CAN South Asia in the News

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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Global reports raise climate concern for vulnerable population of Sunderbans
The Telegraph India (My Kolkata) |  07th December 2023
Reports released on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Climate Change Summit (COP28), Dubai, have predicted that global carbon emission from fossil fuel and temperature rise will cross the levels predicted last year. Experts have pointed out that such unabated emission will impact vulnerable regions around the world, including the Sunderbans….      
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‘Michaung is clear signature of climate change’
TheNewIndianExpress |  05th December 2023
As climate-change talks take centre stage in Dubai, Chennai, lying nearly 3,000 km away, has gone under water as the slow-moving severe cyclonic storm Michaung dumps record rains over the region, triggering severe flooding…      
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Coal concern has prohibited India from signing global pledge on renewables and energy at COP28
DownToEarth |  04 December 2023
Concern about mounting pressure to phase out coal any time soon has mainly prevented India from signing the global pledge on renewable energy and energy efficiency on December 2 at the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change…      
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Wealth belongs to individual, resources to society: Dr Suleri
International The News |  25 November 2023
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Executive Director Abid Qaiyum Suleri has said we need to promote the slogan that wealth belongs to an individual, but resources belong to the society and the concept of sustainable production and sustainable consumption is to promote social justice…      
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Call for sustainable production to promote social justice
Tribune |  24 November 2023
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) Executive Director Abid Qaiyum Suleri has said we need to promote the slogan that wealth belongs to an individual, but resources belong to the society and the concept of sustainable production and sustainable consumption is to promote social justice…      
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Reactions as UN Releases 2023 Adaptation Gap Report
Enviro News Nigeria |  02nd November 2023
Despite the clear signs of accelerating climate risks and impacts worldwide, the adaptation finance gap is widening and now stands at between $194 billion and $366 billion per year…      
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Rich countries need to ‘step up’ funding for adaptation as climate risks grow, warns UN report
euronews.green |  02nd November 2023
Global efforts to adapt to a heating world are falling dangerously short, according to the UN. The gulf between the money needed by poorer countries to adapt to climate change and what they are receiving from richer nations is wider than ever…      
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Civil society network hails Guterres’ visit to Nepal
myRepublic |  31st October 2023
KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Civil Society organizations have hailed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ visit to Nepal saying that it marked a significant step in fortifying global cooperation in addressing the pressing issues faced by the world’s most vulnerable nations…      
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Obituary: Saleemul Huq, climate voice of the Global South
DownToEarth |  29th October 2023
His sudden demise, a month ahead of COP28 in Dubai, is a great loss to the global climate movement. It was in 2013 that I first met Saleemul Huq, climate scientist, activist and advisor to least developed countries. I still remember our meeting. For it was unique….      
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Mobile tableau near top pujas spreads awareness about climate change
The Telegraph India (My Kolkata) |  27th October 2023
Puja and paribesh (environment) emerged as perfect partners this Durga Puja with a specially designed tableaux set up near popular pandals to showcase green concerns, including climate change, and possible solutions drawing large crowds….      
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India’s climate discourse needs local narratives
qrius.com |  3rd October 2023
The language and expressions shaping the climate change conversation often don’t resonate with the realities of the most affected communities. This needs to change…      
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‘It is high time India has a law that recognises climate migrants’
DownToEarth |  1st October 2023
On December 9, 2022, Member of Parliament Pardyut Bordoloi introduced a private member bill to recognise climate migrants and ensure their holistic rehabilitation…      
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‘Global commons’: Indo-Bangla consensus on need to highlight climate impact, loss & damage in Sundarbans globally
DownToEarth |  27 September 2023
UN Loss and damage discussion progressing slowly; experts favour wider sourcing and innovative funding for Sundarbans..      
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Canada must do more in ‘make-or-break’ global climate moment, groups urge
Global
News | 18 September 2023
Canada is facing a “make-or-break” moment to regulate its oil and gas industry, several global environmental groups say. More than 250 environmental organizations urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to prioritize the matter as MPs returned to Ottawa on Monday.
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U.N. ‘stocktake’ calls for fossil fuel phaseout to minimize temperature rise
Mongabay
News | 12 September 2023
The U.N. climate change agency published a new report Sept. 8 confirming that while there has been progress on climate change mitigation since the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015, more needs to be done to limit the global rise in temperatures at 1.5°C (2.7°F) above pre-industrial levels...
