Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicCarbon emissions

Topic: Carbon emissions

All talk and little action? The impact of climate conferences like COP 27 remains low and slow

The conference record of the past 50 years inclines one towards environment pessimism. But without the pressure of such events to set targets, even less would happen.

Climate challenge and ‘Chinese-style modernisation’ aren’t at odds with each other for Xi Jinping

China and India’s approach to international cooperation may appear to be different in multiple spheres, but when it comes to climate change, there are many areas of convergence.

Did Dada just get ‘mankaded’ out of BCCI, and Vladimir ‘Putout’ over blown-up bridge

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

1% of global population caused 23% of growth in carbon emissions from 1990-2019, study says

Study by researcher at Paris School of Economics, published in Nature Sustainability, also finds that carbon inequality between rich and poor within countries has increased.

How we can reduce one-tenth global carbon footprint with ‘net-zero steel’

Net-zero steel will cost more than conventional steel. Bridging this cost differential is key to unlocking investment at the scale and pace required.

How the humble algae can put a stop to carbon emissions from the concrete industry

A research team at the University of Colorado Boulder are looking into the use of algae-derived limestone for environmentally friendly cement production.

Robots can help put a stop to carbon emissions from the construction industry

Students and researchers from the University of Michigan have created a robotically-fabricated structure from timber to promote low-carbon construction.

How floating solar farms can put an end to global energy crisis, reduce emissions

Floating solar farms are considered a key technology in decarbonising economies by 2050, says NASA.

4.7% bump in GDP by 2036, 15 mn new jobs by 2047: Report on what net-zero can do for India

Report by the Asia Society Policy Institute also found that decarbonisation will entail trade-offs such as reduction in household consumption by 2060.

How Modi govt’s new energy bill aims to bring carbon trading to India, promote non-fossil fuels

An amendment to 2001 Energy Conservation Act, the bill was passed by Lok Sabha Monday. Govt says bill will help India achieve climate goals, including emissions reduction.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.