Here are the highlights of the Leaders Summit on Climate, held virtually on April 22 and 23, 2021:
With climate change coming more into focus with every season of record high temperature, growing air pollution, wildfires, and floods, it’s becoming clear that we need drastic actions to mitigate the impacts of climate disasters.
Globally, economies are trying hard to find solutions and each country is assessing its own emissions to understand the graveness of the situation.
India is not far behind, the country has set an ambitious goal of 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030, has created initiatives to develop the electric vehicles market and alternative fuels, and is also strengthening its partnership with other countries of…
New Zealand will become the first country in the world to introduce a law that would make climate reporting by financial institutions compulsory by 2023 if passed.
The proposed law will require financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investment managers, to explain how they would manage climate-related risks and opportunities.
The law applies to all banks with total assets of more than NZ$1 billion (US$700 million) and insurers with more than NZ$1 billion in total assets under management. It is expected around 200 major organizations, and several foreign firms will fall under the purview of this law.
John Kerry landed in New Delhi on April 6 and over the next 2 days, engagement with the following people was ticked.
Along the way, he met members of the US-India Business Council, Amitabh Kanth (CEO of Niti Ayog), Pramod Kumar Mishra (Principal…
Chipko is a Hindi word that means “to stick” or “to embrace” or “to hug”.
We are not discussing hugs during Valentine’s Day, or the hugs with your cute little teddy & soft toys. We are discussing Chipko, the tree-hugging movement.
The story comes from the land of Uttrakhand, a northern Indian state, known for the snow-clad Himalayas, a place of pilgrimage, a tourist paradise, but most importantly for the lush green forests. Pines, cedar, fir, poplar, oaks, and other trees line up on the Himalayan foothills — creating forest cover of more than 60% on the state’s land.
After a successful first-ever top-level QUAD summit, where Australia, India, Japan, and the USA leaders discussed climate change along with other issues.
Joe Biden has called for a virtual summit of 40 major global economies of the world, including China and Russia. The meeting’s primary objective is going to be strengthening the implementation of the Paris agreement and adhering to the commitments made.
The 2-day virtual climate summit is to start on Earth day i.e. April 22. …
Yes, they also did discuss Covid, critical and emerging technologies, the Indo-Pacific, and possibly China, but we will focus this article on climate change.
Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or popularly know as QUAD is an informal strategic group of four countries: the US, India, Australia, and Japan.
After 14 years since its formation, this is the first conclave of the top leaders of the Quadrilateral Alliance.
Though ministers and representatives of the four countries have met sporadically, a meeting between the top leaders was long overdue.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and…
United Nations Environment Programme along with WRAP released the Food Waste Index Report 2021 and glaringly about 17% of total food available to consumers in 2019 was thrown and wasted.
Most of the food that is wasted comes from the household (61%), followed by food service & restaurants (26%) and retail (13%). As per the report, the average per capita food wastage globally is 121 kg.
The report collected data from 54 countries. …
“Jab ghar ki raunak badhani ho, Deewaro ko jab sajana ho” — “Nerolac Nerolac”
“Rango ki duniya main aao, Rangeen sapne sajao” — “Nerolac Nerolac”
An Indian evergreen ad jingle meaning — when you want to increase the brightness in the house, decorate the walls of the house, bring colors to the home — use Nerolac paints. The brand in the advertisement was India’s leading paint manufacturer Nerolac.
The Mumbai-based company would have never thought it would face competition from cows and least of all its poo 💩.
In January 2021, India launched its first eco-friendly paint, named “Khadi Prakritik…
If you are from India, you would recall in the good old days there used to be a hawker who would not sell anything rather would take your old clothes and exchange them with steel utensils, new clothes, or some other knick-knacks.
“Bartan Walaaaaaaaaaa” is the cry to make people notice about his/her arrival. “Bartan” a Hindi word for Utensils and “Wala” means man (“Wali” would mean women).
You can term it as a barter system and Indian homemakers used to have a gala time showcasing their negotiation skills.
At some places, we can still spot them, but…