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South Asia Needs a Policy Framework to Respond to Climate Migration
Science The Wire | 10th August 2023
In the second installment of the four-part series Lands, Borders, and People, a panel of experts examines climate-induced migration pathways, policy efforts at the national and international levels, and some avenues for climate action..
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Lands, Borders, and People: Climate-Induced Migration and Displacement
asiasociety.org | 15th June 2023
In the second installment of the four-part series Lands, Borders, and People, a panel of experts examines climate-induced migration pathways, policy efforts at the national and international levels, and some avenues for climate action..
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Paris finance meet: Momentum builds for polluter taxes to fund green transition
DowntoEarth | 23rd June 2023
Panellists discuss shipping and airline levies, financial transaction taxes and fossil fuel taxes at Pact Summit.
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Kolkata Municipal Corporation launches work on city’s climate action plan
The Hindu businessline
| 7th June 2023
The climate action plan will focus on 15 sectors that will cover key issues ranging from urban flooding to energy.
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Kolkata set to get own climate action plan, 2nd city after Mumbai
The Times Of India | 7th June 2023
KOLKATA: The city is all set to get a climate action plan (CAP), mayor Firhad Hakim revealed in a programme organized by Environmental Governed Integrated Organization (EnGIO).
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Work on climate action plan for Kolkata to start on World Environment Day
The Telegraph | 4th June 2023
Kolkata will soon become the second Indian city to have a climate action plan, after Mumbai. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is set to announce the start of work on the climate action plan on June 5, World Environment Day.
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COP27: Kolkata presents climate action roadmap, announces city-level summit
DownToEarth
| 16th November 2022
Kolkata was the only Indian city at the meeting on urban climate resilience organised by the Climate Action Network South Asia.
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Sustainable and Resilient Communities – Kolkata Dialogue Climate Change, Health & Disasters – Insight for the G20
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Kolkata Dialogue | 1st June 2023
The C20 India 2023 Working Group ‘Sustainable and Resilient Communities – Climate, Environment and Net Zero targets’ is one of the 14 official Engagement Groups of the G20 that provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) around the world to voice people’s aspirations to the world leaders in G20.
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Sustainable and Resilient Communities – Kolkata Dialogue Climate Change, Health & Disasters – Insight for the G20
Doordarshan coverage Kolkata Dialogue | 1st June 2023
The C20 India 2023 Working Group ‘Sustainable and Resilient Communities – Climate, Environment and Net Zero targets’ is one of the 14 official Engagement Groups of the G20 that provides a platform for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) around the world to voice people’s aspirations to the world leaders in G20.
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Not enough funds for Kol climate action: Min
The Times Of India | 30th May 2023
Bengal disaster management minister Javed Khan has flagged the lack of central or international funds for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in Kolkata even though the city is in the 60th position among 206 most climate-vulnerable cities in the world.
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Climate Concerns: Eco-warriors are missing the forest for the tree
The Free Press Journal | 8th May 2023
Urban tree lovers fail to connect the dots between the struggles in the hinterlands and the predicament of urbanisation and the consequent concretisation of the cities. Rarely does one hear the urban tree lover standing up or speaking on behalf of the fisherfolk and the farmers….
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What is India bringing to the G20 table on climate?
The Third Pole | 1st May 2023
Despite informal pressure to bring forward its 2070 net-zero target, India is unlikely to do that at this year’s G20 summit – but the country’s energy transition could accelerate change at the global scale.
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UN report bare climate threats faced by Sunderbans
The Telegraph | 23rd March 2023
Calcutta: A UN report of global climate change released in Interlaken, Switzerland on Monday has warned that current plans to tackle climate change are insufficient flagged threats faced by regions like sunderbans.
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Support Bengal with climate fund: Experts
The Telegraph | 22th Jan 2023
Bengal, home to some of the most climatically vulnerable areas, should be supported through national, international and private finance, experts said in a recent meeting held in the city on G20 and climate change.
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India’s G-20 presidency: Opportunity for developing world’s climate agenda
Business Standard | 21th Jan 2023
Environmentalists see India’s G-20 presidency as an opportunity for developing countries to mainstream climate change agenda, particularly climate financing.
