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February 4- February 9, 2022
A weekly digest on impacts, politics and science of the climate emergency; from the Global South perspective. Access our extensive coverage on climate.
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The net zero goals set by the world’s biggest companies are found to be inadequate.

The highest glacier on Mount Everest is melting due to global warming, and Kaziranga National Park may be a net carbon emitter.

India’s Union Budget 2022-23 has some provisions for renewable energy, but it is yet to be known if they are sufficient.

This week we also learn how 2021 was one of the warmest years in Europe, and how the Winter Olympics are affected by climate change.

Journalists working and based in Africa are invited to join the first Africa Network Media Café titled Water and Climate Change on February 15, 2022 - an online briefing for media people working in Africa. It is hosted by Down To Earth magazine, the Centre for Science and Environment, and Kenya-based Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA) are announcing the first Africa Network Media Café.
Down To Earth Fifth-warmest year: 2021 was marked by floods, heatwaves, other climate anomalies for Europe 08 February 2022
Corporate net zero promises found to be insufficient and relying on cheap offsets, 09 February 2022
25 of the world’s largest companies only commit to reduce emissions by 40% on average, not 100% as suggested by the terms ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’
Is the Union Budget 2022-23 renewable energy friendly?, 07 February 2022
The budgetary allocations may have indirect impacts on RE from capital goods lists of customs exemptions
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Kaziranga National Park is a net carbon emitter; climate change may make it worse, 09 February 2022
The soil in Kaziranga is home to a large population of bacteria that release carbon dioxide as they breathe, adding to what trees and others emanate
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Mountain glaciers may hold less ice than previously thought — here’s what that means for 2 billion downstream water users and sea level rise, 08 February 2022
Policymakers should look at these new estimates to revise their plans
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China’s climate change record: Beijing tends to meet its targets, but sets the bar too low, 07 February 2022
Glasgow may have been the crossroad where China and the rest of the world chose a more sustainable path
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Agriculture & climate change: Ethiopia farmers find climate-smart ways to beat erratic weather, 07 February 2022
The climate mitigation practices also increase soil's water-holding capacity
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Phasi wood for Jagannath chariot this year entirely from private lands; forest loss, climate change affecting natural supply, 06 February 2022
Phasi and Dhaura trees take 50-100 years to mature; this poses a challenge to the annual construction of chariots in the Puri Jagannath Yatra
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