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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.

India Expects Climate Finance Of USD One Trillion 'At The Earliest': Environment Minister

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav made the remarks after meeting Scotland’s Finance Minister Kate Forbes on the sidelines of the crucial international climate conference COP26.

India Value Israel’s Friendship, Committed For Strong Bilateral Ties To Ensure Better Planet: PM Modi

Nov 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with Israel PM Naftali Bennet on the side-lines of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Leaders Representing More Than 85% World's Forests Have Committed To End Deforestation: UK

United Kingdom said that it has garnered support from more than 100 world leaders representing over 85 per cent of the world's forest cover to put an end to deforestation.

31 October, 2021

G20 Leaders Agree To End Public Financing For Coal-Fired Power Generation Abroad

Associated Press (AP)

Group of 20 leaders agreed to end public financing for coal-fired power generation abroad, but set no target for phasing out coal domestically

31 October, 2021

COP-26: 2-Week Long UN Climate Summit Formally Opens In Glasgow

Associated Press (AP)

Following Sunday's opening gavel, officials began addressing a raft of procedural matters before leaders from around the world gather in Scotland's biggest city Monday to lay out their countries' efforts.

30 October, 2021

Stop Climate Change: It’s Now Or Never, Says Frankie The Dinosaur In UNDP Campaign Video

Suchetana Ray

As the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26) begins in Glasgow, UNDP’s #DontChooseExtinction campaign has a dinosaur driving home the urgency of fighting climate change to save humanity

29 October, 2021

Indian Origin Musician Soumik Datta To Make His Directorial Debut At Glasgow COP-26 Summit

Outlook Web Desk

Soumik Datta’s climate action film ‘Songs of the Earth’ will be premiered at the COP-26 Summit in Glasgow.

28 October, 2021

US: Problems Mount At Home As President Joe Biden's Global Summits Line Up

Associated Press (AP)

From Rome to Glasgow, Scotland, US President Joe Biden will juggle to address the world community soon. While back at home, he is struggling with a major legislative package and lingering at a 51% disapproval rating.

23 October, 2021

Major Oil Producer Saudi Arabia Aims To Achieve Net-Zero By 2060

Outlook Web Desk

The announcement only pertains to Saudi Arabia's efforts within its national borders, and does not impact its continued aggressive investment in oil and exporting its fossil fuels to Asia and other regions.


20 October, 2021

Australia Branded Worst Climate Performer Ahead Of UN Summit

Associated Press (AP)

The report of the Climate Council ranked Australia last among 31 wealthy, developed countries on the criteria of emissions reduction performances and pledges.

15 October, 2021

British Queen Shows Discontent With Sluggish Endeavours To Mitigate Climate Crisis

Associated Press (AP)

The queen is due to welcome leaders from around the world to COP26, a United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of the month.

02 September, 2021

China Warns US Envoy John Kerry That Bad Ties Could Set Back Climate Talks

Associated Press (AP)

Relations between Washington and Beijing have been strained by disputes over trade, technology and human rights. But the sides have identified the climate crisis as an area for possible cooperation.

27 August, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II To Attend UN Climate Change Conference

Associated Press (AP)

British official Alok Sharma, president of the COP26 conference, said he is “absolutely delighted” the queen will be at the event, which is due to be held in Glasgow Nov. 1-12.

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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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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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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