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New Research in Ahmedabad, India Demonstrates Local Air Quality, Health Benefits from Climate Action

NEW DELHI, INDIA – New research, among the first to quantify the city-level benefits of climate action in India, shows that assertive adaptation measures and clean energy deployment in Ahmedabad could reduce air pollution, save energy, and avoid more than 1,400 premature deaths there in 2030—policies that can be replicated in other Indian cities. This … Read more

Global financial system needs holistic, urgent reform to address climate emergency, economists say

ISTANBUL Addressing climate emergency worldwide, particularly in climate vulnerable countries, requires an urgent and holistic overhaul of global financial system amid the growing economic and social costs of inaction, economists have told Anadolu Agency. The voices are increasing for a reform in global financial system after Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has been vocal on … Read more

A novel for children in Sanskrit could change the climate change story

The conference on climate change held in Egypt produced a consensus document that shows no real way forward. A recent Sanskrit novel for children provides just that. Its author, Radhavallabh Tripathi, is a renowned Sanskrit scholar and writer. I was able to read his Manavi because he has translated it into Hindi. It is the … Read more

Climate Action Delivers Air Quality & Health Gains in India

New research shows how city actions to address climate change in India can deliver health benefits from cleaner air. The coal-fired Torrent Power Plant opened in Ahmedabad, India in 1934. As air pollution levels once again spike across India this winter, the health harms of this problem are coming into even sharper focus. Indian researchers … Read more

Global cholera surge likely accelerated by climate change, warns WHO

Climate change has driven an “unprecedented” number of larger and more deadly cholera outbreaks around the world this year, the UN health agency, WHO, said on Friday. “The map is under threat (from cholera) everywhere,” said Dr. Philippe Barboza, from the World Health Organization, speaking in Geneva, via Zoom. Available data points to … Read more

Siskiyou County gets $1.5M to prepare for climate change

A Siskiyou County group has received $1.5 million to develop plans to prepare for climate change in the county. The California Strategic Growth Council voted last week to award the money to the Siskiyou Economic Development Council and the Siskiyou Climate Collaborative Program, according to the strategic growth council. The three-year grant will focus on … Read more

Swapping debt for climate pledges can help fund resilience

The Herald Countries that are most vulnerable to climate change—and the associated loss of natural biodiversity—are often those least able to afford investment to strengthen resilience because their budgets are burdened by debt. Such countries face a high risk of fiscal crisis, IMF staff research shows. Debt-for-climate swaps and debt-for-nature swaps seek to free up … Read more

Analysis: Bumper green aluminium output is good news for carmakers, and climate

Surpluses of low-carbon aluminium as production ramps up Automakers, consumers pay modest premiums for green metal Climate benefits as aluminium most energy-intensive metal LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Aluminium makers are set to boost low-carbon metal output by 10% in 2023 and churn out even more in the years ahead, driving down the cost for … Read more

How homeowners can make sense of the climate finance

Solar panels create electricity on the roof of a house in Rockport, Massachusetts, U.S., June 6, 2022. Picture taken with a drone.  Brian Snyder | Reuters When Josh Hurwitz decided to put solar power on his Connecticut house, he had three big reasons: To cut his carbon footprint, to eventually store electricity in a solar-powered … Read more

How debt relief can help in climate change

In 2022 one-third of Pakistan suffered from extensive flooding. India had one of the wettest months of January, with precipitation levels 129% above average and the driest and hottest March in over 121 years. Droughts afflicted the eastern part of Africa, and central and western regions were drenched with floods.  As the impacts of climate change … Read more