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India’s G-20 presidency an opportunity for developing countries to mainstream climate change agenda: Environmentalists
ThePrint
| 21th Jan 2023
Environmentalists see India’s G-20 presidency as an opportunity for developing countries to mainstream climate change agenda, particularly climate financing, in view of the decision to establish a ‘loss and damage’ fund during COP 27 last year.
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India’s G-20 presidency an opportunity for developing countries to mainstream climate change agenda: Environmentalists
The Economics Times
| 21th Jan 2023
Environmentalists see India’s G-20 presidency as an opportunity for developing countries to mainstream climate change agenda, particularly climate financing, in view of the decision to establish a ‘loss and damage’ fund during COP 27 last year.
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Explained | What is the newly introduced Climate Migrants (Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill in Parliament all about
Climate Fact Checks
| 26th Dec 2022
On December 9, Pradyut Bordoloi, a Congress MP from Assam introduced the Climate Migrants (Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill as a private member’s bill in the Parliament.
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Children of India’s burning coalfields dream of a fire-free future
Context
| 13th Dec 2022
Coal workers hope education can help the next generation win cleaner, healthier jobs in a region that has been wedded to dirty, dangerous mining for over a century…
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A Failed COP27 Commits To Loss And Damage
Sanctuary Nature Foundation
| 12th Dec 2022
The 27th conference of parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) finally closed in the wee hours of November 20, 2002, with a ‘breakthrough’ agreement …….
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জলবায়ু বিপদাপন্ন দেশের স্বার্থ রক্ষায় বাংলাদেশকে ভূমিকা রাখতে হবে
banglanews24.com
| 6th Dec 2022
ঢাকা: কপ-২৭ জলবায়ু সম্মেলনে বিপদাপন্ন দেশগুলোর ক্ষয়ক্ষতি নিরূপণে অর্থায়নের ঘোষণা দেওয়া হয়েছে। আগামী ২০২৪ সালের মধ্যে এ জন্য একটি নীতি কাঠামো ও বাস্তবায়ন কৌশল প্রণয়ন করা হবে।…….
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জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনজনিত ক্ষয়-ক্ষতিপূরণ অর্থায়নে স্বল্পোন্নত দেশগুলোর স্বার্থ আদায়ে বাংলাদেশকে নেতৃত্ব দিতে হবে
ndtvbd.com
| 6th Dec 2022
এনডিটিভি ডেস্কঃ আগামী বছর জলবায়ু আলোচনায় ক্ষয়-ক্ষতি অর্থায়ন কাঠামো (লস এন্ড ড্যামেজ ফিন্যান্সিং ফ্রেমওয়ার্ক-এলডিএফএফ) তৈরির ক্ষেত্রে স্বল্পোন্নত দেশগুলোর পক্ষে জোরালো নেতৃত্ব প্রদানে বাংলাদেশকে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা পালনের সুপারিশ করেছেন নাগরিক সমাজের প্রতিনিধিবৃন্দ।…….
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লস এন্ড ডেমেজের অর্থ আদায়ে বাংলাদেশের নেতৃত্ব চায় নাগরিক সমাজ
Daily Janakantha
| 6th Dec 2022
আগামী বছর জলবায়ু আলোচনায় লস এন্ড ডেমেজের অর্থায়ন কাঠামো (লস এন্ড ড্যামেজ ফিন্যান্সিং ফ্রেমওয়ার্ক (এলডিএফএফ) তৈরির ক্ষেত্রে স্বল্পোন্নত দেশগুলোর পক্ষে জোরালো নেতৃত্ব প্রদানে বাংলাদেশকে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা পালনের সুপারিশ করেছেন নাগরিক সমাজের প্রতিনিধিবৃন্দ।…….
