An impressive, star-studded gathering at the inauguration of the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival here on Thursday evening was taken by a bit of surprise, when Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, usually known for dodging political issues, suddenly referred to issues like “civil liberties” and “freedom of expression”.
It is a measure of the extent of disagreement over funding by the developed world of poor countries to deal with the impacts the climate crisis that the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP27 had to be extended beyond today.
Mayank Chhaya- As the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP27 enters its final stretch, the much-talked-about goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century seems unattainable. A new report from UN Climate Change shows that while countries […]
As the world prepares for its 8 billionth baby any day now, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who has been a particularly fierce campaigner about the global climate disaster with a flair for the theatrical, has said the world is on its way to “a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator.”
Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav, who is leading the Indian delegation to the 27th Session of the Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) from November 6 to 18, arrived in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh on Saturday.