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Consensus Eludes Climate Talks Over Finance And Transparency

While the city of Katowice glittered for its visitors the climate negotiations have been dark indeed [image copyright: cop24.gov.pl]

The Paris Agreement will not come into effect on schedule in 2020 if negotiators continue bickering the way they have …

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Governments Leading World To Disastrous Warming: UN

Countries are not switching away from coal fast enough to be effective [image by: Andrew / Flickr]

Governments will not be able to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement, and with business as usual, we are heading for …

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India Seeking Ways To Limit Climate Change After IPCC Report

Among the painful changes India may have to make is to shut coal plants before the end of their economic lives [image by:

The Indian government has accepted the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has asked a …

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1.5 Degree Ambition Demands Radical Change, UN Warns

There are major benefits to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial level, but doing so will …

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Cities Must Lead The Action On Climate Change

Environmental activists and police face off on the opening day of the GCAS [image by: Joydeep Gupta]

Coastal cities in the tropics are not the only ones suffering from the effects of climate change. So is a …

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Eight Countries Come Together To Protect Bay Of Bengal

Inflow of tidal waters, Mousuni island, Sundarbans

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has just approved a grant of USD 15 million for the Bay of Bengal Large …

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Official Recognition To India’s Water Crisis Sparks Debate

Rajasthan during a drought. The government hopes a crisis narrative around water will deflect criticism away from poor water management [image by Knut-Erik Helle]

India’s water crisis is now official. The government’s own think tank the National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) …

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India’s Air Pollution Plan Is A Disappointment

Delhi may be the most polluted cities in the world [image by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier]

Over the last few years reporting on India’s air pollution crisis has dominated the news. The state of its capital …

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China, India And Water Across The Border

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Chinese President Xi Jinping along the East Lake, in Wuhan, China on April 28, 2018. (Photo: Press Information Bureau, Government of India)

When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China’s President Xi Jinping held an informal summit on April 27-28, involving a …

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The making of a conservationist Prime Minister

When a Congress leader writes a biography of Indira Gandhi, you expect unadulterated praise. Jairam Ramesh’s India Gandhi: A Life …

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