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June 1-June 7, 2022
A weekly digest on impacts, politics and science of the climate emergency; from the Global South perspective. Access our extensive coverage on climate. You can find this newsletter in the web here.
Dear readers,

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Stockholm conference should be about our common future, but rich countries are still not listening.Some hope arises as major fossil fuel polluter ExxonMobil may face a trial for its emissions.

At the Bonn Climate Conference last week, there was a tense stand-off on ‘Loss and Damage’.

India faces major challenges in achieving 11 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. India recorded 280 heat wave days across 16 states in 2022 — most in this decade, according to our new State of India’s Environment in figures.And the plastic litter problem in India is worsening due to extreme weather events.

The Kerala state transport board plans to purchase 50 electric and 10 hydrogen-fuelled buses.

Our upcoming online training will be held from July 25 to August 5, titled An Introduction to Climate Change: Science, Politics and Impacts. You can register here.
Stockholm+50: Oceans on simmer, 02 June 2022
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IPCC’s missing pathways to real climate solutions, 07 June 2022
A gender transformative and rights-based policy approach to climate modelling is needed
A prickly poser, 06 June 2022
There are inconvenient truths about rich countries and global greenhouse gas emissions; and the world is not listening
Stockholm+50: Is science for just solutions, 04 June 2022
If science-policy interfaces are to deliver just and effective solutions to climate change, they must involve indigenous peoples and local communities
Stockholm syndrome: What should ‘+50’ be about, 01 June 2022
The 50th anniversary celebration of the Stockholm conference should be about our common future, not the divisions of the past
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Bonn Climate Conference begins with tense stand-off on ‘Loss and Damage’, 06 June 2022
Developing countries complain that no commitments made to provide any kind of written inputs or have any concrete outcomes about L&D finance
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Climate change victim: How high temperatures, drought have endangered this Kalahari bird, 06 June 2022
The southern yellow-billed hornbill has not been able to breed properly and its numbers have declined subsequently
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India’s SDG preparedness ranking continues to decline: Report, 06 June 2022
Country faces major challenges in achieving 11 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals
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The price the planet pays for our food, 05 June 2022
Consumption of agrifood products is projected to more than double through 2050 from 2009 levels
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Extreme weather events in India may be transporting more plastic litter into oceans, warn experts, 03 June 2022
Understanding source, distribution of plastics can help target priority areas to implement mitigation policies
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Why the new ‘normal’ for rainfall calculation may be problematic for India‘s farmers, 03 June 2022
The value for ‘normal’ rainfall decreased by 12 millimetres, according to India Meteorological Department’s new standards
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Stockholm+50: We need decentralisation of ‘power’, 03 June 2022
Power generation and transmission models that are local and self-sustaining can increase access to energy in the future
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A farmer & a melting glacier: Why German judges are on a trip to Peru, 02 June 2022
Judges, experts from Germany arrive in Huarez, Peru to assess risk
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State of India’s Environment in figures: India recorded 280 heat wave days across 16 states in 2022 — most in decade, 02 June 2022
With climate change, such extreme events will become severe, more frequent
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Polar Ebb & Stockholm+50: We need urgent agreement to protect Antarctica, the Arctic, 02 June 2022
Countries should draft an Arctic Treaty System in line with its Antarctic counterpart
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COVID 19, Russia vs Ukraine pushed back universal energy access goalpost, 01 June 2022
Renewable energy only source to grow through pandemic; Africa lags most
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Stockholm+50: Measuring progress will be a big deal, 01 June 2022
Sustainability will command top priority when the world meets to review Stockholm; post-pandemic recovery must be inclusive
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Greece passes first climate law, 01 June 2022
The law envisages decommissioning all lignite / coal plants by 2028
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Biomass electricity: New boiler technology enables use of all agricultural residue, 01 June 2022
The vibrating grate boiler is greener than conventional boilers
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Kerala registers car that runs on hydrogen fuel — 1st in country, 01 June 2022
Kerala state transport board plans to purchase 50 electric, 10 hydrogen-fuelled buses
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Climate change denial: ExxonMobil may face trial, 01 June 2022
Massachusetts High Court case accuses fossil fuel major of decieving investors, breaking laws
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This Weekly Newsletter is published by Down to Earth and the Centre for Science and Environment, a Delhi-based global think tank advocating on global south developmment issues.
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