Smoke and haze continue to shroud most of India

Air quality over most of India remains very poor as satellite images from NASA show smoke from farm stubble burning and industrial pollution is still trapped in the lower atmosphere

Major greenhouse gas emitting countries are showing improvement, but not fast enough (Photo by Benita Welter)

World at climate crossroads, India improves performance

Many high greenhouse gas emitting countries, including India and China, have reduced emissions intensity, but governments need to take stronger action to restrain global warming

The home of Shumona (right) in Bangladesh has been destroyed by storms four times in the past five years (Photo by Mahmod/ActionAid)

No money for climate loss and damage

Even six years after the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage was established, there is little hope for getting funding for climate disasters

India has made rapid strides in installing solar power in the country (Photo by Pixabay)

India looks to expand International Solar Alliance

India has called upon sunshine-abundant nations to join the International Solar Alliance in larger numbers to hasten the global energy transition from fossil fuels

Negotiations at the Madrid climate summit have not yet yielded any conclusive results (Photo by Soumya Sarkar)

India offers compromises but no climate breakthrough likely

The Paris climate pact will come into effect on January 1, but probably without an agreement on starting a new market to trade greenhouse gas emissions

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

Policymaking

Major Indian states could declare no new coal

Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Karnataka are poised to meet their energy requirements from renewable and non-coal sources, following in the footsteps of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh

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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