On COP26: Home truths on climate change

News: Surprising many, India announced its net-zero target, including many other new commitments, at the recently held COP 26 meeting in Glasgow. This has established India as a world leader in fighting the climate change crisis. But, there is a gap between what the government says on the international stage and what it does at home.… Continue reading On COP26: Home truths on climate change

Wanted: New leaders to tackle climate change challenge

News: CoP 26 has been successful in making countries commit to climate change mitigation policies. However, many issues have still been left unaddressed due to politics. COP27, therefore, should be led by a collective of experts and leaders, who can accelerate the implementation of the action plan towards net-zero. In this context, climate change governance needs… Continue reading Wanted: New leaders to tackle climate change challenge

Setting the tone at Glasgow, the job ahead in Delhi

News: Net zero target set by India has cemented its position as a world leader in global climate change policy landscape. Now, keeping in line with the spirit of climate justice, rich countries need to veer away from their unsustainable lifestyles and wasteful consumption patterns. India too needs to focus on sustainable well-being. How the… Continue reading Setting the tone at Glasgow, the job ahead in Delhi

Glasgow Climate Pact – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction The Glasgow Climate Pact (GCP) was adopted by 196 parties at the Glasgow climate change conference (COP26). The pact is being termed as a mixed bag, with some tangible achievements and multiple unfulfilled expectations. Most countries insisted that the agreement was an important, though small, step in keeping alive the… Continue reading Glasgow Climate Pact – Explained, pointwise

Countries at COP26 launch plan for net-zero shipping lanes

What is the News? The United Kingdom has announced the launch of the Clydebank Declaration on Green Shipping Corridors at the COP26 conference in Glasgow. What is the Clydebank Declaration? The Clydebank Declaration aims to set up green shipping corridors, which are zero-emission maritime routes between 2 (or more) ports. As part of the declaration,… Continue reading Countries at COP26 launch plan for net-zero shipping lanes

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

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

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

COP26 | PM’s Modi word: Net Zero 2070, clean & green 2030

Synopsis: India has made significance announcements at the ongoing COP26 meeting, including a target year for reaching net zero. Now the ball is in the developed world’s court wrt climate finance wherein India expects developed countries to provide $1 trillion at the earliest. What has been India’s track record wrt its efforts on climate change?… Continue reading COP26 | PM’s Modi word: Net Zero 2070, clean & green 2030

Why India shouldn’t sign on to net zero

Synopsis: India should not declare a net zero target. Instead it should stake a claim to a fair share of global carbon budget. Introduction The developed world is building up pressure on India to declare a net zero target at the upcoming COP26 meeting at Glasgow. But, reaching net zero by a specific time period… Continue reading Why India shouldn’t sign on to net zero

Explained: Climate targets set, missed

Synopsis: Response of the developed world to the climate change issue, the erosion of Kyoto protocol and impact of three decade long climate diplomacy in addressing challenges related to climate change. Introduction The annual climate meetings have succeeded in inspiring the world into taking collective action against climate change, but they have not been able… Continue reading Explained: Climate targets set, missed

Mitigating a crisis: On COP26 Glasgow climate meet

Synopsis: The COP can at best incentivize adaptation that aids a transition towards clean energy. Introduction In a week, heads of state from at least 120 countries are expected to convene in Glasgow for the 26th meeting of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP). The annual two-week-long exercise was disrupted last year due… Continue reading Mitigating a crisis: On COP26 Glasgow climate meet

In Glasgow, all eyes on 2030: On COP 26

Synopsis: COP26 must focus sharply on reducing emissions till 2030, rather than on net zero 2050, which is too distant a goal. Introduction The stage is set for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, starting October 31. Major preparatory conferences and bilateral meetings have been held to persuade countries… Continue reading In Glasgow, all eyes on 2030: On COP 26