India may tighten rules, not impose outright ban, Zebpay says

India is set to propose a new crypto bill in Parliament, and investors are trying to understand what this might mean for the future of virtual currencies in South Asia’s largest economy. Lawmakers may eventually choose to impose strict regulations on the cryptocurrency market rather than impose a total ban on private currencies, according to … Read more

Charts show Asia-Pacific’s heavy reliance on coal for energy

Piles of coal in Rizhao Port, Shandong Province, China, on November 2, 2021. VCG | China Optical Group | Getty Images The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the world’s largest emitters of carbon — and experts say much of the global effort to combat climate change depends on Asian countries reducing their dependence … Read more

Can India achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2070? The road is long but not impossible

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the World Leaders Summit “Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Diffusion” at the COP26 Climate Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 2, 2021. Jeff J. Mitchell | AFP | Getty Images Economists told CNBC that India’s path to net zero emissions will be long and difficult — although not … Read more

China, Brazil among nations pledging to end deforestation by 2030

A deforested area in the Amazon rainforest in the state of Para, Brazil, on October 14, 2014. Rafael Alves | AFP | Getty Images More than 100 world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, China’s Xi Jinping, and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, have committed to ending deforestation by 2030. The deal was agreed on Monday … Read more

Who’s going to COP26? And who won’t be there for the UN climate talks?

European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a press conference ahead of the G20 and COP26 (Glasgow Conference) at Berlaymont, EU Commission headquarters on October 28, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Mons | Getty Images News | Getty Images Glasgow, Scotland – The COP26 Climate Summit kicks off on Sunday, when world leaders … Read more

Who’s going to COP26? And who won’t be there for the UN climate talks?

European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a press conference ahead of the G20 and COP26 (Glasgow Conference) at Berlaymont, EU Commission headquarters on October 28, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Mons | Getty Images News | Getty Images Glasgow, Scotland – The COP26 Climate Summit kicks off on Sunday, when world leaders … Read more

India rejects net zero emissions target, Modi off to climate talks

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 25, 2021 in New York City. Eduardo Munoz | Getty Images India has rejected calls to announce a net carbon emissions target this week, ahead of the United Nations’ global climate talks, where world … Read more