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

What is Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)?

By Team TA One of the key outcomes of the COP15 UN Conference on Biodiversity in Montreal was that 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. Let’s know what this new framework on biodiversity conversation is all about: What is 30 by 30 goal? The new framework aims to … Continue reading What is Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)?

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

India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070

By Team TA Background On 14 November 2022, India announced its  Long Term-Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS) at the ongoing COP 27. With submitting this strategy document to UNFCCC, India has now joined the group of 57 countries (out of 195) that were mandated to submit the long-term document by 2022 under the UN climate agreements. In accordance with Article 4, paragraph 19, of the Paris … Continue reading India unveils its strategy for net zero goal by 2070

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

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

Ganga and Plastics

#Thread – Ganga and Plastics A new study by Delhi based @toxicslink has revealed that Ganga remains the second most plastic polluted river in the world. 44,500 tonnes of plastic waste is discharged in the river during the monsoon season, says the study. @JambeckResearch Ganga cities are seeing alarming trends with respect to #plasticpollution and this is despite policies like Swachh Bharat Mission, PWM rules … Continue reading Ganga and Plastics

Energy Recap: Reliance to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy | China’s first e-bullet train near Arunachal…and more from this week

By Team Analysis We bring to you the fourth 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 from the week (21 to 27 June). Reliance Industries to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy  The fossil fuel giant Reliance is ready to enter the … Continue reading Energy Recap: Reliance to invest Rs. 75000 cr in clean energy | China’s first e-bullet train near Arunachal…and more from this week