The Conference of the Parties, known as COP, is a series of international meetings organized under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC is a treaty established in 1992 to address the global challenge of climate change. COP meetings bring together representatives from countries that are parties to the convention, providing a platform for collaboration, negotiation, and decision-making on matters related to climate change.
In a world increasingly reliant on technology, the electronics industry plays a pivotal role in shaping our future. With this influence comes a responsibility to address the environmental impact of electronic products.
In the heart of Costa Rica lies a verdant wonder, the Children's Eternal Rainforest (Bosque Eterno de los Niños). This isn't just any forest; it's a story of hope, a testament to the power of youthful dreams. Born from the imagination of Swedish schoolchildren and nurtured by a global community, this rainforest symbolizes a united stand against climate change.
It started with a simple idea - what if children around the world planted a million trees in every country? This vision, conceived in 2007 by a nine-year-old German student named Felix Finkbeiner, blossomed into Plant-for-the-Planet, an international youth organization leading global reforestation efforts.
Fashion is a dynamic force that shapes our lives and carefully ties together personal expressions and societal trends. In the vibrant threads of this constantly changing field, shoes often play a supporting part and go unnoticed in the big story of style. But do we know the fact that currently, shoes are playing a significant role in carbon footprint? A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product. It is typically measured in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year. Carbon footprints can vary greatly depending on factors such as diet, transportation, energy usage, and product consumption.
Dubai will host this year's UN climate summit - the 28th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will bring nearly 200 countries to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to discuss progress on environment, or rather, the lack of it. The conference to be held from November 30 to December 12 with numerous side events will start off on a critical note over the fact that it is being hosted by an oil rich nation - one of the biggest fossil fuel producers. Like the previous COPs, the Dubai COP too will bring countries, corporates, environmental activists and concerned citizens to take stock of the planet's health.
Air pollution has been an important concern in recent years, not only in India but around the globe as well. When it comes to air pollution and a huge carbon footprint, one city comes to everyone's mind: Delhi. India’s capital is famed for its dirty air, but fears have lately been raised for another town in India's northeast, following Guwahati.
The three months of July, August and September have been the hottest ever in the history of the Earth, prompting scientists to say that 2023 could become the hottest year.
In the din of global politics over the Russia-Ukraine war and the China-Taiwan tensions, an important news item on climate change and children got buried in the media. On August 28 this year, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child said that climate change is impacting children's health, lives and development. It called upon governments to take action to protect boys and girls from a deepening climate change crisis.