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‘Strong, fair’ Indian INDC may be unveiled on Wednesday

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Reports say the much anticipated Climate Action can save lives, cash and create jobs India stands to reap more green jobs, slash deaths from air pollution and save money from avoided fuel imports should the country embrace an ambitious climate action plan. India’s contribution towards the global Paris climate agreement, known as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), could be ...

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India crackdown: Defiant Greenpeace will continue campaign

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Greenpeace India said last Friday that it would continue campaigning for clean air and against coal mining in protected forests in the country even though the government had revoked its permission to receive foreign donations. In an order canceling the group’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that Greenpeace had “prejudicially affected the economic interest of the state.” ...

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Amid deadly India heat waves, group charges Bonn climate talks

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Governments meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the next two weeks to search for a  sustainable solution to the global problem of climate change, will do so against the backdrop of the latest devastating climate phenomenon with India experiencing unprecedented heat waves that have killed more than 1,000 people already. Global humanitarian and advocacy network ACT Alliance said that India’s heat ...

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Giving a voice to the ‘missing’ women in India’s climate plans

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Women have the power to put India on the course to a green sustainable future, specifically, poor rural women working in the agriculture sector. India’s economy is predominately agrarian and increasingly female dominated. 80% of all economically-active women are employed by the agricultural sector. As men are migrating to urban areas for employment opportunities, partly as farming is now a more risky ...

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Between the BRICSs and the MINTs

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MINT is a neologism referring to the economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey. The term was originally coined by Fidelity, a Boston-based asset management firm, and was popularised by Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs, who predicted that the MINT countries that would be the world’s economic giants in the next decade. These four countries are also on the Next Eleven countries list. Before coming up with MINT, O’Neill, in 2001, had predicted the rise ...

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BRICS and sustainable development worries

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When Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Vladmir Putin of Russia, Manmohan Singh of India, Xi Jinping of China and Jacob Zuma of South Africa met recently under the aegis of BRICS in the South African coastal city of Durban, the leaders explored the creation of a development bank, in follow up from the previous summit. The last summit was the fifth ...

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