By MK Bhadrakumar* Greta Thurnberg, the famous Swedish climate change activist, summed up that the deal reached at COP26 at Glasgow on Saturday was “very, very vague” with several loopholes. She told the media in Glasgow that the pact only “succeeded in watering down the blah, blah, blah.” “There is still no guarantee that we … Continue reading Glasgow failed to support developing economies’ gradual switchover to renewable energy
By Gopal Krishna* Some 24 members of the Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDC) and 55 countries of the African Group (AG) comprising 54℅+17℅=71 ℅ of world population have been excluded from unjust 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This situation creates a compelling logic for adoption of … Continue reading Climate crisis cries for third commitment period of Kyoto Protocol and regulation of TNCs
By Shankar Sharma* A research paper published in Nature Energy website Reframing incentives for climate policy action has argued that about half of the world's fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in the ongoing scenario of net zero transition. When we objectively consider various problems associated with fossil fuel usage, it is not … Continue reading What is behind IPCC warning that capitalism Is unsustainable
By Arjun Kumar* India has not been able to fare well in the field of sanitation, leading to a colossal creation of abundant waste. Fifty to sixty percent of the waste generated is still dumped into landfill sites. The level of lithium that is created due to this dumping is very great. There is also … Continue reading Safe sanitation for all: In India the number of waste to energy plants are almost nil
By Himanshu Thakkar* The October 2021 flood disasters in two ends of India, in Kerala and Uttarakhand have a lot common. Both happened after the end of normal dates of South West Monsoon 2021. In both cases it is repeat of earlier such disasters in respective states. In both cases, there were reports by expert … Continue reading Kerala, Uttarakhand floods in October 2021: Did forewarnings help?
By Mansee Bal Bhargava1 There are currently more than 300 plus international transboundary water conflicts between the sovereign borders and if cumulated and accounted for, there are thousands of inter-state and inter-district transboundary water conflicts within nation states. The hydro-diplomacy in those conflicts is pretty much between the national and state/district governments respectively. Besides this, … Continue reading Jal Satyagraha, Matri Sadan and a way forward to water justice
49% of the companies on the 2021 GCEL still developing new coal assets. Less than 5% of companies on the list have announced a coal exit date, says BankTrack report: Three weeks before the start of the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Urgewald and 40 partner NGOs have released the 2021 update of the “Global … Continue reading NGOs release the 2021 Global Coal Exit List: 1000 companies driving the world towards climate chaos