By 2030 India will produce 40 per cent of its energy by non fossil fuels, says Modi

Washington: The World Bank announced today a plan to help Africa weather climate shocks that requires USD 16.1 billion in financing through 2020.

What will happen at the Paris climate change conference of parties? This December, as leaders gather at the 21st annual congregation to resolve the global crisis, the world has changed somewhat.

Growing evidence demonstrates that climatic conditions can have a profound impact on the functioning of modern human societies, but effects on economic activity appear inconsistent. Fundamental productive elements of modern economies, such as workers and crops, exhibit highly non-linear responses to local temperature even in wealthy countries. In contrast, aggregate macroeconomic productivity of entire wealthy countries is reported not to respond to temperature, while poor countries respond only linearly.

Over two centuries of economic growth have put undeniable pressure on the ecological systems that underpin human well-being. While it is agreed that these pressures are increasing, views divide on how they may be alleviated. Some suggest technological advances will automatically keep us from transgressing key environmental thresholds; others that policy reform can reconcile economic and ecological goals; while a third school argues that only a fundamental shift in societal values can keep human demands within the Earth’s ecological limits.

The pens slipped easily across the paper, about every eight minutes. At regular intervals, Heads of State entered the innermost sanctum and solemnly signed their names, committing their nations to the Framework Convention on Climate Change. The year, 1992. The place, the landmark United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, known as the “Earth Summit” at Rio de Janeiro.

Climate change could cause 10 times as much damage to the global economy as previously estimated, slashing output as much as 23 per cent by the end of the century, a new research paper from Stanfor

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At the time when India is asking rich nations to look at their lifestyle and excessive consumption pattern to reduce their carbon footprints, an Indian green think tank - the Centre for Science and

The eagerly awaited 'Intended Nationally Determined Contribution' (INDC) from one of the world's biggest emitters has signalled that India is open for business with clear call for climate justice.

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