Un Climate Summit
Opinion  /  Published 19.12.18

Too little achieved at UN climate conference

Mitigatory action is predicated upon stringent rules. The international delegates who had gathered at the 24th Conference of Parties in Katowice, Poland, would thus be satisfied with their ‘success...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 13.12.18

Pledge against climate 'backsliding'

India, Brazil, China and South Africa signalled on Thursday that they would be flexible on key climate issues but not at the expense of “backsliding” on the 2015 Paris Agreement that seeks climate...
By Jayanta Basu in Katowice (Poland)

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.19

Red marks in the government's green report card

Political inertia has been one of the stumbling blocks on the path of global mitigatory action against climate change. Greta Thunberg’s denouncement of the passivity of heads of states — the young...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

Join hands for a common climate goal

Apathy towards the environment is not a recent phenomenon. Every year, countries huddle together under the banner of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-Conference of the Parties...
By Swati Prabhu in

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.18

Celebrity couple names are an annoying trend

Sir — ‘Ship names’ are serious business. These, however, are not names of marine vessels. Ship names are monikers made by linking the names of celebrity partners such as ‘Virushka’ for Virat...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 11.12.18

India ahead of China on climate action

India ranked above China, the European Union, and most emerging economies on its climate performance last year, says an international assessment of climate-related actions released at the UN climate c...
By Jayanta Basu in Katowice (Poland)

World  /  Published 05.12.18

WHO seeks political pledge on pollution

Senior World Health Organisation officials speaking at the UN climate summit on Wednesday urged India to show “very strong political commitment” to address air pollution and climate change, saying...
By Jayanta Basu in Katowice (Poland)

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.18

Action on climate change: Too little, too late

Global warming is physics and chemistry, and you cannot negotiate with science for more time to solve the problem: more emissions mean a hotter planet. Dealing with the problem, however, requires an i...
By Gwynne Dyer in

World  /  Published 12.12.19

Thunberg should chill, see movie, says Trump

President Donald Trump lashed out at 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday, a day after she was named by Time as its Person of the Year, calling her selection “ridiculous”. The S...
By AFP, Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 06.12.19

Greta gets rousing welcome

Greeted by a group of singing young activists and the massed ranks of the world's media, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg arrived at the UN climate summit in Madrid on Friday, having taken a catamaran,...
By Reuters in Madrid


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