Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries agreed to take steps to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and preferably to 1.5C, compared with pre-industrial levels.
But time is running out and scientists warn that society needs rapid and unprecedented change to curb global warming and avoid catastrophic climate change.
Governments and companies need to be thinking about what the scientists are telling us. COVID-19 teaches us that, Sean Kidney, chief executive of Climate Bonds Initiative, said.
In the United States, the incoming administration includes a strong team of leaders, including former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate czar, to help advance new technology and reduce carbon emissions, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, said.
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On a quest for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
"DIB (Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging) has been my focus for a very long time now. My post doctoral research is in gender diversity and I periodically write research based editorial articles in national dailies"
Goals set right from a very young age
“Be resilient and be loyal to the company or your client. They believe in you and you should believe what you do"
Racing ahead of stereotypes
“Always keep your head high and feet on the ground, because the faster you fly the faster you come down. Always stay grounded”
Doll it up, the Althea way
“I have learnt more with the downs because that is how we train ourselves to be better and devise methods to get those things sorted”
Reinfusing soul and grit
“Being an entrepreneur is a strenuous process, while acting gives you a lot of joy. Though I enjoy both, I look at acting as nirvana”
A ta santé, wine queen!
“To be called a pioneer, it is a long route filled with hard work,perseverance and patience”
Stairway to nostalgia and enduring camaraderie
As told to Fred Cochin by veteran singer and his longtime friend Sujatha Mohan. They revive memories of music concerts of yesteryears, life amid pandemic and more
Giving forms to words artfully
“I always keep myself associated with my art irrespective of how many challenges or hurdles I have to face"
Breaking gender and body stereotypes
“As each year passes within the blink of an eye, I try to learn from my mistakes and am constantly striving to be a better version of myself, irrespective of whether it works or not”
A homemaker and proud of it
“The idea of wind chimes came in through the thought of waste management. I wanted to create things that bring in happiness for others, through waste materials”