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Climate Change

Raag Bhairavi at Glasgow COP26

The climate conference at Glasgow, COP26, has provided hopes for limiting global warming to 1.5°C. India’s commitments included achieving net-zero by 2070, alongside increasing the share of non-fossil in installed electricity generation to 50% and enhancing the emissions intensity reduction target to 45%, and working towards zero-emission vehicles. Realisation of targets requires resources and trust that the international processes will indeed fulfil expectations on finance, technical support, and capacity building. Embedding climate change within development calls for an inclusive approach for a developing country like India, where climate action aligns with the overall transition to sustainability and social, economic, and ecological resilience for its citizens.


Raag Bhairavi, a popular raga in Hindustani classical music, is distinguished by its versatility, lending itself to performances at all hours of the day and blending into various genres of musical composition. For an Indian audience, the Conference of the Parties (COP26) discussions which stretched into the early morning hours were akin to a musical mehfil (soiree) with a rich diversity of recommendations being presented. As the deal was concluded, the raga of the hour seemed to be Bhairavi, setting the tone for the day ahead, with evidence of the early shoots of a global and local consonance. No doubt, many more notes will need to be incorporated to accomplish that final, inclusive, and harmonious melody.

Commitments for Climate Action

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Updated On : 22nd Nov, 2021
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