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Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal

New from UNFCCC - 19. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: AP - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the historic Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal from it and shared her goal to "bring down walls" between countries, not build them.

Sweden Passes Ambitious Climate Law to Be Carbon Neutral by 2045

New from UNFCCC - 19. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Pacific Standard - Sweden passed a new Climate Act on Thursday, legally binding the country to reach net-zero emissions by the year 2045

Carbon capture needed in climate change fight, IEA says

New from UNFCCC - 19. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Carbon capture and storage is gradually gaining government attention after being overtaken by investment in wind and solar energy, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) saying the technology will be crucial to limiting global warming.

Sovereign investors tweak portfolios for environmental risk

New from UNFCCC - 19. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Some sovereign investors are reducing their exposure to fossil fuels or seeking clean alternatives to protect their portfolios from rising environmental risk.

Interview: We've restored 850k hectares of degraded forests by involving communities

New from UNFCCC - 19. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: The Star - Kenya’s natural resources play a critical role in not only helping Kenya achieve her goals but also in meeting some of the international protocols and obligations. Environment PS Margaret Mwakima outlines to the Star the steps her ministry is taking to make natural resources sustainable.

Climate change thwarts Canadian climate change study

New from UNFCCC - 19. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: CTV - A $17-million research expedition to study the impact of climate change in Canada’s Arctic was halted off the coast of Newfoundland, and ultimately cancelled earlier this month, when an icebreaker carrying the 40 scientists was diverted to break up hazardous sea ice that floated south, due in part to climate change.

Dignity, independence, insurance

News from India - 19. June 2017 - 14:00
Insurance can provide the kind of financial independence, the absence of which often leads to depending on others for care

Linkages Update - Issue #268 - 19 June 2017

News from IISD - 19. June 2017 - 14:00
Latest news, information and analysis on international environment and sustainable development negotiations and policy making.

Desperate roll of the dice on India’s distressed dozen

News from India - 19. June 2017 - 11:53
If the first batch of 12 troubled debtors stalls the judicial process, there’ll be a question over the remaining $150 billion of stressed assets

Reward Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win by ending the country’s isolation

News from India - 19. June 2017 - 9:40
In the wake of Pakistan’s magnificent Champions Trophy 2017 win, it’s time to junk the unfair and hypocritical sanction against the country in terms of hosting cricketing events

Little reason to fear Amazon’s monopoly with Whole Foods deal

News from India - 19. June 2017 - 7:43
The argument that Amazon already has a monopoly on a market that is far from its peak is one that is not quite ripe

Revamping the state

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 21:16
The government has begun reviewing records of about 67,000 employees, including IAS and IPS officers, with the intention of identifying non-performers and corrupt officials

Indian Muslims don’t need a certificate from terrorists

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 20:19
Young Indian Muslims have demonstrated that they don’t need a certificate from hollow and two-faced terrorists

How penalties for cash transactions would apply

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 20:16
The Rs2 lakh limit for cash transactions, after which a penalty may apply, can be calculated in different ways depending on the situation 

Fuel price revisions: Burying the administered price mechanism ghost

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 20:11
The implementation of daily revision of petrol and diesel prices marks the culmination of a very significant piece of economic reform—administered price mechanism

The new phase of RBI-finance ministry conflict

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 20:04
The finance ministry summoning members of RBI’s MPC for a meeting is the latest provocation for the speculation on the RBI-finance ministry relationship

The suburban gated communities of Pakistan

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 19:32
Planning policies and development guidelines have meekly favoured this consumption-based suburbia

Narendra Modi goes to Washington, again

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 19:32
While Modi’s Washington visit has been billed as a “no-frills” summit and both sides are downplaying expectation, the outcome is likely to be substantive

Sri Lanka’s FDI opportunity

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 19:31
The island country needs to translate the success of attracting commercial debt into higher FDI inflows

Countering extremism in Bangladesh

News from India - 18. June 2017 - 19:30
Creating a ‘whole of government and whole of society approach’ is the need of the hour


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