bangladesh: UN upgrades Nepal & Bangladesh to group of developing nations – Times of India

bangladesh UN upgrades Nepal Bangladesh to group of developing

DHAKA: The UN General Assembly has adopted a historic resolution to graduate three nations, including Bangladesh and Nepal, from the least developed country (LDC) category to the developing country grouping, a major milestone demonstrating the countries’ significant development progress The UNGA adopted the resolution at its 76th session. The three countries that got clearance for … Read more

China defends joining with India on coal ‘phase down’ instead of ‘phase out’ at COP26 – Times of India

China defends joining with India on coal ‘phase down instead

BEIJING: China on Monday asked developed countries to stop using the coal first and provide financial aid to developing countries to adopt green technologies as it defended its move to join hands with India in calling for “phase down” instead of “phase out” of coal in the final text of the COP26 conference declaration. Negotiators … Read more

Myanmar political standoff leaves economy in tatters – Times of India

Myanmar political standoff leaves economy in tatters Times of

BANGKOK: The military takeover in Myanmar has set its economy back years, if not decades, as political unrest and violence disrupt banking, trade and livelihoods and millions slide deeper into poverty. The Southeast Asian country was already in recession when the pandemic took hold in 2020, paralyzing its lucrative tourism sector. Political upheavals after the … Read more

Thousands rally in rainy Glasgow for COP26 climate action – Times of India

Thousands rally in rainy Glasgow for COP26 climate action

GLASGOW: Thousands of protesters set off from a Glasgow park Saturday to march through the city hosting the UN climate conference and demand bolder global action. Students, activists and climate-concerned citizens bundled up against the damp cold, linking arms as they moved west from the city’s Kelvingrove Park toward the central George Square. Carrying red … Read more

thunberg: Greta Thunberg brands UN climate summit ‘a failure’ – Times of India

thunberg Greta Thunberg brands UN climate summit a failure

GLASGOW: Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg on Friday branded the UN climate summit in Glasgow a “failure” after a week of negotiations produced what some experts have called vague promises to cut emissions. “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure,” Thunberg told thousands of youth protesters at a march in the Scottish city. … Read more

‘Climate of fear’ prevails for human rights defenders in Afghanistan: UN Expert – Times of India

Climate of fear prevails for human rights defenders in Afghanistan

NEW YORK: Human rights defenders in Afghanistan have reported that they are now enduring a “climate of fear”, threats, and becoming increasingly desperate over conditions in the country, an independent UN expert said on Wednesday. Stating that “the threat is very real”, defenders, called for an urgent coordinated response from the international community. “Defenders tell … Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson ‘cautiously optimistic’ about COP26 climate deal – Times of India

UK PM Boris Johnson cautiously optimistic about COP26 climate deal

GLASGOW: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said he was “cautiously optimistic” about securing a deal to stop runaway global warming at COP26. But as world leaders wrapped up a two-day meeting kicking off the two-week UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Johnson said: “There is still a very long way to go.” Source … Read more

G20 make commitments on climate neutrality, coal financing – Times of India

G20 make commitments on climate neutrality coal financing Times

ROME: Leaders of the world’s biggest economies made a compromise commitment on Sunday to reach carbon neutrality “by or around mid-century” as they wrapped up a two-day summit that was laying the groundwork for the UN climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. According to the final communique, the Group of 20 leaders also agreed to end … Read more

G20 nations need to accelerate phasing out of coal power: Draghi – Times of India

G20 nations need to accelerate phasing out of coal power

ROME: A summit of the world’s 20 richest economies must agree to accelerate the phasing out of coal and invest more in renewable energy, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi told fellow G20 leaders on Sunday. “The decisions we take today will have a direct impact on the success of the (UN) Glasgow climate summit and … Read more

afghanistan: Act with determination on Afghanistan, says UN chief – Times of India

afghanistan Act with determination on Afghanistan says UN chief

NEW YORK: As the humanitarian situation continues to get worsen in Afghanistan, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said countries must unite and act urgently to secure a better future for Afghan people. UN chief delivered a message on Wednesday during a regional conference of the country’s neighbours, organized by Iran, UN New reported. According … Read more