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Countries move closer to an agreement to further curb greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol

News from UNEP - 26. July 2016 - 16:00
Governments set the stage for a possible agreement to reduce potent greenhouse gases under the Montreal Protocol. An amendment on reducing HFCs would be a significant step towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

A world map of subsidies for renewable energy and fossil fuels

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: Financial Times - The extent to which fossil fuels and renewable energy sources enjoy public support through subsidy has become a highly charged subject in continuing discussions about how to curb climate change.

Weather disasters raise conflict risk in multi-ethnic nations: study

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - Multi-ethnic nations are vulnerable to armed conflicts after weather disasters such as heatwaves and droughts in a trend that could worsen with global warming, scientists said on Monday.

Duterte: addressing climate change is ‘top priority’ for Philippines

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: Climate Home - Addressing the nation, Duterte softens position on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but insists industrialization comes first

Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: IPS - No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now about their central, critical role in combating climate change.

China's coal peak hailed as turning point in climate change battle

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: Guardian - The global battle against climate change has passed a historic turning point with China’s huge coal burning finally having peaked, according to senior economists.

Sri Lanka prime minister: Mangroves curb climate threat

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: BBC - Sri Lanka's prime minister has said mangroves' ability to swiftly absorb carbon make the forests vital in the fight against climate change.

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: BBC - The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi.

Mumbai, far interiors to bear brunt of climate change

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: Times of India - Maharashtra, including Mumbai, is set to get significantly warmer and wetter in the next few decades, according to projections by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), which could have profound implications for crop growth, water resources, and disease.

EPA clears path to regulate carbon emissions from U.S. aircraft

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday paved the way for new curbs on emissions from passenger jets by ruling that greenhouse gases from airplanes endanger public health.

Clean Development Mechanism Model for Climate Action on the Ground

New from UNFCCC - 26. July 2016 - 15:59
Source: UNFCCC - As countries strive to increase action on the ground to address climate change, they can draw on the success of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), said the United Nations’ top climate change official, Patricia Espinosa.

Banking stress: Government needs to move faster

News from India - 26. July 2016 - 13:56
The movement in the clean-up sequence, i.e. equity infusions to protect capital levels of banks and rapid resolution of stressed assets, is still to gain momentum

Can we stop ageing and live forever?

News from India - 26. July 2016 - 12:04
From Google co-founder Sergey Brin to Microsoft Corp’s Paul Allen, many are investing in anti-ageing research

If Yahoo dead, then Google alive

News from India - 26. July 2016 - 8:58
Like Yahoo, it is best to let the laggards of corporate India die, so that new winners can emerge

ENB Report | Resumed 37OEWG | 38OEWG | ExMOP 3 | 15-23 Jul 2016 | Vienna, AT | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 26. July 2016 - 8:23
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has produced a summary and analysis report from the Resumed Session of the 37th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG 37) of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, OEWG 38 and the 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, which took place respectively from 15 to 16 July, 18 to 21 July and from 22 to 23 July 2016, from the Vienna International Centre (VIC), Vienna, Austria

A brutal majoritarianism in Kashmir and elsewhere

News from India - 26. July 2016 - 5:43
The upsurge of anti-Kashmiri hatred in India reveal that the impulse to identify, ostracize and eliminate various supposed enemies is increasingly licensed everywhere by popular sentiment

How ITC got its act together

News from India - 26. July 2016 - 0:12
The story of ITC’s transformation is one of turning a proverbial threat into an opportunity

Economic reforms: A retrospective view

News from India - 25. July 2016 - 21:15
Central message from anniversary celebrations is that the reforms did well in many fields, but not as well as might have been hoped in some important areas

The end of an era

News from India - 25. July 2016 - 20:55
The Verizon Yahoo deal signals the end of Yahoo as an independent company, and the end of an internet era

Tales of a modern-day Chanakya—P.V. Narasimha Rao

News from India - 25. July 2016 - 20:52
Narasimha Rao’s mind holds complex insights on leadership most of us would never have imagined


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