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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.

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.

US, China Trade Taiwan Warnings Ahead Of Biden-Xi Summit

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke to his Chinese counterpart amid rising international concern over Beijing's recent military incursions into Taiwan's air defense zone.

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.

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

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.

11 November, 2021

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

Outlook Web Desk

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

11 November, 2021

China Warns Of Return To Cold War Tensions

Deutsche Welle

Chinese President Xi Jinping said all countries in the Asia-Pacific must work together on joint challenges rather than relapse into a Cold War mentality, as tensions between China and the US grow over Taiwan.

09 November, 2021

COP26 And India: How Digitalization Could Be The Gamechanger

Anil Rawal

The COP26 summit held in Glasgow last week was of critical importance to the human race. Countries reiterated their commitments to the Paris Climate change agreement and many of the countries improved over their previous commitments.

07 November, 2021

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

Outlook Web Desk

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.

06 November, 2021

All You Need To Know About COP 26

Sneha Kanchan

It is that time of the year again when the focus is back on climate change with the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties or COP26 UN Climate Change Conference underway in the UK.

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.


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'.

03 November, 2021

PM Modi meets Nepal PM Deuba in COP26 Climate Summit In Glasgow; Climate Change, Covid-19 Discussed

Outlook Web Desk

On the sidelines of COP26 Climate Summit in Glassgow, PM Narendra Modi met the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba. Bolstering bilateral ties, combating climate change and Covid-19 were discussed.

03 November, 2021

This Year's UN Climate Conference Will Determine Existence Of 'Political Will' To Mitigate Climate Change: Pope Francis

Associated Press (AP)

Relaying his message through a Vatican official, Pope Francis said that this year's UN Climate Summit will determine 'whether there really exists a political will' to mitigate climate change or not.

02 November, 2021

PM Modi Meets Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates In Glasgow

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the side-lines of UN conference on climate change.

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'.


02 November, 2021

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

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.

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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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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