UN Climate Talk- COP26 Postponed- Does This Mean UN led Climate Negotiation is Derailed?

The latest casualty of Corona virus pandemic is the UN Climate Change talks scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland later this year. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) oversees the advisory group to COP 26 talks and the group decided to postpone COP26 until November 2021. https://twitter.com/COP26/status/1266077700118261760 UN is prioritizing saving... Continue Reading →

Rwanda is leading the Climate Action in Africa

It was speculated that the Corona virus pandemic will delay the submission of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - a set of national climate action plans governments are required to submit to UN under Paris Agreement- due to the lack of coordination meetings and necessary funding distribution. Amid the uncertainty, Rwanda - the East African economic... Continue Reading →

Renewable Energy- Economic Stimulus

Do you see any positives coming out of COVID 19? What if I say the pandemic would at-least jolt our traditional fossil fuel powered economy and may help transition towards cleaner, climate smart economic future. This health crisis could be a boon to global leaders in providing a platform to move towards decarbonized economy. Economic... Continue Reading →

JP Morgan Chase- Climate disclosure call

JP Morgan Chase and company shareholders defeated the call for disclosure around lending activities that affect climate change. The win would have been significant as the company is the largest global financier of fossil fuels. It has invested more than $268.5 billion in fossil fuels from 2016 to 2019. The margin of defeat was narrow... Continue Reading →

COVID 19, Global Impact – Energy and Climate

The international policy discourse took a sharp turn on the onset of year 2020 to the global pandemic COVID 19. Does this mean the focus has shifted permanently to health concerns? How will long term policy issues like energy and climate fare against this existential short term threat of COVID 19? Human induced climatic change... Continue Reading →

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