse gas emi...
By Lisa Friedman, Marc Santora and Brad Plumer in Glasgow

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India  /  Published 02.11.21

‘Net-zero goal? India focused on now’

Q: By when should the developed countries ideally reach net zero? A: Considering their historical emissions and the available carbon budget, equity requires that the US should have aimed for a net-ze...
By G.S. Mudur

World  /  Published 26.10.21

CO2 levels surged in 2020, says UN

Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is “way off track” on capping rising temperatures, the UN said on Monday, showing the task facing climate talks in Glasgo...
By Reuters in Glasgow

India  /  Published 04.08.21

Airlines: CO2 release rises 63%

The Indian airlines' carbon dioxide emissions increased by 63.5 per cent from 11,560 thousand tons in 2012 to 18,900 thousand tons in 2019, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said on W...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

Tackling volatility in the supply of water

Climatic conditions play a major role in determining the availability of water resources. Consequently, civilizations across the world have developed formal and informal systems linking agricultural p...
By Ajay Mathur

India  /  Published 05.11.19

75% climate pledges fall short: Researchers

Nearly three-quarters of the climate pledges from 184 countries under the 2015 Paris climate pact are insufficient to adequately lower Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions and cap global warming to ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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