New Ganga cruise and the threat to Gangetic dolphins

By Team TA Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13, 2023, flagged off the world’s largest river cruise, MV Ganga Vilas, from Varanasi in UP. The cruise which is set to sail over two major rivers, Ganga and Brahmaputra, will cover 4000 km in 51 days to reach its destination of Dibrugarh in Assam, via Bangladesh. While calling this “a landmark moment” in the history … Continue reading New Ganga cruise and the threat to Gangetic dolphins

COP 15 Biodiversity Summit: Countries adopt landmark Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

By Team TA As the COP15 UN Conference on Biodiversity in Montreal came to an end, around 190 countries adopted the landmark Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework that aims to protect 30% of the Earth’s land and oceans by 2030 (also known as 30 by 30 goal). The agreement at the COP15 UN Biodiversity Summit in Montreal, Canada, came early on Monday morning. Some key points … Continue reading COP 15 Biodiversity Summit: Countries adopt landmark Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

Apart from loss and damage, other key highlights from COP 27

By Team TA As COP 27 winds up, here’s a quick look at some of the major outcomes at COP 27, apart from the much-reported loss and damage discussion. COP27 convened over 45,000 people, including government representatives, observers and civil society.  Launch of the first report of the High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities: The report slammed greenwashing – misleading the … Continue reading Apart from loss and damage, other key highlights from COP 27

COP 27: Mothers come forward to protect children’s right to clean air and healthy environment

A delegation of mothers from Our Kids’ Climate and Parents For Future Global – two networks uniting parents to act on climate – are attending COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh to urge world leaders to put children’s health, rights and futures at the heart of climate discussions and negotiations. The delegation of accomplished grassroots activists from Botswana, Brazil, Ghana, India, South Africa and the UK … Continue reading COP 27: Mothers come forward to protect children’s right to clean air and healthy environment

COP 27 Daily Bulletin

By Team TA This bulletin was updated daily by curating official sources of information for COP 27 designed by UNFCCC and other UN bodies. 19 November (Day 13) Closing plenary to take place today and parties continue to negotiate on the critical issue of loss and damage finance. Landmark deal on loss and damage After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning … Continue reading COP 27 Daily Bulletin

Loss and Damage in International Climate Negotiations

Team TA In 2013 the global community came up with the Warsaw International Mechanism For Loss and Damage. The objective was clear – to address loss and damage caused by climate change to low and middle-income countries, which are affected the most. Loss and Damage is a general term used in UN climate negotiations referring to the consequences of climate change that go beyond people’s … Continue reading Loss and Damage in International Climate Negotiations

Climate change is impacting gender and sexual minorities and we need to talk about it!

By Anushka Pardikar Climate change is universal and all-encompassing, yet, its effects are unequally distributed in a manner that one section of the society is disproportionately affected by repeated occurrences of climate disasters. The gravity of impact is directly proportional to the ability of individuals and communities to respond to climate risks which is in turn dependent upon social identities, and lived reality. It is … Continue reading Climate change is impacting gender and sexual minorities and we need to talk about it!

Fighting heatwave: Learning from Ahmedabad, making cities heat resilient

India is experiencing the hottest month of March in 122 years as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) data. The data also notes that the number of heatwave days are only increasing with time. The country has witnessed a massive jump of 45% in the number of heatwave days between 1981 to 2020. Continue reading Fighting heatwave: Learning from Ahmedabad, making cities heat resilient

Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution

By Rishabh Shrivastava India is the 12th largest source of marine litter & is estimated to become the 5th largest by 2025. Water bodies are facing an enormous crisis of plastic pollution. On my recent visit to Goa, I document some of the most heart-wrenching photos of how plastic waste continues to pollute our seas. It is estimated that almost 80% of marine plastic waste is … Continue reading Photo Essay: From footwear to guthka pouches, saving our seas from plastic pollution

Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report

By Padmini Subhashree The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has captured almost the whole of global media attention over the past few days.  And while it is unfortunate to be living in such times as to witness a massive military and humanitarian crisis unfold, it is further disappointing to read the recent report on climate change that warns about the creation of an irreversible … Continue reading Code Red: Decoding the latest IPCC climate risk report

Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?

Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved? There has been a long-standing deadlock on these rules between the countries since the Paris Agreement. Article 6 of the Paris climate agreement allows countries to work across borders to meet their climate goals. The agreement has expressed “deep regrets” over the failure of the developed countries to deliver on their $100 billion promise. … Continue reading Trying to make sense of what did the Glasgow summit achieved?

Energy Recap: India hails milestone for its renewables capacity | UN climate report says it’s code red for humanity | Tamil Nadu cuts petrol price by Rs 3/l and more

By Team Analysis We bring to you the eleventh edition of Energy Recap, an editorial newsletter by TA to track and report on major policy developments in India’s energy sector. Here are some of the key energy highlights for this week (9 – 15 Aug 2021). At 100 GW, India hails milestone for its renewables capacity India’s total installed renewable energy capacity (excluding large hydro) crosses … Continue reading Energy Recap: India hails milestone for its renewables capacity | UN climate report says it’s code red for humanity | Tamil Nadu cuts petrol price by Rs 3/l and more

There is no PLANET B

In this whole month of July, we witnessed some really scary and extreme weather events – cloud bursts in the Indian Himalayas, devastating floods in China, raging wildfires in Turkey and more. There can be no stronger & better sign of climate change crisis than this. Scientific literature establishes a strong link between these extreme weather events and climate change. Are we still going to … Continue reading There is no PLANET B