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BD should play a vital role in defending interests of LDCs
The Daily New Nation
| 6th Dec 2022
A number of civil society organisations on Monday said that Bangladesh should play a crucial role in defending the interests of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) relating to climate induced loss and finance……
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জলবায়ু বিপদাপন্ন দেশগুলোর স্বার্থ রক্ষায় নেতৃত্ব বাংলাদেশকে দেওয়ার দাবি
Samakal
| 6th Dec 2022
কপ-২৭ জলবায়ু সম্মেলনে বিপদাপন্ন দেশগুলোর ক্ষয়ক্ষতি নিরুপনে অর্থায়নের ঘোষণা করা হয়েছে। এ জন্য আগামী ২০২৪ সালের মধ্যে একটি নীতি কাঠামো ও বাস্তায়ন কৌশল প্রণয়ন করা হবে। এই বাস্তবায়ন কৌশল প্রণয়নের জন্য ২৪ সদস্যের একটি কমিটি গঠন করা হবে। সেখানে জলবায়ু বিপদাপন্ন দেশগুলোর স্বার্থ রক্ষায় বাংলাদেশকে নেতৃত্ব দিতে হবে।…….
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লস অ্যান্ড ড্যামেজের অর্থ আদায়ে বাংলাদেশের নেতৃত্ব চায় নাগরিক সমাজ
kalerkantho
| 5th Dec 2022
আগামী বছর জলবায়ু আলোচনায় ক্ষয়ক্ষতি অর্থায়ন কাঠামো (লস অ্যান্ড ড্যামেজ ফিন্যান্সিং ফ্রেমওয়ার্ক-এলডিএফএফ) তৈরির ক্ষেত্রে স্বল্পোন্নত দেশগুলোর পক্ষে জোরালো নেতৃত্ব প্রদানে বাংলাদেশকে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভূমিকা পালনের আহ্বান জানিয়েছেন…….
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Bangladesh’s lead is crucial for LDCs’ position to develop framework for Loss & Damage Finance Facility
Finance Today
| 5th Dec 2022
In a press conference, Civil society organizations (CSOs) recommended the government lead the LDC’s position to develop the framework on Loss & Damage Financing Facility [LDFF] in climate discourse ahead to CoP 28…….
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Bangladesh’s lead is crucial for LDCs’ position for CoP 28: CSOs
Daily Observer
| 5th Dec 2022
Civil society organizations (CSOs) recommended the government lead the LDC’s position to develop the framework on Loss & Damage Financing Facility (LDFF) in climate discourse ahead to CoP 28…..
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Bangladesh’s lead crucial for LDCs’ position to develop framework for LDFF
The Financial Express
| 5th Dec 2022
Civil society organisations (CSOs) recommended the government lead the LDC’s position to develop the framework on Loss & Damage Financing Facility [LDFF] in the climate discourse leading up to CoP 28….
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Explained: Why COP27’s ‘Loss And Damage’ Fund Is Significant
Boom | 23rd Nov 2022
The ‘loss and damage’ fund seeks to provide financial support to poorer countries facing climate change-induced weather calamities…
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UN climate summit fails the world
The Third Pole | 21st Nov 2022
The only solace is the start of a fund to pay poor nations for the loss and damage they are suffering due to climate change…
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Time To Pay Up: Seeking Accountability At COP 27
Youtube.com | 16th Nov 2022
The main theme of this year’s COP 27, organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is “loss and damage” or compensating developing economies for climate-induced damages…
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Rich countries to fulfil the financing gap to climate action for MVCs and LDCs
The Finance Today | 15th Nov 2022
On November 12’ 2022, the ongoing Cop 27, Global Climate Conference in Sharm El Sheikh-Egypt, Civil Society leaders from MVCs (Most Vulnerable Countries) have meet a press conference in CoP 27 conference venue and demanded for a real NDC (National Determined Contribution)…
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Rich countries urged to fulfil financing gap for climate action
Daily Observer | 15th Nov 2022
On November 12′ 2022, the ongoing COP 27, Global Climate Conference in Sharm El Sheikh-Egypt, Civil Society leaders from MVCs (Most Vulnerable Countries) have at a press conference in COP 27 conference venue and demanded for a real NDC (National Determined Contribution)…
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Rich countries urged to fulfil financing gap for climate action
The Financial Express | 15th Nov 2022
Civil Society leaders from MVCs (Most Vulnerable Countries) met at a press conference in the COP27 conference venue and demanded a real NDC (National Determined Contribution) target from big carbon emitters with appropriate actions in achieving the 1.5°C temperature goal and saving the earth…
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BD urges developed countries to double climate financing
The New Nation | 14th Nov 2022
UNB : Climate experts joining this year’s COP27 from Bangladesh has said that they have asked the developed countries to double their funds to climate-vulnerable countries within 2025 under a new roadmap. Talking to UNB, experts said that they’ve demanded an increase ….
