Railway to help India meet COP21 commitments

The COP21 (Conference of the Parties) in 2015 in Paris pledged to achieve zero net emissions of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to curb rising temperatures. Another global conference is planned for 2026 to take stock and deepen the pledge commitments. Continue Reading

Editorial: Emission, no omission

When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only on climate change efforts in the US but throughout the world. Continue Reading

‘Humans indirectly impact wildfire outbreaks’

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have assessed the influence of human activities on extreme fire weather risk, and found that greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution have distinct regional impacts on wildfire outbreaks. Continue Reading

India’s fight in global challenge, best amongst other nations: FM

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