Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicParis Agreement

Topic: Paris Agreement

Why climate finance is a big deal, and where negotiations have reached at Glasgow COP26

COP26 is looking to settle a new climate finance goal under Paris deal. But how much funding developing nations will get to tackle climate change is stuck in negotiations.

COP26 is not just about India’s commitment to climate change. It’s also a message to the US

India’s headlining commitments on climate change came with another message that shouldn’t be skipped over.

How COP26 can make up for the failure of 25 previous conferences to tackle climate change

Besides addressing challenges like gender equality & effective global accords, the countries must resolve the centuries-old disputes between colonial nations & their former empires.

India to seek compensation for climate damages caused by rich, developed countries at COP26

The Indian delegation also plans to bring up the point of fairness and climate finance during the 6th Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November.

India among countries that could spoil upcoming COP26 in Glasgow

Some attendees stand out at a climate meet for their reluctance to do almost anything. Here is a guide to the holdouts who arrive for COP 26 without significant plans to curb emissions.

India among 15 countries whose fossil fuel production exceeds Paris Agreement goals: UN report

The UNEP report says countries 'have not explicitly recognized or planned for the rapid reduction in fossil fuel production that these targets will require.'

UN’s 2022 Global Biodiversity Framework could become the new ‘Paris Agreement for nature’

Set to be finalized in early 2022, the draft sets targets for protecting marine and land habitats and reducing pesticides and plastic waste.

Kigali Amendment — global pact just ratified by India targets greenhouse gases used in your AC

Part of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Kigali Amendment, 2016, seeks to phase out hydrofluorocarbons.

India should commit to net-zero emissions, but not by 2050, climate expert says

Council on Energy, Environment and Water CEO Arunabha Ghosh says setting net-zero emissions goal is important so sector targets can match it over time.

Indian Railways net-zero emissions aim could help meet 5% of Paris Agreement goals, report says

The report says that should the railways shift to solar energy sources, 6.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide will be eliminated annually.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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