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China and India miss UN deadline to update targets

Today 11:30am - China and India, among the world's worst offenders for emissions, have failed to submit updated target proposals to curb the release of carbon dioxide.

Climate change threatens pomegranates in their land of origin

Wednesday - Climate change is threatening to end Afghanistan's 'historical cradle' of world pomegranate production.

India urges rich countries to slash per capita emissions

26 Jul 21 - India has urged the G20 countries to bring down per capita emissions to the global average by 2030 in view of the “fast-depleting available carbon space”.

Bangladesh ditches coal-fired power plant plans

2 Jul 21 - Bangladesh has cancelled plans to build 10 coal-fired power plants, a government official said on Monday, amid rising costs for the fuel and increasing calls from activists to base more of the nation's power on renewable energy.

5000 burgers a day produced at world's first cultured-meat plant

28 Jun 21 - The world’s first industrial cultured meat facility has opened in the city of Rehovot, Israel.

US cuts Cambodian aid over climate concerns

18 Jun 21 - The United States is ending a Cambodian aid programme aimed at protecting one of its biggest wildlife sanctuaries, citing worsening deforestation and harassment of those who speak out about destruction of natural resources.

Singapore launches new carbon marketplace for nature conservancy projects

17 Jun 21 - Singapore is launching a carbon trading marketplace focused on nature conservancy projects, a move that could protect at-risk tropical forests in the region while unlocking a ready source of carbon credits for businesses.


'No time to waste' warns Japan climate activist

Kimiko Hirata

17 Jun 21 - Kimiko Hirata has spent nearly half her life fighting to wean Japan off its dependence on coal, and now isn't the time to slow down, the award-winning activist warns.

Switzerland to offset in Thailand

16 Jun 21 - Switzerland has agreed in principle to offset part of its carbon emissions reduction target by supporting green projects in Thailand.

Kyrgyzstan aims to increase meat production and cut emissions

15 Jun 21 - Kyrgyzstan has plans to increase meat production by 4 per cent while cutting GHG emissions by 17 per cent.

Traditional Indian housing well suited to climate change

14 Jun 21 - Traditional Indian housing is more suitable to climate change than its modern replacements, a new study has found.

Climate change could cost India 10% of GDP by century's end

10 Jun 21 - India may lose anywhere around 3 to 10 per cent of its GDP annually by 2100 and its poverty rate may rise by 3.5 per cent in 2040 due to climate change, according to a new report.

Carbon tax planned for Indonesia

9 Jun 21 - The Indonesian government is working on amending the country's tax law, which will include a new carbon tax scheme aimed at increasing state revenue from several industries.

Climate change contributes to food wastage

3 Jun 21 - Climate Change is contributing to the five to six per cent of food wasted in New Zealand and Australia and the 20 to 21 per cent wasted in central and southern Asia, according to the Food and...

Melting Himalayas point to problems worldwide

3 Jun 21 - In April, mountaineers began tackling Everest for the first time since the pandemic began, but climate change in the Himalayas and other mountain ranges around the globe is making climbing more...

Seoul climate summit kicks off with call for cleaner planet

31 May 21 - A virtual climate summit got underway in South Korea on Sunday with pledges to play a bigger role in the drive towards a greener global economy.

Singapore to launch global carbon exchange

24 May 21 - A new Singapore-based global exchange for high-quality carbon credits will be launched by the end of the year.

Indonesian president slammed for ‘wait-and-see’ approach on climate

21 May 21 - Experts have criticized Indonesian President Joko Widodo for not announcing a more ambitious climate target at last month’s leaders’ summit.

Asia’s cities are worst hit in warming world

18 May 21 - Climate change, water shortage and pollution are worst for Asia’s cities, researchers say. The rest of us have a lucky escape.


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