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Carbon Emission

Delhi Airport Sets The Goal Of Becoming Net Zero Carbon Emitter Airport By 2030

Nov 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Achieving "carbon neutral" or "net zero carbon emission" status refers to a policy of not increasing carbon emissions and of achieving carbon reduction through offsets.

Countries Adopt New Climate Deal With Coal Compromise

Nov 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Before India succeeded in getting the change made, nation after nation talked about the final provisions not going far or fast enough but a compromise was better than nothing.

Delhi’s Air Quality Continues To Be ‘Severe’

The air quality index of Lodhi Road, Delhi University, IIT Delhi, Pusa Road l, and Delhi airport was recorded at 489, 466, 474 and 480 and 504 respectively.

COP26: Is A Deal In Sight As Climate Talks Go Into Overtime?

Nov 13, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Climate negotiations at COP26 are running into overtime in Glasgow. At stake are carbon credits, money for imperiled poorer nations and indeed the future of the planet.

COP26 Glasgow: India Highlights Importance Of Cleaner Road Transport For Emission Reduction

India said: ‘All governments should also support the transition of these light vehicles to zero emission vehicles’.

05 November, 2021

UN Environment Report Flags Widening Gap In Adaptation Finance To Reduce GHG Emissions In Developing Countries

Lola Nayar

The 6th edition of the UNEP report highlights that estimated adaptation costs in developing countries are five to ten times greater than current public adaptation finance flows, and the adaptation finance gap is widening.

04 November, 2021

Global CO2 Emissions Rebound To Near Pre-Pandemic Levels: Study

Deutsche Welle

After a dramatic drop during the pandemic lockdowns, carbon dioxide emissions are near record levels again, with China's share increasing to nearly a third of the total, researchers say.

04 November, 2021

Fitch Solutions Says India's 2070 Target For Net Zero Pose Upside Risks To Renewable Growth Outlook

Outlook Business Team

Fitch Solutions said that the country with the fourth-largest carbon-emitting market, India lagged behind much of the world's leading power markets including China and the US who have outlined a net-zero target by 2060 and 2050 respectively.

03 November, 2021

Explainer | India’s Net Zero Promise By 2070

Nandini Nair

The idea of net zero emissions works on the principle of keeping the amount of greenhouse gases consistent in the atmosphere by producing as much greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide as is being removed from the atmosphere.

03 November, 2021

COP26: China's Xi Stays Home, India Pledges Carbon Neutrality

Deutsche Welle

India's Narendra Modi pledged a carbon-neutral India by 2070. But President Xi Jinping of China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, skipped attendance. US President Biden called Xi's absence a 'mistake'.

12 August, 2021

Climate Change Is Not Just About Carbon, There Is Nitrogen Too!

Prof. N. Raghuram

It is high time IPCC informs policy makers and public about other greenhouse gases including nitrogen oxides


01 August, 2021

India, China Miss UN Deadline To Submit Updated Carbon Emission Targets

Associated Press (AP)

China has the world's highest emissions, while India ranks third. The United States, which submitted its new target in April, is the second-biggest global emitter.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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