• Industry acquires centre stage at Climate Summit in France
    • Industry acquires centre stage at Climate Summit in France
    • Industry acquires centre stage at Climate Summit in France

      Even though private finance is important, the role of States in addressing climate change cannot be undermined

      READ MORE 13 Dec 2017
    • Saffron production to drop over 90% as Kashmir sees lowest rainfall in 35 years
    • Saffron production to drop over 90% as Kashmir sees lowest rainfall in 35 years
    • Saffron production to drop over 90% as Kashmir sees lowest rainfall in 35 years

      Scarcity of rain and the failures of the National Saffron Mission have left local farmers in a precarious position

      READ MORE 05 Dec 2017
    • What will Brexit mean for the climate? 
    • What will Brexit mean for the climate? 
    • What will Brexit mean for the climate? 

      After Brexit, the UK will have to ratify the Paris Agreement on its own, and produce its individual NDC

      READ MORE 04 Dec 2017
    • Climate negotiations and the invisible hand of carbon chaos
    • Climate negotiations and the invisible hand of carbon chaos
    • Climate negotiations and the invisible hand of carbon chaos

      According to experts, carbon markets only shift responsibility from the polluters to the invisible hands of the market and fail to decrease …

      READ MORE 01 Dec 2017
    • Himachal farmers start growing pomegranate and cabbage, as apple lines recede due to climate change
    • Himachal farmers start growing pomegranate and cabbage, as apple lines recede due to climate change
    • Himachal farmers start growing pomegranate and cabbage, as apple lines recede due to climate change

      The apple growing belt is shifting to higher altitudes and intercropping in apple orchards with vegetable crops as it experiences warmer winters …

      READ MORE 29 Nov 2017
    • After Bonn, 5 things to watch for in the coming year of global climate policy
    • After Bonn, 5 things to watch for in the coming year of global climate policy
    • After Bonn, 5 things to watch for in the coming year of global climate policy

      A look at what actually happened at the recent climate talks, and some pointers for the year ahead

      READ MORE 29 Nov 2017
    • Down To Earth wins prestigious Ozone Awards for best media coverage
    • Down To Earth wins prestigious Ozone Awards for best media coverage
    • Down To Earth wins prestigious Ozone Awards for best media coverage

      The jury chose Down To Earth for its extensive and incisive reportage on ozone spanning over 25 years

      READ MORE 24 Nov 2017
    • A peek into Indian monsoon over 8,000 years
    • A peek into Indian monsoon over 8,000 years
    • A peek into Indian monsoon over 8,000 years

      A team of Indian researchers has recreated a continuous history of the Indian monsoon, providing new insights into forces governing it

      READ MORE 20 Nov 2017
    • Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics
    • Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics
    • Thank you for not driving: Climate change requires anti-smoking tactics

      What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful …

      READ MORE 20 Nov 2017
    • Many small island nations can adapt to climate change with global support
    • Many small island nations can adapt to climate change with global support
    • Many small island nations can adapt to climate change with global support

      Although climate change threatens the world's small island nations, many can adapt and preserve their homes and cultures – especially if …

      READ MORE 20 Nov 2017
    • COP 23 did not accomplish much, but developing nations keep hopes alive
    • COP 23 did not accomplish much, but developing nations keep hopes alive
    • COP 23 did not accomplish much, but developing nations keep hopes alive

      Environmental groups are not happy with the outcome of the negotiations, whose objective was to get clarity on complex operational issues …

      READ MORE 19 Nov 2017
    • COP23 ends; US plays the spoilsport again, says CSE
    • COP23 ends; US plays the spoilsport again, says CSE
    • COP23 ends; US plays the spoilsport again, says CSE

      US continued with its business-as-usual obstructionist agenda in the negotiations and hampered meaningful progress on equity and finance issues

      READ MORE 18 Nov 2017
    • At COP23, consensus emerges on recognising rights of indigenous communities
    • At COP23, consensus emerges on recognising rights of indigenous communities
    • At COP23, consensus emerges on recognising rights of indigenous communities

      A new platform will be made operational to strengthen efforts of indigenous communities towards addressing climate change

      READ MORE 18 Nov 2017
    • Did developing countries miss the trick at Bonn?
    • Did developing countries miss the trick at Bonn?
    • Did developing countries miss the trick at Bonn?

