Tags: Paris Climate Change Agreement

Think about climate change, pollution while casting votes: Activists urge Delhiites

Green activists Friday expressed concern over “evasive behaviour” of political parties towards environmental issues in the city, urging Delhiites to consider air pollution and climate change while casting votes in the general elections. “We want clean air, safe food and clean energy–jal, jungle aur zameen (water, forest and land),” was the slogan raised by the […]

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India on track to achieve Paris climate change agreement target: US expert

India, which is successfully pushing its aggressive policy of adding renewable energy to its energy profile, is projected to be on track to achieve its target set under the historic Paris climate change agreement, a top US energy expert has said. Testifying before a Congressional Committee on Paris Climate Change Agreement Commitment, energy expert from […]

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Environment Ministry and University of British Columbia signs MoU on forestry science

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada for next 10 years in New Delhi.  Both the institutions shall explore opportunities for future collaborations in the field of forestry science through their respective organizations namely Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, […]

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Climate change could wipe out Bengal tigers

Sundarbans — the iconic Bengal tiger’s last coastal stronghold and the world’s biggest mangrove forest — could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years, scientists say. Spanning more than 10,000 square kilometres, the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh and India is the biggest mangrove forest on Earth, and also […]

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Climate Change Poses “Incredible Risk” to Cities – UN’s Top Climate Official

Speaking at this year’s Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa warned that the impacts of climate change are “an incredible risk” to many cities throughout the world. “They will affect their infrastructure, their economies, and the lives of people living there. But we can avoid the worst of […]

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United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord: Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction. “Frankly, it’s an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made […]

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Pakistan committed to tackling climate change: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his country and government remains committed to playing its role in global efforts for tackling the issue of climate change. Addressing the Global Change Impact Studies Centre’s (GCISC) Climate Change Conference here, Geo TV quoted Abbasi, as saying that Pakistan had ratified the Paris Agreement on […]

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Global banks and investors undermining Paris climate agreement goals: Reports

On the eve of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement‘s second anniversary, two new reports on Monday revealed how large banks and investors are actively undermining the Paris climate goals by financing new coal-fired power plants. Investors from India account for six per cent of the institutional investments in coal plant developers. The reports provide data exposing […]

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Nepal to hold an international conference on climate change

Nepal will hold an international conference to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range. President Bidya Devi Bhandari will inaugurate the four- day long conference aimed at developing solutions for a sustainable future for Asia that could withstand the impacts of climate change. Over 200 […]

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CDP Report puts Spotlight on Deforestation Risks in Supply Chains

A new report by CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, shows growing risk to investment returns as companies are not addressing deforestation risks in their commodities supply chains. Over USD 900 billion of annual turnover is dependent on commodities linked to deforestation, including soy, palm oil, cattle and timber, making financial institutions increasingly concerned about […]

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