India’s electric vehicle push will lead to brighter, greener future

News: Decarbonisation of global economy, including India’s, entails decarbonisation of the transport sector. Moreover, it is in line with the India’s climate change commitments, will help boost manufacturing sector and also help ensure energy security. India supports the global “EV30@30” campaign, which aims for at least 30% of new vehicle sales to be electric by… Continue reading India’s electric vehicle push will lead to brighter, greener future

Shielding farm sector from climate change

News: Climatic anomalies affect agriculture directly. Hence, there is a need for effective strategy to protect agriculture from its ill effects. Changes in the intensity, frequency, and seasonality of climate patterns, extreme weather events, rainfall pattern and river flows etc. are likely to impact agriculture sector. How would climate change affect the farm sector? The… Continue reading Shielding farm sector from climate change

In our efforts to be green, we must not greenwash: On India’s net zero pledge at COP26

News: India’s net zero pledge at Glasgow, though commendable, raises several questions. Apart from serious doubts about their techno-financial feasibility, there are at least three reasons to question the commitments made by India at COP26. Must Read: India announces new climate targets at COP26 – Explained, pointwise What are the issues with India’s net zero… Continue reading In our efforts to be green, we must not greenwash: On India’s net zero pledge at COP26

India calls for hike in climate finance to $1trillion

What is the news? At the ministerial meeting of the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDC), India has said that climate finance cannot continue at the levels decided in 2009 and emphasised that it should be at least $1 trillion to meet the goals of addressing climate change. The ministerial meeting of LMDC was hosted by Bolivia.… Continue reading India calls for hike in climate finance to $1trillion

COP26: US joins India-led global solar alliance

What is the News? The United States of America(USA) has joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as a member country. What is the significance of the US joining ISA? The US has become the 101st member to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). This will motivate many other countries to join. It will also ensure… Continue reading COP26: US joins India-led global solar alliance

Natural wealth of the nations

What is the News? The World Bank has released a report titled ‘The Changing Wealth of Nations 2021’. The report is a periodic evaluation of wealth generation and distribution beyond the traditional GDP [gross domestic product] matrix and includes natural resources as part of a country’s wealth. What are the key findings of the report?… Continue reading Natural wealth of the nations

India to work towards zero-emission cars by 2040

What is the News? India has joined over 30 other countries in signing the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans. What is the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans? The declaration promises to work towards ensuring that only zero-emission cars and vans are sold by the year 2040. However, this timeline… Continue reading India to work towards zero-emission cars by 2040

GGI-OSOWOG project – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Green Grids Initiative: One Sun One World One Grid (GGI – OSOWOG) – was recently launched by India and UK at COP26 meeting at Glasgow. It is an ambitious plan for the world’s first transnational network of interconnected solar power grids. The Prime Ministers of the two countries also presented… Continue reading GGI-OSOWOG project – Explained, pointwise

Net-zero presents many opportunities for India — and challenges

News: At Glasgow COP26 summit, one of the key announcements made by India was a target for achieving net-zero. India committed to a 2070 net zero target. This is not just significant for the world, but also a sizeable economic opportunity for India. The challenge now is to overcome the obstacles along the way. Must… Continue reading Net-zero presents many opportunities for India — and challenges

Do WTO like you did COP

News: India should balance its geopolitical interests and geo-economic interests equally. In COP26, by offering to do more than what was expected out of it, India has tried to disarm its critics from the Western countries while voicing the concerns of the South. Later this month, India will find again find itself in a similar… Continue reading Do WTO like you did COP