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Rich countries urged to fulfil financing gap for climate action
The Business Standard | 13th Nov 2022
Civil Society leaders from MVCs (Most Vulnerable Countries) met at a press conference in the COP27 conference venue and demanded a real NDC (National Determined Contribution) target from big carbon emitters with appropriate actions in achieving the 1.5°C temperature goal and saving the earth…
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Vanuatu Calls for Treaty to End Fossil Fuel Use
thewire.in | 24th Sept 2022
Kochi: The island nation of Vanuatu called on countries to establish a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to end the use of polluting fuels that aggravate climate change, at the United National General Assembly on September 23.
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On closing day, draft calls for an end to fuel subsidies, India among many who object
indianexpress.com | 15th Sept 2022
A call to end subsidies on fossil fuels in the draft text invited strong objections from India and many other developing countries but the Glasgow climate meeting seemed all set on Saturday night to push through an agreement despite several countries expressing their disappointment with the outcome.
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Kolkata Becomes First Indian City To Back Treaty To Phase Out Fossil Fuels
www.bqprime.com | 15th Sept 2022
The Indian city of Kolkata has endorsed a treaty that aims to phase out fossil fuels in an equitable manner.
It is the first Indian city, and only the third Asian city, to do so. It joins 64 other cities and subnational governments across the world, including the likes of Paris, London, Sydney and Los Angeles, that have endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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Kolkata becomes the first Indian city to support the fossil fuel phase-out treaty
timesofindia.indiatimes.com | 15th Sept 2022
Kolkata has become the first Indian city to join the network of 72- global cities with its endorsement of a ‘fossil fuel-future’ and ‘climate resilient future’ through a set of short-term and long-term goals. Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim signed the fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty propagated by the Climate Action Network of South Asia (CANSA).
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Kolkata becomes the first Indian city to support the treaty phasing out fossil fuels
newsdubai.org | 14th Sept 2022
“Calling for a fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty is another feather in Kolkata’s cap,” city mayor Firhad Hakim said in a statement. “It is extremely important to ensure that the city’s population remains well prepared to minimize the catastrophic future effects of climate change.”
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Kolkata Becomes First Indian City To Back Treaty To Phase Out Fossil Fuels
amazonofferspro.com | 14th Sept 2022
“The call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty is another feather in Kolkata’s cover,” Kolkata City Mayor Farhad Hakim said in a statement. “It is extremely important to ensure that city residents remain well prepared to minimize the catastrophic future impacts of climate change.”
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Kolkata to join green pledge global list
www.telegraphindia.com | 14th Sept 2022
Kolkata is going to be the first Indian city to join a global list of cities pledging to adopt a pathway for a future free of fossil fuel, a movement that was initiated in 2020 and has gained momentum since the Glasgow climate summit last year.
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Kolkata Becomes First Indian City To Back Treaty To Phase Out Fossil Fuels
click2promotions.com | 14th Sept 2022
“Calling for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty is another feather in the cap for Kolkata,” City Mayor Firhad Hakim said in a statement. “It is extremely important to make sure that the city population remains well prepared to minimize the catastrophic future effects of climate change”.
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Indian coal hub juggles need for jobs with hope for greener future
news.trust.org | 8th Sept 2022
A coal-rich district in eastern India is working on green energy transition plan even as new mines open and coal production rises. New mines opening to meet India’s growing energy needs, Young people in coal hubs trained in mining skills, Mining boom risks poor preparedness for future beyond coal.
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Why South Asia Is Among the Hardest Hit Regions by Climate Change
US NEWS | 30th Jun 2022
South Asia has faced the brunt of extreme weather this summer – with the recent floods in Bangladesh and heat waves in India and Pakistan jointly impacting the region in the span of a month.
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Facing The Heat: What Heatwaves Mean For India’s Future
www.youtube.com | 13th Jun 2022
Parts of northern and central India this year faced a record high #heatwave which lasted from the onset of March till early June, leading to at least 90 deaths. Human induced #climatechange has been cited as the major contributing factor for the severe heatwaves experienced in parts of #India and Pakistan. Climate experts say such heat waves will become even more common and intense with further global warming.
