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UN Green Climate Fund approves first project for North Korea

The UN Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $752,000 in funding for North Korea to help Pyongyang deal with climate change, marking the first financing project by the fund for the reclusive nation, a media report said. The fund will help North Korea improve its “readiness” to tackle climate change, Yonhap News Agency said in […]

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India signs MoU with Switzerland on Climate Change

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of India represented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the Government of Switzerland represented by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs on Technical Cooperation in the field of Climate Change and Environment was signed recently. This information was provided by Minister of State, […]

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Climate summit host Spain struggles on environment

Spain wanted to make a splash on the international scene by agreeing to host next month’s COP25 climate summit at the last minute after Chile pulled out. But experts say green issues have not been a priority in the country, which has a poor environmental track record. Only 2.3 percent of all Spaniards consider the […]

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Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental “apocalypse”. “To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel,” XR said on its website ahead […]

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Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned

Climate groups including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry. Carmakers should stop developing large, heavy cars and vehicles with combustion engines, the “Exit” consortium said at a press conference on the eve of the […]

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Climate change affects floods in Europe

Overflowing rivers can cause enormous damage: Worldwide, the annual damage caused by river floods is estimated at over 100 billion dollars — and it continues to rise. So far it has not been clear how climate change influences the magnitude of river floods. There were no apparent patterns. Austrian flood expert Prof. Günter Blöschl from […]

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Collaboration with India on climate action is quite important: UN official

The collaboration with India on climate action is quite important and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue leading on climate issues, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit said. “The contribution, collaboration with India is also quite important, being one of the major emitters. Prime Minister Modi met only […]

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UN chief Guterres says world ‘not on track’ with climate change

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was “not on track” to limiting global temperature rises. In a strong message for action on climate change, Guterres said international political resolve was fading and it was the small island nations that were “really in the […]

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Cutting household fuel use may help India meet air quality standards: Study

India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the India Institute of Technology. Eliminating emissions from these sources — without any changes to industrial or vehicle […]

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