US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity means cash.
Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, schools shut down and various regional level governments are quarrelling with each other.
The projected 2% increase in carbon dioxide emissions comes from growth in China’s smokestack industries and jeopardises the Paris climate agreement goals, say experts.
The NITI Aayog’s draft national energy policy seeks to keep India’s economy heavily reliant on fossil fuels even in 2040.
Its political manoeuvring may have saved the day, but India is ill-equipped to confront the long term effects of the accord.
India has proposed key changes in an international deal to restrain aviation emissions so that measures by International Civil Aviation Organisation are in line with the Paris pact on climate change
Some researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding population, while keeping carbon emissions under control.