The recently released Deloitte’s 2023 CxO Sustainability report shows that tackling the impact of climate change is a top priority for top Indian company executives (CxOs), who have ranked it higher than economic outlook. At least 57% of the Indian CxOs said climate change is among the top three priorities, compared to 42%
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) started keeping weather records in 1901. Since then, as an IMD press release on the Climate of India 2022 stated, the year 2022 has been the fifth warmest for India. The annual mean land surface air temperature averaged over India during 2022 was +0.510C above the long-term average
The Government of India recently announced a $2.3 billion plan to promote “green hydrogen” - hydrogen produced with renewable energy - which experts have said could be the clean fuel of the future. A government press release said that the National Green Hydrogen Mission will support the production, use and exports of green
Tar balls are the little, dark-coloured pieces of oil that can sometimes stick to your feet when you go to the beach. According to a Mongabay-India report, right after the monsoon spell, the coastlines of India’s western states, from Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa to Karnataka, are lined with dark, sticky balls. These are tar balls, a “seasonal
A Natural Resources Defence Council (NDRC) press release has highlighted new research, among the first to quantify the city-level benefits of climate action in India, shows that assertive adaptation measures and clean energy deployment in Ahmedabad could reduce air pollution, save energy, and avoid more than 1,400 premature deaths
The 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) brought together governments from around the world. Participants were expected to set out new goals and develop an action plan for nature over the next decade. The conference was held in Montréal, Quebec, the seat of the UNCBD
A recent World Bank report, ‘Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector’ warns that severe heat waves, responsible for thousands of deaths across India over the last few decades, are increasing with alarming frequency. Soon the country could become one of the first places in the world to experience heat waves that break
A recent study has shown that as many as 10 invasive alien species, out of the 330 that are known to be invasive in India, have cost the economy $127.3 billion in the last 60 years, according to report by Mongabay-India. The study points to glaring knowledge gaps in costs incurred by these species to the Indian economy.
India’s Purnima Devi Barman, an Assam-based wildlife biologist, is one of the five ‘Champions of the Earth’ for this year, as announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The other honourees include Arcenciel (Lebanon); Constantino (Tino) Aucca Chutas (Peru); Sir Partha Dasgupta of the United Kingdom and Cecile
India is a partner of the Mangrove Alliance for Climate (MAC) that was launched on 8 November 2022 at the 27th Session of Conference of Parties (COP27). Speaking on the occasion, Indian Union Minister for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav said that India is home to one of the world’s largest remaining areas
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