NITI Aayog to Launch NDC–TIA today, significant focus will be given on electric mobility

NITI Aayog will virtually launch the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) today, 27th August.   GIZ Director, Division South Asia, Corinna Küsel, and Deputy Ambassador German Embassy, Stephan Grabherr, will open the event at 6 pm, followed by opening remarks by Dr Karsten Sach, Director General IK, International and European Policy, Climate […]

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Nitin Gadkari promotes pilot project to run electric buses with private investment

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday promoted a pilot project to run electric buses with private investment. “If anyone is ready to invest in India, we can give him a pilot project for a city, where they can run their buses on electricity. Running their buses through electricity, they will get […]

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More Than 50 percent of World’s Oceans is Affected by Climate Change

Over 50% of the world’s oceans could already be affected by climate change, with this figure rising as high as 80% over the coming decades, shows a new study. Scientists used climate models and observations in deeper areas of ocean worldwide to calculate for the first time the point at which changes to temperatures and […]

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Install 175 air quality monitoring stations within 6 months: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has reportedly directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB ) to install 175 air quality monitoring stations across the country within six months. The green panel directed the CPCB to monitor the work by holding periodical online meetings with the Chairman/Member Secretaries of state pollution control boards or other authorities. It said […]

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International Conference on Climate Change and Its Impact on Himalayan Region From September 14

A three-day online international conference on aerosol air quality, climate change and its impact on water resources and livelihoods in the Greater Himalayas will be held from September 14 to 16. The conference will deliberate on rapid increase in air pollution associated with industrialisation and urbanisation and its resultant impacts on regional and global air quality, […]

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Log 9 Supplies Made in India Sorbene pads to Aid Oil Spill Clean-up in Mauritius

Over the past two-three weeks, a major oil spill off the coast of island nation Mauritius has made global headlines while sparking off fears of an ecological catastrophe in the making. The crisis began on 25th July 2020, when a Japanese-firm owned bulk carrier vessel ‘MV Wakashio’ ran aground on a reef at Pointe d’Esny along […]

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HSBC launches ‘green deposit’ product for financing eco-friendly projects

British lender HSBC on Thursday launched a “green deposit” product with an explicit commitment to on-lend the accrued inflows to finance environmentally sustainable initiatives like renewable energy projects. The facility is available only to corporates and in a term deposit format, the bank, which has been in India for over a century, said. Financing of […]

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg urges Merkel to get out of climate “comfort zone”

Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel “to be brave enough to think long-term” in a meeting on Thursday where they discussed the climate crisis and measures to fight global warming. During a 90-minute conversation in the chancellery, Merkel explained her climate policy priorities for Germany’s European Union presidency, the goal of […]

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Germany narrowed gap to achieve climate protection target: Environment Ministry

Germany’s Environment Ministry on Wednesday announced that the country reduced greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 and narrowed the gap to achieve its climate protection target for 2020. The announcement was made in the Ministry’s 2019 climate protection report, which examines whether the set of measures aiming to reduce CO2 emissions would be sufficient to reach […]

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Greenpeace activists swim 500 metres to climb oil rig operated by Total

Four activists with Greenpeace Denmark have swum from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior across the Dan oil field in the Danish North Sea and are peacefully occupying the Dan Bravo oil rig to demand an immediate ban on all further oil and gas exploration in Denmark, followed by a complete phase out of domestic fossil fuel production […]

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