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Air Pollution: Vayu Pradusan se nipatne ko sanyukt manch ki waqalat; Bharat, Pakistan samet Nepal aur Bangladesh me badh rahi dusit hawa ki samasya
www.jagran.com | 30th May 2022
वायु प्रदूषण भारत के साथ-साथ दक्षिण एशियाई देशों को भी अपनी चपेट में ले रहा है। इसकी सर्वाधिक मार नेपाल, पाकिस्तान और बांग्लादेश को सहन करनी पड़ रही है। 
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Air Pollution: Desh me badhate vayu pradushan se corona sankramito ki maut ka khatara adhik badha
m.dailyhunt.in
| 30th May 2022
कोरोना संक्रमण के दौर में इस जानलेवा वायरस से खुद का बचाव करना बेहद आवश्यक है।लेकिन कोरोना महामारी के दौर में बढ़ता वायु प्रदूषण लोगों की मुश्किलें बढ़ा रहा है। 
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Dakshin Asia Desho ke Sansad Bole, Pollution par bane Sanjha Manch
www.livehindustan.com
| 29th May 2022
असम की कलियाबोर सीट से सांसद गौरव गोगोई ने कहा कि वायु प्रदूषण के मामले में पूरी दुनिया की नजर दक्षिण एशिया पर होती है, क्‍योंकि ये विशाल भूभाग प्रदूषण की समस्‍या का सबसे बड़ा शिकार है।
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Air Pollution: Vayu Pradusan ka badhta dayra, Bharat hi nahi ,Pakistan, Nepal aur Bangladesh me v dusit ho rahi hawa, ab sanyukt manch ki jarurat
www.jagran.com
| 29th May 2022
वायु प्रदूषण भारत के साथ-साथ दक्षिण एशियाई देशों को भी अपनी चपेट में ले रहा है। इसकी सर्वाधिक मार नेपाल, पाकिस्तान और बांग्लादेश को सहन करनी पड़ रही है। 
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India, Pak, Nepal, B’desh parliamentarians call for collab to combat air pollution
www.daijiworld.com
| 29th May 2022
Ahead of Stockholm+50 and amid growing evidence about the impact of poor air quality on human health, MPs, health professionals and think tanks members from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh on Saturday proposed a regional working group to drive solutions to curb air pollution and lead with innovative climate action in the region.
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Regional working group needed to curb air pollution
www.tbsnews.net | 29th May 2022
Health experts and policymakers from the South Asian region have proposed a regional working group to find and drive solutions to curb air pollution and lead with innovative climate action in the region. 
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India, Pak, Nepal, B’desh lawmakers call for collab to combat air pollution
wap.business-standard.com | 29th May 2022
Ahead of Stockholm+50 and amid growing evidence about the impact of poor air quality on human health, MPs, health professionals and think tanks members from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh on Saturday proposed a regional working group to drive solutions to curb air pollution and lead with innovative climate action in the region.
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Phase out use of fossil fuels, say MPs from 3 countries
timesofindia.indiatimes.com | 29th May 2022
As evidence grows about poor air quality impacting human health, medical practitioners and legislators from South Asia have called for collaborative action to phase out the use of fossil fuels in a virtual event on Saturday.
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India, Pak, Nepal, B’desh parliamentarians call for collab to combat air pollution
www.sentinelassam.com | 29th May 2022

Ahead of Stockholm+50 and amid growing evidence about the impact of poor air quality on human health, MPs, health professionals and think tanks members from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh on Saturday proposed a regional working group to drive solutions to curb air pollution and lead with innovative climate action in the region.
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Fossil fuel linked to lung cancer among youth, women
www.newagebd.net | 28th May 2022
Addressing the discussion, Kazi S Bennoor, assistant professor at the National Institute of Diseases of Chest and Hospital, said that in Bangladesh 43 per cent patients suffered lung problems caused by the fossil fuel burning.
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South Asian lawmakers call for regional collaboration to avert twin crisis of air pollution, climate change ahead of Stockholm+50
www.bangladeshlivenews.com | 28th May 2022, 11:25 pm
In this effort, Members of Parliaments, health professionals and think tanks from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh, have proposed a regional working group to find and drive solutions to curb air pollution and lead with innovative climate action in the region.
