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Climate Action Summit

Business Action In The Wake Of COP26

Nov 22, 2021 Indra Guha

In the Indian context, the announcement of a set of five-point targets by Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicated a significant focus on climate change mitigation.

COP 26 Establishes India As The Leader On Climate Change Talks, While The Richer Nations Remained Non-Committal As Ever

Nov 14, 2021 Outlook Business Team

The only highlight of the fortnight-long negotiations was an announcement made by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who set five ambitious targets, starting with net zero emissions by 2070.

Countries Adopt New Climate Deal With Coal Compromise

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.

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.

Glasgow COP26: India Reports 17 Times Increase In Solar Energy Production Over 7 Years

India represents 17 per cent of the world's population but only accounts for 4 per cent historical cumulative emissions, India said at the COP26 Climate Summit at Glasgow.

04 November, 2021

COP26: After Modi's Ambitious Targets, The Ball Is In US' Court To Save The World

Meenakshi Thakur

Under the COP16 Accord of Cancun conference in 2010, it was agreed that $100 billion per year would be mobilized by the rich countries by 2020. But has the needle moved?

02 November, 2021

Challenges Before India To Achieve Net-Zero Carbon Goal By 2070

Suchetana Ray

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged net-zero by 2070 at the COP 26 Climate Change summit at Glasgow on Monday, what are the challenges that lie ahead for India to meet this ambitious target?

02 November, 2021

COP26: World Leaders Back Deal To End Deforestation By 2030

Deutsche Welle

More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the COP26 climate summit. Activists say it greenlights 'another decade of deforestation'.

29 October, 2021

China's President Xi Jinping To Virtually Address UN Climate Summit

Associated Press (AP)

China, the biggest source of carbon dioxide and other climate-changing industrial gases, had left the world guessing what role Xi Jinping might play at the meeting that opens Sunday.

08 October, 2021

Pope Francis Will Not Attend UN Climate Summit: Vatican

Associated Press (AP)

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who acts as the prime minister of the Holy See.

05 May, 2021

World Leaders Might Have Given Up On Paris Climate Deal, Youngsters Won’t: Greta Thunberg

Associated Press (AP)

The Paris climate deal asks both rich and poor countries to take action to curb the rise in global temperatures that is melting glaciers, raising sea levels and shifting rainfall patterns.


24 April, 2021

‘We’re Gonna Do This Together’: Joe Biden’s Message At Global Climate Summit

Associated Press (AP)

The two-day global climate summit hosted by US President Joe Biden came to an end on Friday with Biden urging world leaders to act unitedly to fight the climate crisis

14 April, 2021

India Will Raise Its Climate Concerns But Not Under Pressure: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar

Outlook Web Bureau

Prakash Javadekar said India is the only G-20 country to walk the talk on the Paris climate agreement and 'we have done more than we promised'.

05 November, 2020

Prakash Javadekar Urges Industry Leaders To Work With Govt In Combating Climate Change


The Union Minister encouraged a healthy partnership to meet climate change goals under the Paris Agreement.

05 November, 2020

Joe Biden Vows To Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement


The 2015 Paris agreement bound the US and 187 countries to keep a check on rising global temperatures.

29 December, 2019

From Greta Thunberg's Rising Call For Action To Amazon Fires: 2019, A Year Of Climate Emergency

Sania Ashraf

The year 2019 saw extreme weather events and bizarre phenomena as well as global protests pressuring governments and stakeholders to take tangible action.

08 October, 2019

MEA 'Denies Political Clearance' To Arvind Kejriwal To Attend Climate Change Meet In Denmark

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi government sources said the chief minister was scheduled to leave for the summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, at 2 pm on Tuesday, but could not take the flight as the MEA denied him the political clearance to attend the meeting.

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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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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