Widespread monsoon flooding in India and Bangladesh displaced several million people (Photo by Alamy)

Covid-19, climate extremes combine to hammer millions

Extreme weather events amid the coronavirus pandemic have harmed millions of people worldwide and hampered recovery of vulnerable communities

A coal-fired power plant in China (Photo by Alamy)

China pledges carbon neutrality by 2060

Experts react to President Xi Jinping’s statement that China will ratchet up its climate ambition by achieving peak emissions before 2030 and striving for carbon neutrality by 2060

India has a long way to go before it becomes self-reliant on solar equipment production (Photo by Alamy)

India seeks self-reliance in solar equipment manufacturing

Even as India boosts solar power capacity, the country needs to take further policy action to scale up competitive solar equipment manufacturing

Lake Imja near Mount Everest in the Himalaya is a glacier lake that has grown to three times its length since 1990 (Photo by Planetary Science Institute/Jeffrey S. Kargel)

Global warming leads to dramatic growth of glacial lakes

In the largest-ever study of glacial lakes, researchers have found that the volume of water in these lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990

Bridges made of living roots in the biodiversity hotspots of northeast India are good examples of nature-friendly traditions (Photo by Alamy)

Nature in freefall as world misses 2020 biodiversity goals

The planet is losing biodiversity at an unprecedented rate, posing grave danger to human health and prosperity, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity warned in its flagship report

Reports

India Solar Rooftop Map 2017

The latest edition of the report shows that India added 678 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the financial year ended March 31, growing at 81% year-on-year and reaching a total installed capacity of 1.4 GW. Strong market fundamentals including falling costs and improving debt financing mean that the segment will continue its strong growth trajectory…Read more

Brown to Green: the G20 Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

G20 countries have stepped up green finance, but their investment in fossil fuels remains so high that the well below 2 degree warming limits set in the Paris Agreement will be missed by a wide margin, says the 2017 report. This third edition of the annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the G20 countries on how they are doing on the journey to transition to a low-carbon economy. It assesses the main trends for the G20 in emissions, climate policy performance, finance and decarbonisation…Read more

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Events

18-21 June: Adaptation Futures 2018

Venue: Cape Town, South Africa  Organiser: Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)

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