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 Launches E-Amrit Portal on EVs at COP26

What is the News? On Transport Day at COP26, India, represented by NITI Aayog participated in the fourth ministerial dialogue of the Zero-Emission Vehicle Transition Council(ZEVTC). Moreover, the Government of India also launched the E-Amrit portal on this occasion. What is the Zero-Emission Vehicles Transition Council(ZEVTC)? ZEVTC was formed in November 2020. It is a global… Continue reading India Launches E-Amrit Portal on EVs at COP26

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

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

New Climate Pledges barely affect global warming: UN

What is the News? ​​The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) has released an update to their Emissions Gap Report 2021. What are the key findings of the report? Several Countries have announced new Nationally Determined Contributions(NDCs) or emissions pledges during the COP26 climate summit. For example, India has announced a target to be carbon-neutral by 2070.… Continue reading New Climate Pledges barely affect global warming: UN

Towards better adaptation: Global model to assess resilience to climate risks launched

What is the News? The Global Resilience Index Initiative (GRII) has been launched at COP26. What is the Global Resilience Index Initiative(GRII)? GRII is a public-private partnership initiative launched to build a universal model for assessing resilience to climate risks. Aim: To help global economic sectors understand the value of building climate resilience and the… Continue reading Towards better adaptation: Global model to assess resilience to climate risks launched

Union Environment Minister Inaugurates The Ganga Connect Exhibition At Glasgow Amidst COP-26

What is the News? The Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Labour & Employment has inaugurated the Ganga Connect exhibition at the City of Glasgow College amid the COP26 meeting. What is the Ganga Connect exhibition? Ganga Connect Exhibition is an effort to present the level of development in the Ganga river… Continue reading Union Environment Minister Inaugurates The Ganga Connect Exhibition At Glasgow Amidst COP-26

Exhorts more companies from the Heavy industries sector to join the global LEAD-IT (Leadership Group for Industry Transition) initiative

What is the News? On the sidelines of COP 26 in Glasgow, the LeadIT (Leadership Group for Industry transition) Summit 2021 was held in hybrid mode presided by India and Sweden.  What is the Leadership Group for Industry Transition(LeadIT)? Launched by: LeadIT was launched by the Prime Ministers of Sweden and India with support from… Continue reading Exhorts more companies from the Heavy industries sector to join the global LEAD-IT (Leadership Group for Industry Transition) initiative

India and UK join hands to help small island nations build climate resilient infrastructure

What is the News? India and the UK have launched the Infrastructure for Resilient Island States(IRIS) Initiative. What is Infrastructure for Resilient Island States(IRIS) Initiative? IRIS is the first major initiative under the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). Aim: To make critical infrastructure in the SIDS (Small Island Developing States) resilient against all kinds… Continue reading India and UK join hands to help small island nations build climate resilient infrastructure