Green energy choices can help reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions and prevent further heating of the planet. Cleaner and greener energy alternatives are always available to us. It is up to us to consider and implement them for our daily energy needs. Some of these alternatives are economical and easily accessible. An individual can make a great difference by getting his/her carbon footprint down to net-zero. Remember, it all begins with you.
As per a report published by the Deloitte Economics Institute, India stands to lose to the tune of $35 trillion in the next 50 years if it does not reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. Inaction on climate change will lead to loss in India’s economic potential by 5.5% each year on an average for the next half century.
Kallen Pokkudan, from Kannur district became an eminent figure in the conservation of Kerala’s mangrove forests over the years. Born in a marginalized family, he has been dedicated to securing the coastal resources of Kerala through effective interventions.
For the first time, with the help of satellites huge plumes of methane gas have been spotted. These emissions are largely unintentional but still very harmful for the climate, from coal and oil fields across the globe. Last year's IPCC study suggested that 30 to 50% of the current rise in temp is due to methane. Methane is released from coal mines and oil pipelines due to leakage or during repair. Oil companies and coal mining companies often fabricate their methane emissions, but soon enough with new and advanced sensors, it will be almost impossible to hide methane emissions. During COP26 in Glasgow, 100 countries signed the methane pledge aiming to decrease the methane emission by 30% from 2020 levels.
According to the 2021 Food Waste Index Report 35%-50% of food is wasted globally and 5% to 17% of it can be attributed to the food-service industry. Orbisk, a Netherlands-based tech start-up offers a solution through its waste tracking system.
In the first worldwide climate action since the Covid-19 pandemic, the Global Climate Strike saw participation from over 99 countries as thousands of people supported the rally demanding government action on the climate crisis. This comes right before the COP26, scheduled in Glasgow within a month.
The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27 commenced on the 6th of November 2022 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.