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Global carbon pricing revenue in 2021 increased by almost 60 percent to $84 Billion

According to the World Bank’s annual “State and Trends of Carbon Pricing” report released on Tuesday the Global carbon pricing revenue in 2021 increased by almost 60 percent from 2020 levels to around $84 billion, providing an important source of funds to help support a sustainable economic recovery, finance broader fiscal reforms, or invest in […]

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Climate change grave and mounting threat to our wellbeing and healthy planet: Report

Human-induced climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and affecting the lives of billions of people around the world, despite efforts to reduce the risks. People and ecosystems least able to cope are being hardest hit, said scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released today. “This report […]

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Government of Himachal Pradesh & GIZ concludes the two-day climate conference

The Department of Environment, Science & Technology, Government of Himachal Pradesh in association with The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) successfully concluded the two-day climate conference on 18th December 2021 at the iconic Hotel Peterhoff in Shimla.  Titled ‘SECURE HIMALAYA – SAFE INDIA”: Reducing Climate Change Induced Risks & Vulnerabilities due to GLOF-Glacial Lake Outburst Floods in […]

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Damming, Climate Change May Propel More Extreme Floods in Ganga Basin: Study

A new study published in Scientific Reports by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) provides insights into how climate change and anthropogenic activities like building dams affect the region. It analyses the effects of past human activity on the mountainous regions, focusing on two major tributaries, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, […]

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Urgent Steps Must Be Taken to Reduce Methane Emissions: UN

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  in the recently released Global Methane Assessment shows that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade. Such reductions would avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by 2045 and would be consistent with keeping the […]

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President Joe Biden pressed on emissions goal as climate summit nears

When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact not only on climate change efforts in the U.S. but throughout the world. The emissions target, eagerly awaited by […]

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Working from Home? These plants can help breathe pollution free air at your home

Early this year when the pandemic forced global lockdowns, one positive – if temporary – upside was a reduction in outdoor air pollution. The pollution level across the globe dropped significantly. Now when the countries have started returning back to normalcy in terms of work with the unlock strategies in place, pollution have rebounded to […]

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Frozen Information in magnetic minerals can forecast climatic changes faster

Clues to climate change in the past are found in fossils, micro-organisms, gases trapped in ice and isotopes, but the laboratory techniques are cumbersome, costly, and time-consuming. Indian scientists have now unraveled a technique using magnetic minerals that is rapid and efficient. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), an autonomous institute of the Department […]

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Despite green pledges, Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15 per cent

Amazon said Tuesday that its carbon footprint rose 15 per cent last year, even as it launched initiatives to reduce its harm on the environment. The online shopping giant said it emitted 51.17 million metric tons of carbon dioxide last year, the equivalent of 13 coal burning power plants running for a year. That’s up […]

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