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Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: IBNS - Speaking on Thursday at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.

UN urges countries to remain committed to Paris climate deal

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Nation - Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for governments and business, senior United Nations officials said Thursday.

Al Gore: Congressional Republicans could help defeat Donald Trump's anti-environmentalist agenda

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: The Independent - A group of Republicans in the US Congress are about to commit to taking action on global warming with only “a few more” needed to create a working majority on the issue, Al Gore has said.

Global Warming: Climate Scientists Propose 'Carbon Law' To Achieve Zero Emissions By 2050

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: International Business Times - The long-term, and what many say is somewhat unrealistic, goal of the Paris climate agreement ratified last year is to achieve zero global greenhouse gas emissions latest by 2080. Doing so, climate scientists argue, is a crucial prerequisite to limiting the rise in global temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels.

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: AFP - For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.

President Trump may ‘decide not to pull the US out of Paris agreement’

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: CNBC - President Donald Trump may yet decide not to pull the U.S. out of the Paris agreement, the international accord to reduce the impact of climate change, according to Al Gore, the former U.S. Vice President.

Faced with ‘clear science, real threats,’ countries must remain committed to Paris climate deal – UN

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: UN News Centre - Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for Governments and business, senior United Nations officials said today.

There's about to be a solar 'boom' in India and companies are lining up to profit

New from UNFCCC - 24. March 2017 - 15:54
Source: Business Insider - India is betting big on renewable energy and solar companies are taking notice.

ISO steps up action for World Water Day

News from ISO - 24. March 2017 - 12:04
Water is life. But when water is unsafe and sanitation non-existent, water can kill. For millions of people, it’s a daily reality. Today is World Water Day – a day about making a difference for people...

Rights of rivers, hard to enforce

News from India - 24. March 2017 - 11:21
The Uttarakhand high court granting Ganga and Yamuna legal rights is not the first such instance, but it certainly is extremely rare and puts the state on a pretty much uncharted course

Zinc is manna from heaven for Vedanta’s Anil Agarwal

News from India - 24. March 2017 - 10:29
Hindustan Zinc, in which Anil Agarwal picked up a controlling stake 15 years ago from the Indian govt, announced a whopping $2.1 billion dividend on Thursday

The Thun Group’s artful dodge

News from India - 24. March 2017 - 9:25
The Thun Group has spun a web of convoluted logic to distance the industry from potential human rights liabilities arising out of corporate and project financing

Governors in Indian states: A colonial imprint

News from India - 24. March 2017 - 8:54
The Constitution is eerily silent on the manner of appointment of chief ministers by the governor when there is no clear majority by any of the contesting political parties

Investment banking in Asia no home run for Wall Street

News from India - 24. March 2017 - 4:12
US financial institutions are replacing their EU counterparts positions in Asia, but their reign depends on how long fixed income, currencies and commodities business remains robust

Limerick: On anti-Romeo squads

News from India - 23. March 2017 - 20:52
Bibek Debroy’s Mint Metric on Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s anti-Romeo squads

Parenting redefined

News from India - 23. March 2017 - 20:32
Is it really possible to create champions by aggressive parenting?

Knowhow: the ignored factor of production

News from India - 23. March 2017 - 20:08
Countries like Venezuela and South Africa failed to make their redistributive policies work is because they ignored the role knowhow plays in any successful enterprise

Making the case for India’s naval build-up

News from India - 23. March 2017 - 20:02
Critics of the aircraft carrier fail to appreciate the political objectives that maritime power is meant to further

Seven at one brew

News from India - 23. March 2017 - 19:57
Astronomers have found a star that has seven planets orbiting it, three of which are in the star’s “habitable zone”

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