Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: COP26

Coming soon to India: (Taxable) Green bonds. Modi govt’s climate financing plan ‘nearly ready’

Upcoming framework, with separate stream of investors focussed on climate financing, is expected to help India fund green energy & infrastructure projects and meet COP26 commitments.

Why Bonn climate talks are important — and what their rough start could mean for COP27

The Bonn Climate Conference in Germany is a step to further the COP26 agenda and prepare for COP27. But developing countries say the summit’s agenda limits space for discussions. 

Fossil fuel subsidy 9 times higher than for clean energy, says study on India’s net-zero goal

Study by think tanks International Institute for Sustainable Development and Council on Energy, Environment and Water released 31 May.

Renewable energy to climate action — how India can achieve sustainable development in 2022

At COP26, PM Modi highlighted the need for “mindful and deliberate utilisation” rather than “wasteful consumption”. But achieving it needs work.

G20 must spend 140% more on nature-based solutions to fight climate change, says UN-WEF report

NbS involve practices like afforestation, forest restoration, conserving coral reefs, which can mitigate effects of climate change and help countries meet their biodiversity goals.

India needs to achieve climate goals without compromising its economic progress

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

India’s climate policies misplaced. Carbon inequality must be addressed within country too

Despite the bottom half facing the unequal impact of climate change, India’s policies continue to favour the top 10 percent.

UK, India ‘natural partners’ working on ‘fantastic projects’, PM Boris Johnson says

Speaking at the 2021 Global Technology Summit, Johnson said India and the UK will continue to deepen their bonds on technology as they have set out in the 2030 India-UK roadmap.

What caused Modi govt U-turn on net-zero? Opposition asks in Lok Sabha discussion on climate

MPs like TMC's Sougata Roy, DMK's Kanimozhi, SAD's Harsimrat Kaur Badal & Thomas Chazhikadan of Kerala Congress (M) raised questions on climate change, forests & pollution.

Climate pledges by countries can’t just be empty words. Space AI will be watching them

From tracking tree cover to calculating carbon capture, AI technology will aid in verifying climate pledges from space.

On Camera


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.