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Power Cuts, Coal Shortage, Heatwaves: The Vicious Cycle Ruining India’s Climate
www.thequint.com | 29th Apr 2022

“The dead hand of the past clutches us by way of living people who are too frightened to accept change.”
This is a quote from author Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future – a fiction almost coming true as an unusually early, unusually hot heatwave, hangs over India and its neighbours.
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Disaster deaths, sinking: Unprepared Kolkata face multiple climate risks, warns IPCC report
downtoearth.org.in | 21st March 2022

Kolkata is among eight megacities most vulnerable to disaster-related mortality, noted the recent United Nations (UN) report on climate change.The city also features among the 20 largest coastal cities with potentially the highest flood losses by 2050, warned the report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 
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India’s first social plan for closed coal hubs aims for ‘honourable’ lives
economictimes.indiatimes.com | 7th March 2022

There are more than 290 abandoned or closed coal mines in India, government data shows. But with few alternative options, most people still depend on the planet-heating fossil fuel for a living despite years of mining destroying their crops and polluting local water and air.
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India’s women and children highly vulnerable to climate change yet missing in climate policies
india.mongabay.com | 1st March 2022

As the number of vagaries of climate extremes increases, so has the disproportionate burden on women and children, finds growing evidence. Policies, however, are yet to catch up and reflect the sensitivities of the unique impact of climate change on women and children.
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Along India’s eastern shore, coastal erosion is forcing people to abandon their home
Scroll.in | 14th February 2022

While some living in vulnerable areas voluntarily moved as tidal waves hit their homes, others were resettled by the government. Uppada is a coastal village in the East Godavari district, around 18 km north of the Kakinada port in Andhra Pradesh.
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Budget 2022 Is Bad News for India’s Climate Action
science.thewire.in | 2nd February 2022

The Union Budget for financial year 2022-23 is out of the bag or the ceremonial red Bahi Khata pouch to be more precise. However, just like the red pouch, the shades of green were also ceremonial with little to offer in terms of substance.
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What 2021 looked like for global climate change 
The Indian Express | 31th December 2021

2021 was supposed to be a year of hope for climate activists but instead, it turned out being a wasted opportunity for governments. The year was marked with climate disasters ranging from extreme wildfires in the American Southwest to record levels of flooding in Europe.
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Politicians are waiting for more loss and damage: Sanjay Vashist, Director – Climate Action Network, South Asia
Climate Channel | 25th December 2021
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Registering fossil fuels a key ingredient for a fair energy transition
PWYP.org | 6th December 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has caused more disruption to the global energy system than any other event in recent history according to the International Energy Agency, leaving countries and communities most dependent on fossil fuels further vulnerable to demand and price shocks. This adds to the threat of stranded assets beyond the fossil fuels era, as the adoption of climate policies and access to cost competitive renewable energy continues to grow. 
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Phase Out or Phase Down, Just Transition Away from Fossil Fuels remain critically lacking in Global Climate Discourse
The Weather Channel  |  23rd November 2021
Once the final gavel struck at COP26, many quickly pointed fingers at India for watered-down language to “phasing down” coal rather than “phasing out”, one being the reduction versus total elimination. The accusation is an attempt to make India a convenient scapegoat. It misdirects attention away from those who did the most to delay and deny the need for action on fossil fuels.
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Coal power stand at COP26 climate talks lend India time to transition
Economic Times | 18th November 2021
Far from Glasgow, in the coal hub of Ranchi in eastern India, labour union leader D. D. Ramanandan followed the COP26 climate summit closely, scanning tweets by experts and news reports to check for any imminent “threat to coal” in his count.
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COP26: Experts welcome Modi’s 2070 ‘net-zero’ date but brand move political 
Down To Earth | 2nd November 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced October 1, 2021 that India aims to become a ‘net-zero’ carbon emitter by 2070, jumping on the bandwagon of setting a carbon neutrality deadline. He was speaking at the leaders’ meeting during the 26th Conference of Parties (CoP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 
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COP26: ‘Last-Chance’ Climate Summit Commences in Glasgow, UK
The Weather Channel India | 1st November 2021
Since 2015, the year Paris Agreement was conceived to tackle the threat of human-induced climate change, the world has watched in horror extreme weather events ravaged Asia, China, Africa, Europe and North America. Floods, fires, heatwaves, drought, and cyclones have left a trail of disaster, killing hundreds, displacing millions and causing damage worth billions.
