Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

World losing trust in climate science, Indians most-trusting: WEF survey

Facts       Jan 21, 2020

  The global public overwhelmingly blames global warming on human activities with trust level declining in climate science, but Indians are the most trusting people in this regard, a new opinion poll showed on Tuesday.   Indians and Bangladeshis have topped the charts when it comes to...

India needs $2.64-trn investment to meet UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Indian News       Jan 21, 2020

  India needs a whopping $2.64 trillion investment to meet the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs), offering the private sector an investment opportunity of over $1.12 trillion by 2030, according to a report. According to the Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map, the total investment that the...

Nothing has been done to save the planet: Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg

Facts       Jan 21, 2020

Davos: Young climate campaigner Greta Thunberg on Tuesday said a lot has happened since her campaign caught eyes of the world but "nothing has been done" actually to save the planet.   "In one aspect, lots has happened since last year. The mass mobilisation of young...

Financial Services CEOs in Davos complain they can’t save planet without clients’ help

International News       Jan 21, 2020

As the financial industry comes under pressure to avoid funding dirty energy, the heads of Citigroup Inc. and Zurich Insurance Group AG said they need their clients to do more work too.   “I say to our clients, ‘I don’t want to be the sharp end...

Cyber and climate change rank as top risks for India Inc:Allianz

Indian News       Jan 16, 2020

  Singapore: For the third year in a row, Cyber incidents (49% of responses) ranks as the most important business risk in India in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020. Awareness of the cyber threat has grown rapidly in recent years, driven by companies increasing reliance...

At least 67 dead in avalanches in Pakistan, India: government officials

International News       Jan 14, 2020

  ISLAMABAD:  At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday.   In neighboring India, at least 10 people were killed after several avalanches hit the northern-part of Indian-administered Kashmir.  ...

Earth is hotter than at any time since start of Industrial Revolution: Report

Facts       Jan 10, 2020

  The last five years on Earth have been hotter than at any time since the industrial revolution kicked off almost two centuries ago.   That’s the conclusion of Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, which published data on Wednesday showing that global average temperatures since 2015 were...

Trump wants to speed infrastructure projects by dropping Climate Impact Assessment

International News       Jan 09, 2020

  Washington: The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to speed permitting for major infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, including by dropping consideration of their potential impact on climate change.   The plan, released by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), would help the...

Natural catastrophes record $52b insured losses & 9,000 deaths in 2019:Munich Re

International News       Jan 08, 2020

  Munich: According to Munich Re, in 2019 ,globally 820 natural catastrophes caused overall losses of US$ 150bn, which is broadly in line with the inflation-adjusted average of the past 30 years. A smaller portion of losses was insured compared with 2018: about US$ 52bn. This...

Insurance industry calls for action to mitigate Climate Risk as Australia bushfires widen

Articles       Jan 08, 2020

As the devastation from Australia’s bushfires widens, the insurance industry is calling for concerted action to mitigate the impact of climate change.   Months of out-of-control fires have burnt an area more than five times the size of Wales and industry-wide claims of A$700 million [US$480.8...

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