The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia has made western countries rethink their dependency on Russian oil and fossil fuel in general. The EU gets roughly 40% of its gas from Russia: According to figures from the research group Transport & Environment, this dependence costs around $118m a day.
The spike in global temperature, rise in the sea levels, an increase in the number of natural calamities, and risk of more COVID like outbreaks are just few outcomes of human-induced activities that are meddling with the natural ecosystem. The ongoing human interventions in the name of the development in each sector are causing drastic climate impacts. While highlighting the same, the latest IPCC report calls out for immediate action and warned that it's ‘now or never’ to avoid the doomsday that we are heading to.
Finland has set a very ambitious target for itself for cutting carbon emissions. It has passed a law that requires the country to go carbon neutral by 2035 and carbon negative–i.e it’ll absorb more carbon than it will emit– by 2040.
The Global Climate Strike, organized by Greta Thunberg’s ‘Fridays for Future’ movement was held across the world and in Budapest as well on the 23rd of September 2022.
Bangalore residents found a way to attract the attention of city administration. Residents of Bangalore performed pothole puja, after planting paddy and boating on the roads to seek the attention of the administration towards the pothole-ridden roads of Bengaluru. They performed the prayer to protect the lives of people.
Leaders worldwide will gather in Paris next week to initiate talks on a global financial pact aimed at providing access to funds for developing countries to address the climate crisis and promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable economic growth. French President Emmanuel Macron will be joined by numerous world leaders, including EU representatives, to discuss climate finance, green growth, the debt crisis, and mobilizing private sector investments. However, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's attendance remains unconfirmed.
Climate change ministers from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand emphasize the need for a global finance pact to tackle the climate crisis effectively. They highlight the significance of international cooperation, similar to the Bretton Woods system established after World War II, to build a robust global financial architecture that supports ambitious climate action and helps limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), emphasizes the need for urgent debt relief for poor countries suffering from the impacts of climate disasters. Ahead of a global summit on climate finance, Georgieva asserts that these countries should not be burdened with crippling debt payments, especially considering the increasing severity of extreme weather events and high interest rates. She calls for timely debt relief and advocates for innovative measures like "debt for climate swaps" to redirect funds towards greenhouse gas emissions reduction and climate resilience. Georgieva highlights the severe lack of climate finance available for developing nations and stresses the need to mobilize significant financial resources.
The United States has categorically rejected the notion of providing reparations to developing countries grappling with climate change-induced disasters. John Kerry, the climate envoy, made this statement during a congressional hearing and emphasized that the US would not offer compensation to countries affected by floods, storms, and other climate-related catastrophes. Kerry's remarks came just before his scheduled visit to China, where he intended to engage in discussions on climate change matters and the arrangements for the upcoming United Nations climate conference, COP28, set to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in November.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Sultan Al Jaber, President-designate of COP28 UAE, to discuss sustainable development and bilateral energy cooperation. During the meeting, held in Abu Dhabi, Modi expressed India's full support for the UAE's presidency of COP-28 and highlighted India's contributions to sustainable development.
India's important step towards the protection of Agriculture sector and Farmer's livelihood in the climate change crisis.
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.
Hey there, young minds! Ready to dive into a cool adventure about art and recycling? Well, you're in for a treat because we're about to introduce you to an incredible artist named Julie Alice Chappell. Julie lives in Portsmouth, a nice place in the United Kingdom. Her canvas isn’t the traditional one you might expect. Instead, Julie brings old and boring stuff to life – the insides of our thrown-away gadgets. Her work is a mesmerizing blend of art, a love for the environment, and a deep appreciation for the beauty hidden within our everyday devices.
The COP28 Presidency hopes that the G20's pledge to triple global renewable energy capacity by 2030 will have an impact on the COP28 outcome. However, the COP28 Director General, Ambassador Majid Al Suwaidi, is hesitant about verifying the delivery of the promised $100 billion each year beginning in 2020, highlighting the need of developed nations fulfilling this commitment.
Brazil has officially joined an international accord aiming at tripling the usage of renewable energy worldwide by 2030 and lowering reliance on coal, the country's Foreign Ministry stated on Friday.
As the annual United Nations climate summit, COP28, begins on November 30 in Dubai, countries are wrestling with critical challenges against the backdrop of a year marked by excessive heat and drought.