Tags: Climate Group

India’s Road to COP26 Summit calls on Indian businesses to act fast on climate

Two weeks after World Earth Day and the US Climate Action Week,  Indian businesses came together to demonstrate their ambition and commitment to climate change at the India’s Road to COP26 Summit. Hosted by the Climate Group, in partnership with  the UK Government (which holds the Presidency of COP26) and Customized Energy Solutions,  the summit […]

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Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change – UN weather agency chief

An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday. “This drop of emissions of six per cent, that’s unfortunately (only) short-term good news”, said Professor Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) […]

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Voice against climate change got louder than ever in 2019

The chorus against climate change got louder than ever in 2019, and the government took a slew of measures to mitigate its impact such as launching a national clean air programme, providing financial aid to states to save forests and Himalayan glaciers besides envisaging a national coastal mission to protect India’s shorelines. India also led […]

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UN appoints Mark Carney as Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance

Secretary-General has appointed Mark Carney of Canada as his Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance. As Special Envoy, he will focus on ambitious implementation of climate action, with special attention to significantly shifting public and private finance markets and mobilizing private finance to the levels needed to achieve the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.   This will include building […]

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Supreme Court slams authorities on rising pollution in Delhi-NCR

 Observing that people are not safe even inside their house due to the “atrocious” pollution situation in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered an immediate and complete stop to stubble burning by farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh blamed for 46 per cent of the pollution. The court also noted that people in the NCR […]

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GreenMatch Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions by EU Country

Analysing the Progress Towards 2020 GHG Emission Targets In 2007, the EU set targets for each of its member states to reduce overall pollution by 2020. One of the key goals in the 2020 climate and energy package, which was legislated in 2009, is a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases (GHG) are gases in the Earth’s atmosphere that trap […]

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Climate-change activists Disrupt London Rush Hour

Climate-change activists disrupted rail services in London on Thursday, sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train during rush hour. Extinction Rebellion is in the second week of a civil disobedience campaign that has targeted government buildings, an airport and financial institutions such […]

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Researchers finds ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida

Researchers have discovered two strains of ‘plastic-eating’ bacteria from the wetlands of Greater Noida, an advance that may lead to eco-friendly alternative clean-up methods for plastic waste worldwide. The bacterial strains discovered by researchers at Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, have the potential to decompose polystyrene — a key component in Single-Use […]

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HC dismisses petitions on Aarey, says ‘greens have failed’

“The greens (environmentalists) have failed,” the Bombay High Court said on Friday, while refusing to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declining to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro carshed. The court imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Shiv […]

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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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