World leaders stand for a group photo during a session at the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
Success, or failure, or both? The outcome of Cop26, with its last-minute compromise on running down the use of coal, will be picked over in the coming weeks. While it is a temptation to give rapid judgements, one of the overriding lessons from previous climate summits
Climate agreements reached in Glasgow this month could come under legal attack from polluting multinationals unless the UK takes urgent action to reform global trade rules, ministers have been warned. A coalition of environmental
From the earth-shaking way the breaking news was reported on Wednesday, many may have thought the world had suddenly tilted — and its axis now runs directly through Glasgow, Scotland. “The United States and China jolted the
It did not need much guess work to know that a country holding a major sports event like the summer/winter Olympics or the football Word Cup would leave any impact on the minds of the people for a long time if the internal conditions are not friendly enough and if the country has not developed an image of being a friendly country.
Today’s immigration figures show the highest levels of net migration since records began, at about half a million over the year to June. Overwhelmingly, this reflects rising inflows from outside the EU. Unsurprisingly, this has already generated some hysterical reactions from the usual suspects. However, given trends in visas over the period
India’s Purnima Devi Barman, an Assam-based wildlife biologist, is one of the five ‘Champions of the Earth’ for this year, as announced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The other honourees include Arcenciel (Lebanon); Constantino (Tino) Aucca Chutas (Peru); Sir Partha Dasgupta of the United Kingdom and Cecile
The world has faced the deadliest coronavirus, the virus that hits the world once in a hundred years, and is still posing a threat globally. It’s so important to deal with COVID-19 carefully till the World Health Organisation officially announces the end pandemic (“China COVID cases hit fresh record high,” Nov.27, Gulf Today website).