The factsheet covers all the key points from this important meeting, and highlights the position taken by India and how geopolitics continues to influence our fight against plastic pollution. Continue reading Factsheet: Global Plastics Treaty and India
Our survival requires the widespread adoption of lifestyle models that decouple economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. If we do not address this problem quickly, scientists predict that the consequences for life on Earth will be catastrophic, and irreversibly so in few cases. Continue reading Planetary boundaries point to an existential crisis – What are our alternatives?
We are currently on a precarious path to averting a climate catastrophe. The industrial revolution has caused an average increase of 1.1°C more warming resulting in planetary impact. We must act quickly and drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if we want to prevent hazardous warming of more than 1.5°C. Continue reading Localizing climate action in India
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
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)?
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
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
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
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
Indore’s sixth consecutive top position in Swachh Survekshan – pan India cleanliness competition – holds a lot of lessons our city governments, technical organizations, civil society groups and all those who are engaged in this space of cities & sustainability. Continue reading Three crucial lessons from India’s cleanest city – Indore
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
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!
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
The discussion started with a quick overview of the circular economy and waste management. Swati emphasized that a circular economy is the best way to go forward and ensure that we are keeping our resources intact. Continue reading Twitter Hangouts: Global plastic pollution treaty and what it means for India with Swati Sambyal
In a new research study commissioned by Common Seas, scientists have found traces of plastic particles in human blood. Continue reading Microplastics in Human Blood