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Commonwealth seeks common response to climate threat

The devastation of Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean due to the series of hurricanes this year has brought an increasing sense of urgency

Why was the Commonwealth Secretary General at the UN climate summit? “The Commonwealth is very involved in tackling climate change,” answered Patricia Scotland. “We were the first to put climate change on the agenda, in 1989…Read more

Solar alliance brings sunshine to Bonn summit

A multilateral market platform for financial risk mitigation proposed at the Bonn climate summit is expected to create a transformative ecosystem for solar power in tropical countries

Countries with high solar power potential have put their muscle behind a common risk mitigation mechanism that could unlock up to USD 15 billion of investments to add 20 GW…Read More

Extreme heat shaves billions off India’s GDP

Developing nations are demanding a financial mechanism to deal with climate disasters at the global summit in Bonn, even as heat waves start affecting millions of workers in countries like India and China

Jagdish Patra had not being feeling too well since over a month. The 53-year-old worked as a security guard at a large garment store in eastern India’s Bhubaneswar city…Read More

Climate risk perilously high in India

The Global Climate Risk Index 2018 released at the Bonn summit shows that India is alarmingly vulnerable – resulting in many deaths and huge economic losses

A risk index released at the COP23 this week places India as one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change impacts. The South Asian nation ranks sixth among the most…Read More

Little money in sight at climate summit

But lots of talk on how to administer whatever is available

As the first week of the November 6-17 UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany, drew towards a close, the European Union, Switzerland and Canada reiterated their commitment to increase financial help to developing countries to US$100 billion per year by 2020. But right now, the grants…Read More