To realise their Nationally Determined Contributions, African countries have since seen the need to unite to reach their unconditional and conditional targets.
Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan, who was at the 24th session of Conference of Parties in Katowice, Poland, talks to Manka Behl about how India is bearing the brunt of massive carbon emissions by developed nations, the country’s fresh strategy after the US backs out from the agreement, and India signing the Just Transition declaration towards a low-carbon economy:
Environmental activists in Indonesia have called on South Korean funders to withdraw their support for new coal-fired plants that they warn will be the most polluting in the Southeast Asian country.
Tunis, Sousse and Bizerte are among the African cities where it is difficult to breathe healthy air, according to the latest report of the World Health Organisation (WHO) published late October and that Tunisia intends to challenge.
The agricultural system is the major contributor of emissions now threatening human lives. For this reason, the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report emphasises a shift to healthier and more sustainable diets and lifestyles that limit food waste.