Researcher concludes that country “has set an emission target that it can almost achieve without any serious action”.
As around 70,000 people descend on Dubai for COP 28, the warnings signs of the climate crisis are clear. So far this year has been the hottest ever, and the future looks bleak.
Renewable energy should be tripled globally by 2030. That is the first of five pillars of action from the International Energy Agency for the COP28 climate summit starting on November 30 in Dubai.
COP28 host, the United Arab Emirates, has planned to use its status at the UN annual climate conference in Dubai to make new oil and gas deals with as many as 15 member nations, according to leaked briefing documents obtained by the BBC.
US and global institutions have been lobbying the “super-emitter” all year long. The moment of truth will arrive at the summit.
Turkish companies provide Israel with 40% of its oil and at least 7% of its electricity. Tehran would like to see that stop.
Sometimes known as the sirocco, haboob, yellow dust, white storm or harmattan, the phenomenon that engulfs everything in its path can be a costly disaster.
Data shows that in region an area almost four times the size of Kyrgyzstan is degraded.
The total value of electronic commerce transactions in Iran grew by 75% to reach IRR 13,400 trillion ($25.7bn), during the first half of the current Iranian year (started March 2023), Donya-e Eqtesad Daily reported on November 13.
The Central Bank of Iran says fostering smart banking services is high on its agenda, adding that it wants fintechs to be a part of the developments, IBENA reported on November 13.
A recent review of the financial statements of 13 private banks listed with Tehran Stock Exchange indicates lenders’ success in attracting deposits during the seven months to October 22, EcoIran reported on November 12.
More than 160,000 undocumented Afghans have been forcibly deported from Pakistan, which claims the refugees have been involved in Islamist militant attacks and crimes.
At an Ankara press conference, Turkey’s top diplomat leaves boycott appeal voiced by his Iranian counterpart hanging in the air.
Subsidised prices, over-reliance on gas and oil, and a lack of investment (partly due to international sanctions) have led to worsening energy shortages.