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    Agenda for CoP26: How to achieve net zero

    The race to 'net zero' has become a rallying point for leaders and civil society alike. But this call for action, however shrill, discounts what it means for the rich and poor countries to get the world to the point when, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says, "human activities result in no net effect on the climate system." Net zero is not part of the Paris...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Agenda for CoP26: Why the phasing out of coal won't be decided in a jiffy

    The hottest and most contentious issue that is not on the formal table of negotiations but is on the public-political radar is the phasing out of coal - not just in the developed world but also in the world where energy is still scarce and coal is the cheaper and preferred option over new renewables.

    • 9 hrs ago
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    South Asia has lost most human capital due to air pollution: World Bank

    South Asia suffers the most among all regions of the world in terms of loss of human capital due to air pollution, according to the latest The Changing Wealth of Nations 2021 report published by the World Bank.

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Covaxin has not got emergency use approval from WHO since 6 months. Know the process here

    Bharat Biotech Intl Ltd (BBIL)'s wait for wider approval for its Covaxin is set to continue. The World Health Organization (WHO) October 26, 2021, asked the company to provide "additional information" about its vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease ( COVID-19).Read all the latest updates on COVID-19 here.

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Climate crisis: Staple crop yield in 8 African countries may decline by 80%, flags report

    Climate change has triggered gradual and incremental shifts and disruptions to weather patterns and seasonal rhythms. The crisis may induce another catastrophic shift: The yield of staple crops in eight sub-Saharan African countries could decrease by as much as 80 per cent by 2050 if temperatures continue to rise.

    • 14 hrs ago
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    'Hyperlocal neighbourhoods' can promote sustainable travel, help decarbonise transport sector: Report

    Hyper-local neighbourhoods that provide every necessary service within a walking distance can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the transport sector, according to a new report by Imperial College, London.Read all the latest updates on COVID-19 here.

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Greenhouse gas levels hit new high in 2020: WMO

    The increasing trend of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continued in 2021, according to the latest GHG bulletin released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).Read all the latest updates on COVID-19 here.

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Centre vs Punjab: Farmers miss out on incentive to not burn stubble

    As many as 361,850 small and marginal farmers in Punjab did not receive state incentives for stubble management in the last one year due to paucity of funds.

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Commitment phobia: World still not ready to do enough to cut GHG emissions

    The current atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations are higher than at any time in the last two million years. And the temporary dip in emissions in 2020 - CO2 as well as non-CO2 emissions - is expected to rise again in 2021 and reach a level only slightly lower than the record high in 2019, according to the Emissions Gap Report, 2021 by the United Nations...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Fossil fuels: Borrowed time

    One of the unfortunate aspects of the climate crisis is the fact that early intervention could have prevented it.Read all the latest updates on COVID-19 here.

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