Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicParis Agreement

Topic: Paris Agreement

What the G7 Summit means for climate change solutions

The ‘climate club’ may drive forward the decarbonising of high-emitting industries, higher carbon prices and trade in low carbon products.

Don’t underestimate Paris Agreement climate goals. India must know forest restoration is key

From the Bishnoi community to the Chipko movement women of the 1970s, forest landscapes form the core of India’s goals. They must be sustained.

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.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.