CANSA in the News

Islamabad needs urban climate resilient infrastructure to sustain livable status: Experts
Associated Press of Pakistan (Digital) | 29th March 2024

ISLAMABAD: The experts at a seminar on Friday underlined that amid growing population and climate-induced disaster risks it has become imperative for the federal capital to maintain a climate resilient infrastructure to sustain as a livable metropolis….     

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Desperate Thirst: Climate change and recurrent water crisis plaguing West Bengal’s Purulia district in India
Forbes India | 24th March 2024

In the heart of West Bengal’s Purulia district in India, recurrent droughts, soaring temperatures, and erratic rainfall cripple agriculture and livelihoods. With each year, the situation worsens, pushing communities to despair in a relentless battle against nature’s whims….     

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Dubai Disappoints | COP28 fails to make history
Deccan Herald | 14th December 2023

COP28 threw equity and justice out of the window, giving wealthy countries and countries of the Global South the same targets and timelines, without any means of implementation, additional climate finance, and resources to the latter to enable the energy transition….     

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COP28 offers climate action a lifeline but no finish line
The Third Pole | 14th December 2023

For the first time, countries have agreed to transition away from fossil fuels to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis. The deal made at this year’s United Nations climate change summit, COP28, calls for countries to shift their energy systems in a just and orderly way, but includes loopholes that could affect emissions reductions….     

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CoP-28: At UN climate summit, nations agree to ‘transition away from fossil fuels’
The Telegraph India | 14th December 2023

Nearly 200 countries on Wednesday clinched a deal that called for a “transition away from fossil fuels”, the primary reason for the planet’s climate crisis, at the UN climate summit here, a development described as “landmark” by negotiators but criticised by several activists for its lack of clarity…     

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Fossil fuels’ death-knell sounded at COP28 held in oil-rich UAE; Al Jaber takes credit for keeping 1.5ºC target alive
DownToEarth | 13th December 2023

The 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at Dubai came to an end on December 13, a day after its scheduled closure, with an all-agreed conclusion that several experts termed as ‘far too weak’ compared to what the science mandates to save the world and humanity…     

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Option in Global Stocktake draft opens possibility of including India, China in list of historical emitters of greenhouse gases
DownToEarth | 10th December 2023

The last draft of the Global Stocktake text has effectively proposed including India and China in the list of countries with historical responsibility for creating significant emissions. The draft was released at 3.30 pm on December 8, 2023 at the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28)….     

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COP28: Kolkata, 100 km from the Sundarbans, demands loss and damage fund support in Dubai
DownToEarth | 10th December 2023

Kolkata’s climate vulnerability came into focus alongside the demand for loss and damage funding for its climate-impacted urban poor during a meeting of south Asian cities held at the ongoing 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai, United Arab Emirates….     

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Developed countries need to deepen emissions cuts to meet global climate goals, say experts
Mongabay | 10th December 2023

The richest developed countries reduced their emissions by less than 9% over the last two decades, the latest data from their national greenhouse gas inventories, published by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, shows….     

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Kolkata flagged at ongoing global climate summit COP28
The Telegraph India (My Kolkata) | 09th December 2023

The city’s climate vulnerability came into focus alongside a demand for loss and damage funding for climate impact on its urban poor at a meeting of South Asian cities at the ongoing global climate summit COP28 in Dubai last week…     

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