Indian Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an allocation of Rs30,300 million for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) for the financial year 2022-23, of which Rs46,00 million were allotted towards
The 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) brought together governments from around the world. Participants were expected to set out new goals and develop an action plan for nature over the next decade. The conference was held in Montréal, Quebec, the seat of the UNCBD
A report by research firm Verisk Maplecroft states that of the 100 most vulnerable cities to environmental risks, 43 are in India. According to the first instalment of their Cities@Risk series, which ranks the world’s 576 largest urban centres on their exposure to
A survey experiment spanning seven countries finds high levels of support for increased action on environmental protection ahead of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties. In India, where the survey represented adults in urban areas,
It was an unusual announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, on X when he sought applications from competent persons for the post of Minister for Youth. No country in the world ever does that.
Children across the country returned to school this year after enduring the hottest summer in recorded history, one punctuated by extreme heat and wildfire smoke that kept millions shuttered indoors for days, even weeks, on end. As parents and families seek solutions to the mounting climate crisis, they should
On the occasion of my mother-in-law’s 100th birthday, I asked for her thoughts as she contemplated a second century. “Keep your mind open and your mouth shut!” she quickly replied. I disagreed with the latter part of that sentence, but out of respect I kept my mouth shut. Four months later she passed away.
It’s a Monday in September, but with schools closed, the three children in the Pruente household have nowhere to be. Callahan, 13, contorts herself into a backbend as 7-year-old Hudson fiddles with a balloon and 10-year-old Keegan plays the piano. Like a growing number of students around the US, the Pruente