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'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

Today 10:30am - The birds no longer sing, and the herbs no longer grow. The fish no longer swim in rivers that have turned a murky brown. The animals do not roam, and the cows are sometimes found dead.

India developing a carbon market

Friday - India is developing its carbon market by undergoing several climate action plans in just a matter of days. The world’s 3rd-biggest emitter planned to set up a carbon credit market for the hard-to-abate sectors. These would initially include energy, steel, and cement industries.

India approves climate plan with increased ambition, clarifying energy goals

4 Aug 22 - India’s cabinet has approved an updated national climate plan, cementing targets pledged by Narendra Modi in November, including a 2070 net zero goal and 45% reduction in emissions intensity by 2030.

Nepal’s citizen scientists track climate change

1 Aug 22 - The village of Phorste below Mt Everest has the highest number of high altitude guides who have died climbing in the Himalaya, but its Sherpas inhabitants are now being recruited to also become citizens scientists.

Mideast nations wake up to damage from climate change

26 Jul 22 - Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world’s average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity.

Pakistan's largest city battered by torrential rain as climate crisis makes weather more unpredictable

26 Jul 22 - Public services in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, have been suspended and businesses are being urged to close, as torrential rains cause deadly flash flooding and infrastructure damage, leaving at least 15 dead since Saturday.

India plans $10 billion electric bus contract to curb emissions

21 Jul 22 - State-controlled Convergence Energy Services Ltd. is planning a $10-billion tender for 50,000 electric buses that will drive India’s plans to decarbonize public transport and help meet its goals for net zero emissions.

Indonesian islanders sue cement giant Holcim over climate damage

13 Jul 22 - Residents of Pulau Pari, an Indonesian island threatened by rising sea levels, are suing cement giant Holcim over its carbon dioxide emissions, a Swiss charity said on Tuesday.

Hong Kong launches international carbon council, to support cross-border trading

7 Jul 22 - Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, or HKEX, has launched the Hong Kong International Carbon Market Council, the exchange said in a statement late July 5, with developing an international...

No power, no fans, no AC: The villagers fighting to survive India’s deadly heatwaves

6 Jul 22 - Suman Shakya wants me to touch the concrete wall of her bedroom, where her one-year-old son lies soaked with sweat. It burns my hand as if it were a hot pan. “Now imagine sitting in front of a hot...

Thailand and Switzerland sign world’s first country-to-country carbon offsetting pact

27 Jun 22 - Thailand and Switzerland have signed the world’s first country-to-country cooperation pact on offsetting carbon emissions.

In hottest city on Earth, mothers bear brunt of climate change

16 Jun 22 - Heavily pregnant Sonari toils under the burning sun in fields dotted with bright yellow melons in Jacobabad, which last month became the hottest city on Earth.

Singapore's dengue 'emergency' is a climate change omen for the world

8 Jun 22 - Singapore says it is facing a dengue "emergency" as it grapples with an outbreak of the seasonal disease that has come unusually early this year.

Temasek commits US$3.6 billion to launch climate-focused investment platform

7 Jun 22 - Singapore's state-owned investor Temasek said on Monday it would invest an initial amount of S$5 billion (US$3.64 billion) to establish an investment platform GenZero, in a step towards driving its...

Hyundai accused of ‘greenwash’ after u-turn on pledge to use only clean energy

2 Jun 22 - Hyundai has come under fire for announcing a plan to build a natural gas-fired power station soon after pledging to use only renewable energy.

'A sign of things to come': India and Pakistan heatwave made 30 times more likely by climate change, study finds

25 May 22 - The savage heatwave that has scorched India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a harbinger of the region's future, scientists have said in a new study.

After renewables frenzy, Vietnam’s solar energy goes to waste

19 May 22 - For up to 12 days every month, Tran Nhu Anh Kiet, a supermarket manager in Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan province, is forced to turn off his solar panels during the most lucrative peak sunshine hours.

Over 90 million Indians at risk of hunger due to climate change: report

16 May 22 - The effects of climate change will put 9.06 crore [90 million] Indians at risk of hunger in the next eight years, according to the Global Food Policy Report 2022 on ‘Climate change and food systems’...

Philippines' court declares fossil fuel companies' climate liabilities a human rights issue

16 May 22 - When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2013, it made a direct hit on the hometown of Yeb Saño’s family. Saño,the country’s chief climate negotiator at the time, had to attend the United...

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