      While going on an overdrive to push pre-2020 climate action, the developing countries have perhaps lost precious time and initiative to focus on …

      READ MORE 17 Nov 2017
    • 15 countries join alliance to phase out coal at COP23
    • 15 countries join alliance to phase out coal at COP23
    • 15 countries join alliance to phase out coal at COP23

      Big users of coal and coal-based energy have not signed up yet 

      READ MORE 17 Nov 2017
    • Of the obvious, the banal and the rerun   
    • Of the obvious, the banal and the rerun   
    • Of the obvious, the banal and the rerun  

      Two Country Statements—by India and the US—emerged on the penultimate day of the ongoing COP23, but neither had anything new to say

      READ MORE 17 Nov 2017
    • Push for gender equality at COP23, Gender Action Plan adopted
    • Push for gender equality at COP23, Gender Action Plan adopted
    • Push for gender equality at COP23, Gender Action Plan adopted

      The plan pushes for gender-responsive climate policy and action, and for equal representation for women at the global climate meet 

      READ MORE 16 Nov 2017
    • Tamil Nadu fisherfolk urge government to prepare for sea level rise
    • Tamil Nadu fisherfolk urge government to prepare for sea level rise
    • Tamil Nadu fisherfolk urge government to prepare for sea level rise

      The upcoming plan for coastal zone management should ensure housing and account for the sea level rise, suggest fisherfolk and environmentalists

      READ MORE 16 Nov 2017
    • India, China lead climate actions, but US inaction will still cause rise in global emissions
    • India, China lead climate actions, but US inaction will still cause rise in global emissions
    • India, China lead climate actions, but US inaction will still cause rise in global emissions

      While China and India have reduced growth of their emissions, some of the other largest emitters will fail to honour their commitments

      READ MORE 15 Nov 2017
    • COP23: Parties arrive at consensus on key decisions on pre-2020 climate actions
    • COP23: Parties arrive at consensus on key decisions on pre-2020 climate actions
    • COP23: Parties arrive at consensus on key decisions on pre-2020 climate actions

      A draft decision on the implementation and ambition of pre-2020 climate actions has emerged

      READ MORE 15 Nov 2017
    • Slow progress on all procedural issues at COP 23
    • Slow progress on all procedural issues at COP 23
    • Slow progress on all procedural issues at COP 23

      Parties have held only preliminary discussions on all issues, which have been captured in informal notes prepared for all agenda items

      READ MORE 14 Nov 2017
    • International Solar Alliance will soon be legal entity, but how will 1,000GW target be met?
    • International Solar Alliance will soon be legal entity, but how will 1,000GW target be met?
    • International Solar Alliance will soon be legal entity, but how will 1,000GW target be met?

      On December 6, the ISA will become a legal entity for mobilising finance to meet global ambitions of energy access and climate action

      READ MORE 14 Nov 2017
    • BASIC nations concerned over gaps in pre-2020 climate actions, urge developed world to take lead
    • BASIC nations concerned over gaps in pre-2020 climate actions, urge developed world to take lead
    • BASIC nations concerned over gaps in pre-2020 climate actions, urge developed world to take lead

      Ministers from BASIC nations urge developed countries to honour their commitments and increase climate finance to at least $100 billion per annum …

      READ MORE 14 Nov 2017
    • Technology push at COP 23: platform to promote low carbon fuels launched
    • Technology push at COP 23: platform to promote low carbon fuels launched
    • Technology push at COP 23: platform to promote low carbon fuels launched

      The below50 initiative hubs was launched in North America, South America and Australia to bring together suppliers and costumers for …

      READ MORE 14 Nov 2017