Tags: Paris Climate Agreement

Germany Announces Additional EUR 1.2 bn in Development Cooperation to India

At the ongoing bilateral government negotiations 2021 during the visit of the delegation of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Republic of Germany has announced new commitments to the tune of more than EUR 1.2 billion (approx. INR 10,025 crore) In a briefing held at the German Embassy, Ambassador Walter Lindner said, “You […]

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Watch: PM Modi’s address at Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 said India welcomes the Climate Adaptation Summit and applauds the leadership of Prime Minister Mark Rutte towards this cause. He said Climate Adaptation is more significant today than ever before. And, it is a key element of India’s developmental efforts. Here is the excerpt from […]

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US is back to Paris Agreement, thanks to President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden returned the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts and immediately launched a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans drive and get their power. “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself,” Biden said in his inaugural address […]

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Infosys becomes carbon neutral 30 years ahead, outlines ESG vision for 2030

A very positive news for the environmentalist and climate lovers coming in, India’s second largest software services firm Infosys on Wednesday said it has turned carbon neutral, three decades ahead of the timeline set by the Paris Agreement for 2050. The Bengaluru-based company also announced ‘Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Vision for 2030’ as part […]

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China’s President Xi Jinping pledges carbon neutrality before 2060

Speaking to UN General Assembly via a video President Xi Jinping announced that China will scale up its Paris Agreement climate target and “aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” China is the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases, the announcement to cut its carbon dioxide emissions to […]

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US to rejoin Paris climate deal if Democrats voted to power: Joe Biden

US’s Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, if elected to power in the November presidential election, and set new standards towards reducing carbon emissions. Claiming that the 2015 Paris climate deal puts an “unfair economic burden” on Americans, President Donald Trump’s administration notified the United […]

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COVID-19 will permanently reduce global energy demand, buys time to reach Paris climate goals

The behavioural and economic ramifications of COVID 19 will permanently reduce global energy demand, according to DNV GL’s newly published Energy Transition Outlook. Compared to the pre-pandemic forecast, energy demand will be lowered 6-8% each year to the middle of the century. COVID-19 has prompted major behavioural shifts important to energy consumption, as demonstrated by […]

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India will overachieve Paris pact targets by 60%: IEEFA

India would significantly exceed its 2015 Paris Agreement target of a 40 per cent share of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Friday. Based on India’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA) projections, instead of 40 per cent, India will have 63 […]

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Will Modi spur global inaction into action on climate change?

The climate of change is dawning upon the global platform. The mega mandate with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India would begin his second term May 30, 2019, has potential to disrupt the decades-long global inertia to act on climate change, which has been recognised as the defining challenge of our times. However, defining actions have not […]

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Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy: Study

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth’s surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change – and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy. A new paper in Nature Communications reveals a combination of […]

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