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March 2 - March 8, 2021
Dear readers,

The progress made to curb global emissions so far is a fraction of what is needed – we need to expand efforts ten-fold compared with pre-pandemic times. Even in international climate policy, the revised pledges made by countries towards the Paris Agreement, are unambitious. Meanwhile, global temperatures may rise as La Niña conditions weaken.

This week we also learn about new technologies to increase crop yield and understand methane emissions, and the role played by green bonds in India’s economic recovery.

To make sense of current climate trends, you can buy our annual flagship report State of India’s Environment 2021.

We are also conducting an intermediate level on-site training at our training center in Nimli, Rajasthan which will be fully funded. It is open only to representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs), government bodies and NGOs. Applications must be submitted by March 14th, and will be evaluated once they are submitted here.
Warmer winters in India: La Nina events may be getting hotter than El Nino, say experts, 03 March 2021
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We’ve made progress to curb global emissions. But it’s a fraction of what’s needed, 05 March 2021
Globally, we need to deliver at least ten times more emissions cuts than our pre-pandemic efforts
‘Ratcheted’ NDCs lack ambition; gaping distance between country pledges and IPCC limits, 03 March 2021
Revised pledges submitted towards Paris Agreement will cut emissions by only 0.5% by 2030 compared to 2010 levels
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Crop nutrient management using digital tool improves yield, reduces greenhouse gas emissions: Study, 05 March 2021
More than 80% of 1,594 participating farmers reported an increased crop yield and farm income, according to the study
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Green bonds and greener environment: Are they linked?, 05 March 2021
Green bonds, in particular, may play a key role in the forthcoming economic recovery and may help India achieve the SDGs
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New sensor promises low-cost detection of methane emissions, leaks, 02 March 2021
The new sensor can be used to better understand methane emissions from livestock and dairy farms; they enable a more accurate monitoring of climate crisis
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