Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicParis Agreement

Topic: Paris Agreement

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.

The Paris Agreement will help fight climate change. But it’s missing a critical element

The Agreement misses out on listing fossil fuels as one of the main contributors to climate change.

These are the ‘code red’ warnings in IPCC climate change report, & why it matters

The sixth IPCC report contains the most up-to-date, scientifically accurate projection of climate change. It warns that a 1.5° Celsius breach is now inevitable by 2040.

Indian monsoon, German floods, Canadian heat – Lip service to climate change won’t do anymore

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Next gen FTAs are all about labour, environment protection. Only way India can edge China out

Adopting Trade and Sustainable Development committments as part of India-EU FTA could help Indian exporters differentiate from competition such as China.

Climate partnership to be ‘core pillar’ of US-India cooperation, says Biden

The US-India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership includes deploying 450 gigawatts of renewable power to meet the goals of the landmark Paris Agreement.

India doesn’t have to match climate commitments expected of China. Modi must make it clear

At Biden’s virtual climate summit, PM Modi should assert that India with 7% of global carbon emissions can't be treated in the same manner as China with 30% of emissions.

Why US climate envoy John Kerry will visit India before Biden summit, UN meet

John Kerry is on a 3-nation tour of UAE, India and Bangladesh between 1 and 9 April. In India, he is expected to meet Modi and Javadekar.

India should expect greater US scrutiny of domestic issues, if Biden’s speech was any clue

Both on climate change and multilateral trade, India could come under pressure from the US. And let’s not forget Biden’s stress on democratic values.

On Camera

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Representative image | Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (L) with Chinese premier Xi Jinping (R) | MFA China

Nepal to Bangladesh, nations mounting small acts of big rebellion against China, US

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives reiterated their commitment to the One-China Policy—but on their own terms.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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