Climate Change May Cut Farm Income By 20-25%, Says Economic Survey

Climate change could adversely affect farmers income by up to 20-25 per cent in the medium term, the Economic Survey warned and suggested the need for “dramatic” improvement in irrigation, use of new technologies and better targeting of power and fertiliser subsidies. The government has also been recommended to take “radical follow-up action” to achieve its objective of addressing agricultural stress […]

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Climate change and snowmelt -turn up the heat, but what about humidity?

It’s said on sticky summer days: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” That holds true in the winter too, and could hold the key to the future of snowpack and water resources in the American West. In a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Utah professor Paul Brooks […]

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Climate change linked to more flowery forests: Study

Florida State University researchers have revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in remote tropical forests. Studying the rich tropical forests of Panama’s Barro Colorado Island, the researchers found that climbing rates of carbon dioxide have set the stage for a multi-decade increase in overall flower production in forests. Lead […]

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United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord: Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction. “Frankly, it’s an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made […]

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Maharashtra cabinet finally adopts a plan on climate change

Eight years after the Centre’s direction to formulate a state action plan on climate change, and seven years after awarding the contract for a comprehensive vulnerability assessment study, the Maharashtra cabinet has finally adopted a plan on climate change. Titled ‘Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Maharashtra: Maharashtra State Action Plan on Climate […]

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2017 in Retrospect: Despite ‘Trump effect’, global climate change momentum gains

The Trump administration’s decision earlier this year to pull out of the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, saying the Obama-era deal was an attempt to diminish the US economy and take jobs away, has not stopped incredible global momentum to curb global warming. Environmental advocates believe that, amidst the shadow of the US decision, 2017 has […]

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Asia-Pacific Climate Week Calls for Scaling-up Climate Action

Bangkok, Thailand – Finance and sector ministers and high-level officials from more than 30 countries in Asia-Pacific joined private sector leaders to identify ways to scale up climate action and find innovative financing solutions for the transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient economies. The Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2017) culminated in a Regional Climate Action Agenda that will strengthen regional […]

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Pakistan committed to tackling climate change: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his country and government remains committed to playing its role in global efforts for tackling the issue of climate change. Addressing the Global Change Impact Studies Centre’s (GCISC) Climate Change Conference here, Geo TV quoted Abbasi, as saying that Pakistan had ratified the Paris Agreement on […]

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Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and reporting on its energy productivity journey

Schneider Electric has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity and is throwing light on the doubling of its energy productivity. The company strongly believes it cannot go renewable without ensuring optimization of its energy system first. Today’s commitments are yet another step in Schneider Electric’s journey to becoming carbon neutral by 2030. Aligned with these […]

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Global banks and investors undermining Paris climate agreement goals: Reports

On the eve of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement‘s second anniversary, two new reports on Monday revealed how large banks and investors are actively undermining the Paris climate goals by financing new coal-fired power plants. Investors from India account for six per cent of the institutional investments in coal plant developers. The reports provide data exposing […]

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