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Netherlands: Green rules turn red Analyses & Assessments

Netherlands: Green rules turn red

The Dutch experience in having to face strident public anger while implementing international protocols is illustrative of the dilemma governments...

ICAP- Leading by Example Analyses & Assessments

ICAP- Leading by Example

Global cooling needs are set to double in the next twenty years threatening the future of Earth. In this context, India’s Cooling Action Plan (ICAP)...

Climate-A Race We Must Win Analyses & Assessments

Climate-A Race We Must Win

World leaders are congregating in New York to figure out how to address the depredation of Earth’s fragile environment, frame policies and make...

American Unwillingness, Pacific Island Helplessness? Analyses & Assessments

American Unwillingness, Pacific Island Helplessness?

The global ramification of the climate change is best understood by the Pacific Island states. With little capacity to stem this existential threat,...

Environmental Assault in the Brazilian Amazon Analyses & Assessments

Environmental Assault in the Brazilian Amazon

The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest, nearly two-thirds of which lie in Brazil. Last month, this Brazilian part lost trees at the fastest...

India’s Water Gridlock Analyses & Assessments

India’s Water Gridlock

Several parts of India are currently experiencing a deadly heatwave, which has claimed the lives of over 50 people so far. The intense heat has...

New Zealand introduces zero carbon bill Analyses & Assessments

New Zealand introduces zero carbon bill

A New Zealand bill proposes a zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Opposition groups have condemned methane targets set by this legislation,...

London choked by Climate protests Analyses & Assessments

London choked by Climate protests

Climate change protesters who have brought parts of London to a standstill said that they were prepared to call a halt if the U.K. government would...

Urgent action on Peatlands Analyses & Assessments

Urgent action on Peatlands

The United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya has adopted a new resolution for conservation and restoration of peatlands.

Canada warming at twice the global rate Analyses & Assessments

Canada warming at twice the global rate

According to a report commissioned by the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Department, Canada is warming up faster than the rest of the world...

Robust monsoon predicted for India Analyses & Assessments

Robust monsoon predicted for India

India’s monsoon, crucial for Asia’s third-largest economy, is likely to be a robust and healthy one this year provided there isn’t a surprise El Nino...

WMO warns of impending climate disasters Analyses & Assessments

WMO warns of impending climate disasters

WMO’s annual report indicates a bleak climatic future that requires urgent action lest the loss of life and immense economic damage. Climate change...

India’s renewables: More to be done Analyses & Assessments

India’s renewables: More to be done

Despite policy-related hurdles, India is making progress on its ambitious plans to install 175 gigawatts of renewable energy.

Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts Analyses & Assessments

Oil Majors thwart Climate Change efforts

A March 2019 report holds that the five largest publicly-listed oil majors are engaged in misleading climate branding and lobbying. Climate change is...

South Korea steps up fight against pollution Analyses & Assessments

South Korea steps up fight against pollution

South Korea’s parliament passed bills aimed at reining in air pollution. Seoul increasingly embraces emergency measures targeting sources from coal...

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica Analyses & Assessments

Iceberg to break off from Antarctica

A dangerous looking fracture in the Brunt Ice Shelf is threatening to break out an iceberg almost twice the size of New York City. The crack is...

Australia’s climate change plan Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s climate change plan

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison is set to announce a $2 billion boost to projects that reduce carbon emissions. As elections are...

China’s plastic import ban hits Japan Analyses & Assessments

China’s plastic import ban hits Japan

Japan’s shipments of plastic waste overseas in 2018 decreased 30 percent, figures from a research institute showed, due to restrictions China imposed...

Climate Change – is it a National Security Threat? Analyses & Assessments

Climate Change – is it a National Security Threat?

Despite existing reports from the US government that proves Climate Change is a national security threat, President Trump is establishing a special...

India’s new anti-pollution incentives Analyses & Assessments

India’s new anti-pollution incentives

India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to encourage power plants to install equipment to curb emissions and to...