Tags: climate policy

Responsibility of developed nations to reduce carbon emissions first: Javadekar

Speaking at the 20th edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said it is the responsibility of developed nations to reduce annual carbon emissions first but they are taking no action. The minister said since 1990, “the world has reduced annual carbon emissions only by half per […]

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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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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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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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Cats and picnics get more mentions than the environment: BAFTA

The new report ‘Subtitles to save the World’ shows that words like ‘cats’ and ‘picnics’ both get more mentions on British television than the environment ‘Planet Placement’ launches, encouraging the television industry to weave more environmental messaging into content, no matter the genre A new report released by BAFTA and albert, supported by analysis from Deloitte […]

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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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Earth Day Network, Twitter partners to launch ‘Earth in Our Hands’ Emoji

As Earth Day prepares to mark its 50th anniversary, Twitter has partnered with Earth Day Network to recognize the urgency of the environmental movement through a new Earth Day emoji. The emoji will run for 365 days – through the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020 – in a first-of-its-kind collaboration. The image, which shows […]

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Interview: Dr. Shresth Tayal, Area Convenor, Centre for Himalayan Ecology, TERI.

If reports are to be believed Antarctica and Greenland aren’t the Earth’s only frozen places threatened by human-caused climate change: The Himalayas are also at risk, in fact, a whopping two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers could melt if global warming continues, what are your views on the same. The Himalayan ranges rightfully justify its meaning, an […]

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Can China keep its climate promises and source 20% energy from renewables by 2030?

China can easily meet its Paris climate pledge to peak its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but sourcing 20 per cent of its energy needs from renewables and nuclear power by that date may be considerably harder, researchers said on Tuesday. Tripling the share of non-fossil fuels will require a major overhaul of China’s recalcitrant […]

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Piyush Goyal, Dr Harsh Vardhan among 7 Indians in ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019’

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dr Harsh Vardhan are among the seven Indians who have been named in the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019’ for taking steps in order to combat climate change. The list, unveiled on the late evening of March 20, came on the official site of Apolitical, […]

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