The European Commission recommended on Tuesday that the EU slash net greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040, an ambitious target that will test political appetite for the region’s fight against climate change ahead of EU elections. While the overall target was within the range recommended by the
The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its World Energy Outlook 2023 shows that there have been improvements in the transition to clean energy system though a lot more needs to be done before 2030 to meet the Paris Climate Summit target of keeping the global increase in
In January 2022, we find ourselves two years into the decisive decade for our climate. It’s the decade in which we need to see unprecedented changes across the globe — you could call it the “great break-up from fossil fuels”.
World Ozone Day is observed on 16 September every year. As the Montreal Protocol to Protect the Ozone Layer, the most successful environmental treaty to date, turns 35 on Ozone Day, countries across the globe commemorated how the Protocol ended one of the biggest threats ever to face humanity as a whole: the depletion of the
Around 1,600 of the trainee doctors in South Korea’s hospitals walked out in protest, even as 6,500 of the doctors and interns gave in their resignation letters. They are protesting the government’s decision to increase the number of students in medical colleges. The government wants
It’s been a tough week for Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy replaced the popular leader of his military, General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, with the current army commander, General Oleksandr Syrskyi. He has watched the flailing in the US Congress over a new tranche of funding for Ukraine.
Catapulted to the helm of the European Commission five years ago, Ursula von der Leyen has come a long way: after a mandate marked by back-to-back crises from Covid to the Ukraine war, she emerged as the voice of the 27-nation EU — and is gunning for a second term. The first female
The Terai Arc Landscape shared by India and Nepal, which is one of the world’s most critical habitats for tigers, is among the seven initiatives as UN World Restoration Flagships from Africa, Latin America, the Mediterranean, and South Asia named by the United Nations Environment