‘The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population,’ reveals Oxfam’s ‘Time to Care’ report, released today. Oxfam is a confederation of 19 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty. Continue Reading
The UN climate forum tasked with saving the world from runaway global warming has become an “opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and to avoid raising their ambition” to act on climate, the 16-year-old told delegates and observers Continue Reading
Pakistan ranked fifth among countries, which are most vulnerable to climate change, according to a report released on Wednesday. According to the Global Climate Risk Index, Pakistan lost 9,989 lives, suffered economic losses worth $ 3.8 billion and witnessed 152 extreme weather events from 1999 to 2018. Continue Reading
Oxford dictionary’s word of this year ‘climate emergency’ has only intensified the already burning topic of climate change and pollution. Chennai was recently choked as smog covered the entire city, making life difficult for the residents.
India’s commitment to fight the global challenge of climate change is “bold” and one of the best amongst the community of nations, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. Interacting with global investors at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund here on Wednesday, Nirmala said that in a bid to fulfill its commitment to tackle climate change India has focused on generation of renewable energy. Continue Reading
Flooding woes in various parts of the country stem from unplanned urbanisation rather than climate change and are a ‘legacy issue’ that the government is correcting through its smart city programme, says Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Continue Reading
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that terrorist attacks anywhere in the world should be considered as an act of terrorism — “not more or less” or “good or bad”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here yesterday, including with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad. Continue Reading
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here to participate in the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly, will have a packed schedule, meetings with a number of world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, and address the important sessions on climate change and universal health over the next five days.