Climate finance is not charity, says Indian minister at COP26

India’s environment and climate minister says rich countries have “an obligation, responsibility, duty and a pledge” to provide climate finance to developing countries and must fulfill an unfulfilled promise of raising USD 100 billion annually . In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Bhupendra Yadav said that addressing the shortfalls in finance was … Read more

India’s fight against heat shows the stakes of COP26 climate talks

In India’s desert state of Rajasthan, where temperatures often reach 40 °C (100 °F), the heat can be exhausting and difficult to escape. “Most supermarkets have air conditioning,” said Kakul Mishra, a self-employed accountant. “In shops and buildings that don’t have a cooling system, you really feel the heat.” Indians like Mishra are at the … Read more