Believe it or not, Kolkata's energy efficiency has doubled since the turn of the century and is projected to increase by two times in the next 12 years.

Internal briefing paper accessed by The Hindu shows U.S. wants to promote its tech firms

In an internal briefing paper prepared for its diplomats across the world before the Warsaw climate negotiations, which The Hindu accessed, the U.S. has opposed the setting up of a separate mechanism on ‘loss and damage’. It has also pushed primarily for the role of private investments and finance to enable the poor countries to adapt to climate change.

Poland, the hosts for the U.N.

A ministerial dialogue will be held at the summit to devise a strategy that will ensure funding from private and public sources for tackling climate change

An effort to provide developing countries with funds to tackle climate change and its adverse impacts will be on top of the agenda at the UN-sponsored climate change meet in Warsaw.

LONDON: India is among the "extreme risk" countries of the world where economic impacts of climate change will be most keenly felt by 2025, according to new research released on Wedesday.

California governor Jerry Brown said on Thursday he plans to sign an agreement to formally align the state's climate and clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washington state and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Brown will host the governors of the northwestern states and British Columbia's environment minister in San Francisco on Monday to announce the partnership and details of an agreement aligning their climate strategies.

Unless there is either a major slowdown in economic growth, or strong steps to curb CO2 emissions sharply, we can expect continued accumulations of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere – and the resulting global warming with all its consequences says William Nordhaus in this new book published by Yale University Press.

This regional study includes the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Mongolia and examines how strategies for adapting to climate change up to 2050 can be combined with measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in East Asia.

Policy on climate change should highlight economic and security cost of missed targets

India is doing poorly on the energy front in a way which is not commonly realised. The popular narrative is that it is misleading to look at the energy consumption and emissions of a country without taking into consideration its size (population) and per capita incomes. Hence India may be one of the largest polluters in the world but in terms of per capita energy consumption, income and emissions, it is way down in the global league table.

International treaties, environment, science and business interests converge on the use and replacement of refrigerant gases.

The issue of refrigerant gases is covered by two international agreements Montreal Protocol (MP) and the UN Framework Contention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The MP is meant to reduce or do away with gases that cause a hole in the ozone layer that envelopes the Earth — mostly refrigerant gases and solvents. The UNFCCC is meant to bring down emissions of greenhouse gases that warm up the planet.

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