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

Centre urges Indian companies to join “Leadership Group for Industry Transition”

What is the News? The Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change has urged Indian companies to join the Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) Initiative. About Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) Launched by: Government of Sweden and India at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019 with the support from World Economic Forum.… Continue reading Centre urges Indian companies to join “Leadership Group for Industry Transition”

India must commit to net zero emissions

Source: This post is based on the article “India must commit to net zero emissions” posted in The Hindu on 2nd September 2021. Syllabus: GS3 – Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation, Environmental Impact Assessment. Relevance: Need for India to commit to net zero emissions. Synopsis: While all the major economies and big corporates are shifting… Continue reading India must commit to net zero emissions

World Indigenous Peoples Day: How net-zero climate goal alienates tribals

Source: DTE Relevance: To analyse the concept of ‘Net-Zero’ emission. Synopsis: With the rising popularity of the ‘Net-Zero’ emission concept, it is time to analyze all its facets. Introduction The impacts of climate change are now visible from melting glaciers to climatological disasters. The polluters can no more deny or dismiss this. But they have… Continue reading World Indigenous Peoples Day: How net-zero climate goal alienates tribals

Is net zero emission concept zeroing in on Climate change?

Source: Down to Earth Relevance: Flaws with the net-zero concept Synopsis: The world has seen a massive surge in voluntary commitment to achieve net-zero emission targets but there are inherent problems with the net-zero concept. Listing few such problems and a way forward. What is net zero concept? Net zero refers to the balance between the… Continue reading Is net zero emission concept zeroing in on Climate change?