Compiled by Purnima Joshi
The findings of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) having just become known, and rung the alarm bells loud and clear. There is no doubt that these will be the main feeder to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to be held in Glasgow on 31 October to 12 November 2021. Here new global targets will be set, and countries will be expected to make ambitious commitments in support of those targets.
And as we approach this major event, at another landmark event in his address at the UN General Assembly, Chinese President Xi JinPing said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world in a way. And there’s lots more in this issue, so we’re sure it makes an enjoyable read!
China will be the most efficient country in the world in reducing carbon emissions: official
Global Times, 23 Sept 2021
China's "dual carbon" target will make it the most efficient country in the world in reduction of carbon emissions, an official mentioned on Wednesday, which marks the one-year anniversary of China's proposal to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.
China, US announce separate, major steps to combat climate change
France24.com, 22 Sept 2021
Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly.
FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Climate Change: Govt Must Strive for Sustainability While Ensuring Food Security
The Quint, 19 Sept 2021
The need for science-based policymaking is perhaps stronger at this stage of human development than ever before.
The 'diesel vs doughnuts' debate
Eco-Business, 20 Sept 2021
As the demand for vegetable oil soars, soybean farmers are deciding whether to sell their products for food or biofuel production. With biofuel producers emerging as the highest bidders, what does this mean for the future of food security?
The domino effect, air pollution and climate change
airqualitynews.com, 21st Sept 2021
The climate crisis and air pollution are two of the biggest threats facing humankind, but like with most things, it would be foolish to address these as two separate issues.
AIIB and IRENA Team-Up to Accelerate Asia’s Energy Transition
saurenergy.com 22 Sept 2021
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to work together to support Asia’s energy transition and mobilize greater private capital for renewable energy.
Greenko aims to become Net Carbon Zero by 2040
Livemint.com, 21 Sept 2021
The Hyderabad-based firm has inked ‘The Climate Pledge’ and joined more than 200 companies with the aim of net zero carbon emissions
The road to net-zero transport could cost Asia over $12 trillion, report finds
CNBC, 20 Sept 2021
Three of Asia’s largest economies will spend an estimated $12 trillion to achieve net-zero carbon emission in their transport industries, according to Dutch bank, ING.
Ignore COP 26 At Our Peril
22nd Sept 2021
The findings from the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will be the main feeder to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to be held in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.
KEY EVENTS :
Report: Climate Change Could See 200 Million Move by 2050
gvwire.com, 13 Sept 2021
Climate Change Spurs Typhus Incidence In Laos
Eurasia Review, 24 Sept 2021
Coal financing in Africa and Asia shows troubling trend – report
powerengineeringint.com, 21st Sept 2021
Mia Seppo: Climate crisis no longer a looming crisis
The cat is back: Wild Amur tigers rebound in China, thanks to govt policies
Mongabay, 21 Sept 2021
CGM's Asia-Pacific Climate Digest is compiled by communications consultant Purnima Joshi.
With over two decades of experience in corporate communications, Purnima combines her skills in creative and communication along with her passion for working for the community. She has worked on a multitude of projects in waste management, circular economy, building active citizenship in the community, some of which have won awards.
These also include a project on building climate resilience for UNICEF as well as some award-winning projects. She has been associated with several NGOs in an advisory capacity for over 10 years.