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‘Emissions climbing to pre-pandemic levels in G20 countries’
Times of India | 14th October 2021
 With lockdowns and restrictions gradually being eased, greenhouse gas emissions are rebounding to pre-pandemic levels across G20 countries, with India, Argentina, China and Indonesia projected to exceed their 2019 emissions this year.
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Dhulikhel in Nepal is the first city in Global South to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty 
FossilFuelTreaty.org | 7th October 2021
The small town of Dhulikhel, located on the Eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty today, becoming the first city in Global South and South Asia to vote in favor of a groundbreaking initiative to phase out fossil fuels and fast track a fair global energy transition. The endorsement comes just weeks before the climate summit in Glasgow where 196 countries will revisit their progress toward meeting Paris Agreement commitments
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‘Tiger on my farm’: Indian coal mining hub brings new dangers for villagers
Thomson Reuters Foundation | 9th September 2021 
India is the world’s second-largest coal producer and is ramping up mining to meet energy needs – but impacts are mostly negative for local communities, environmentalists say.
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Health Professionals Call For Phase Out Of Fossil Fuels To Avert the Twin Crisis Of Air Pollution And Climate Change
Planet Outlook | 7th September 2021
Doctors and medical practitioners representing some of the largest associations and networks of public health professionals today called upon South Asian Governments to phase out fossil fuels – oil, gas and coal – to avert the twin crisis of air pollution and climate change. They also endorsed the Fossil Fuel Treaty and called for a just and fair transition that puts people’s health first.
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Twin benefits of mangrove plantation in Sundarbans: building resilience to climate change and supporting rural livelihood
Gaon Connection | 27th August, 2021
A joint effort by rural women in the Sundarbans and a non-profit is helping restore mangrove cover. The initiative is expected to reduce the impact of cyclones while it is also an income source to the women who are both planting and guarding the mangrove saplings.
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‘Cotton cultivation may shift to northern areas’
@Our Correspondent | 26th August 2021
On the question of what Pakistan is doing about the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP-26), Special Assistant to PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said that Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is a rude awakening for the whole world.
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Speakers call for climate action to avert disasters – The Express
@etribune | 24th August 2021.
Special Adviser to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said that climate change impacts were continuously creating global chaos and climate action has become imperative to avert various kinds of disasters including frequent floods, droughts, wildfires, and heatwaves in different parts of the world.
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Pakistan Gets Global Attention For Right Climate Actions: Amin
@DailyUrduPoint |  23rd August 2021
Special Adviser to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam on Monday said the climate change impacts were continuously creating global chaos and Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report had highlighted this reality quite elaborately.
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Coal ash: ‘White prawns turned into ash prawns; fishers pushed into poverty’
Gaon Connection |  19th July 2021
In a webinar themed on the adverse effects of fossil fuels on the indigenous communities living around power plants, participants from various regions of India shared how both human health and livelihoods are impacted. They underlined that the communities must be at the focus of planning and decision-making.
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Climate Change Could Force 63 Million People From Their Homes in South Asia by 2050
Global Citizen |  19th December 2020
The growing impacts of climate change have already pushed more than 18 million people to migrate within South Asian countries, but that could more than triple in three decades if global warming continues on its current path, researchers warned on Friday.
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Climate change could create 63 million migrants in South Asia by 2050
REUTERS |  19th December 2020
The growing impacts of climate change have already pushed more than 18 million people to migrate within South Asian countries, but that could more than triple in three decades if global warming continues on its current path, researchers warned on Friday.
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Climate migration in South Asia set to treble by 2050 due to political inaction on global warming
Actionaid.org | 18th December 2020

More than 62 million South Asian people will be forced to migrate from their homes due to climate disasters by 2050, according to new research from ActionAid International and Climate Action Network South Asia. Political failure to limit global warming to below 2°C, as per the Paris agreement goal, is already driving 18 million climate migrants from their homes in 2020. New analysis, released today, estimates climate migration will treble in South Asia alone, a region badly affected by climate disasters including floods, droughts, typhoons and cyclones. 
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