India seeks a greater voice for the developing world at G20 but the Ukraine war may overshadow talks
It’s never been easy for the leaders of the world’s largest economies to find common ground, but Russia’s war on Ukraine has made it even harder for the Group of 20 meeting to reach meaningful agreements this year.
What are biofuels and why is it so confusing whether they are a source of clean energy or not?
India, the current president of the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations, has proposed a global biofuel alliance that seeks to accelerate sustainable biofuels deployment to support the global energy transition.
War sanctions against Russia highlight growing divisions among the Group of 20 countries
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is facing growing skepticism from some leading rich and developing nations as the residual impact of sanctions against Russia is deepening divisions among the Group of 20 countries.
As G20 leaders prepare to meet in recently flooded New Delhi, climate policy issues are unresolved
Despite extreme weather events battering India and the rest of the world in the last few months, climate ministers of the G20 nations ended their last meeting for the year without resolving major disagreement on climate policies.
Heavy rain and landslides have killed at least 72 people this week in an Indian Himalayan state
Days of relentless rain in India’s Himalayan region have killed at least 72 people this week as a heavy monsoon triggered landslides and flash floods that have submerged roads, washed away buildings and left residents scrambling for safety.
India passes data protection legislation in Parliament. Critics fear privacy violation
Indian lawmakers have approved a data protection legislation that “seeks to better regulate big tech firms and penalize companies for data breaches” as several groups expressed concern over citizens’ privacy rights.
Rescuers find more bodies in landslide-hit village in western India, bringing the death toll to 21
Rescuers have found five more bodies in India’s western Maharashtra state, raising the death toll from a landslide triggered by torrential rains to at least 21 with many others feared trapped under the debris.
Yamuna river reaches the iconic Taj Mahal's outer walls in India after swelling with monsoon rains
Rising water from the Yamuna river has reached the outer boundary walls of the iconic Taj Mahal and submerged one of its adjacent gardens after record monsoon rains swelled rivers across northern India over the last three weeks.
India's Tata will build a $5-billion new electric car battery factory in the UK
India’s Tata Sons has confirmed plans to build a 4-billion-pound, or $5.2-billion, electric car battery factory in the U.K. The plant is expected to become one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing sites when it begins production in 2026.
UN requires delegates at climate talks to reveal affiliation in effort to curb lobbying by Big Oil
The United Nations will require delegates attending the global body’s annual climate summit to disclose their affiliation in an effort to clamp down on undue influence by fossil fuel companies and others.
G7 'outreach' an effort to build consensus on global issues like Ukraine, China, climate change
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are sitting down with a carefully chosen set of counterparts from other countries during their summit in Japan in an effort to expand the G7’s sway and to include voices from the so-called Global South.
Biden to visit Japan, Australia for meetings with allies
President Joe Biden will visit Japan and Australia next month to huddle with allies on their continued response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as ways to confront China’s assertive economic and military moves in the Indo-Pacific region.
Don't leave Global South out of green tech growth, UN warns
The majority of developing nations are set to miss out on the economic benefits of booming green technologies, slowing progress toward their climate goals and widening the inequality gap between rich and poor countries, a United Nations report warned Thursday.
New this week: 'Halloween Ends,' 'Rosaline' and The 1975
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from The 1975 and Red Hot Chili Peppers, some sort of conclusion to the Michael Myers saga with the arrival of the horror thriller “Halloween Ends” and a new TV spin-off from the “Supernatural” franchise.”.
Russia sends more energy to Asia as Europe cuts back
A new report says Russia sent significantly more oil and coal to India and China over the summer compared with the start of the year, while European countries that long relied on Russian energy have cut back sharply in response to the war in Ukraine.
Indian woman condemns release of her convicted rapists
A Muslim woman who was gang raped while pregnant during India’s devastating 2002 religious riots has appealed to the government to rescind its decision to free 11 men who had been jailed for life for committing the crime, after they were released on suspended sentences.