It is time to accept that we are beginning to see the impact of climate change in the form of increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, and this would get worse with rising temperature. The trend of extreme weather events in the last 118 years suggests that the definition of 'normal' is changing.

Out of 250 largest emitters, India's state-owned company 'Coal India' topped the list with largest GHG emission- 2076.2 million tonnes. Besides Coal India, three other Indian companies are among 100 global businesses with the highest carbon footprint.

India's bus sector is certainly underperforming. The country does not have enough buses to run on their routes and cater to their citizens, leaving them at the mercy of private vehicles. Even as governments push for improving public transport ridership, the country’s transport infrastructure sees a continuous decline.

With every passing day, climate change is making its presence felt; sometimes by affecting new regions, and sometimes by demonstrating its raging power. Yet, it remains an elephant in the room with climate change deniers staying away from meaningful discussions on the most pressing issue of the 21st century.

By 2050, our oceans will be holding more litter than fish and an estimated 99 per cent of all seabirds will have ingested plastic. Are countries serious about tackling the plastic menace? How far have they succeeded?

Today's over-60 population is the fastest growing group. Currently, there are around 962 million people aged 60 or over, representing 12.3 per cent of the global population. By 2050, this will increase to 2.1 billion or 21.5 per cent of the global population. But are we taking care of them?

Between 2014 and 2050, India is projected to add 404 million urban dwellers and the number of rural residents is expected to decline by 52 million.

They are young and restless to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability. These locally led green start-ups across Africa are not just promising but also innovative in their approach.

Annual mean temperature in India has rapidly increased since 1995. At this rate of increase, it will breach the 1.5°C mark within the next two decades.

In three out of four seasons, temperature in India has increased by more than 1.5 °C since the beginning of 20th century.