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Student of IIT Kharagpur bags award at Clean Energy Conference in Paris

A fourth year of IIT Kharagpur has won an award at an international conference on ‘Clean and Green Energy’ in Paris, an IIT KGP statement said today. Ankur Mehta, a chemical engineering student of IIT Kharagpur, was awarded the ‘Best (Oral) Presentation Certificate’ in the seventh edition of the three-day International Conference on Clean and […]

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India presents USD 3.1 tn climate investment opportunities till 2030: IFC

India’s ambitious plans to meet its climate targets under the Paris Agreement represent about $3.1 trillion worth of investment opportunities by 2030, a report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) said on Thursday. According to IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the sectors offering those investment opportunities are renewable energy, green buildings, transport […]

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Bonn Climate Conference Becomes Launch-Pad for Higher Ambition

Nations agreed today to launch the next steps towards higher climate action ambition before 2020 at the close of the annual UN climate conference held in the German city of Bonn. Backed by a wide range of positive announcements from governments, cities, states, regions, companies and civil society, delegates from over 190 countries agreed to […]

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Italy and UN Launch Fellowship Programme for Climate Vulnerable Countries

The Government of Italy and UN Climate Change have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a new Fellowship Programme aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to respond to the challenges arising from climate change. The new Programme titled “Capacity Award Programme […]

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India-France cooperation a ‘partnership for planet’: Jean-Yves Le Drian

Describing the India-France cooperation as a “partnership for the planet”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) will play a crucial role in helping developing nations gain access to sustainable energy at lower costs. Le Drian said India and France have expressed the desire to maintain the momentum […]

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Syria Officially signs Paris Climate Accord, US lone outsider

Syria has officially signed up to the Paris Agreement, the UN said, leaving the United States as the only country to reject the global climate-rescue pact. “The Syrian Arab Republic deposited its instrument of accession of the Paris Agreement on 13 November 2017,” said the UN climate secretariat (UNFCCC) hosting the annual round of global […]

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R. K. Singh leads Indian Delegation in the IEA Ministerial, Paris, addresses Plenary Session on Driving the Transitions to Clean Energy

Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Raj Kumar Singh led the Indian delegation in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Ministerial, being held in Paris. The Minister emphasized the importance of clean energy and assured achievement of 175GW of renewable target of India while addressing the Plenary Session on Driving […]

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