On April 22 ( Earth Day)vand 23, United States President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to a virtual Leaders Summit.
Date: April 22-23, 2021
Date: March 23-25, 2021
It has been five years since COP21 that led to the signing of the historic Paris Accord. But in the last five years there has been more talk and less action.
A day after the US voted for its new president, it stopped being part of the world's biggest climate treaty, the UN-backed Paris Agreement.
Join Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) for a discussion on the US election results and what it may mean for climate negotiations and action in the near future.
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The Anthropocene is characterized by the multi-pronged existential threat of climate change, which in turn is defined by atmospheric warming, rising sea levels, escalating greenhouse gas emissions and the destruction of fragile ecosystems. An added layer of complexity is the important socio-political question: historically, India has not been the greatest emitter of greenhouse gasses (GHGs). An Indian emitted 1.97 tonnes of carbon dioxide (tCO2) annually in 2018, while Americans and Canadians both emitted well over 16 tCO2. India’s per capita emissions were also a fraction of the European Union (6.78 tCO2/person) and China (7.95 tCO2/person), making it the lowest per capita emitter amongst the world’s large economies.