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UN chief asks world leaders to come up with plan to boost climate action

UN chief Antonio Guterres has told world leaders to come up with concrete, realistic plans to boost climate action as greenhouse gas concentrations are driving global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels impacting millions of people. ‘The State of the Global Climate’ report was launched Thursday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and presents a grim […]

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Scientists from IIT Madras developed solar powered system to convert plastic into fuel

Scientists from IIT Madras have developed a solar powered system to convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel that can substitute diesel used in generators, furnaces and engines. The technology – which consists of a mobile unit that can collect and process waste – currently yields around 0.7 litres of fuel oil per kilogramme of plastic, researchers […]

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World Added Far More New Solar Than Fossil Fuel Power in 2017: UN Report

Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation at unprecedented levels in 2017, according to a new report that underlines that clean energy makes sense not only for the climate but for the global economy as well. Some 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity were installed worldwide in 2017, far more than the net additions of […]

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India’s imposition of duty on China imports and GST slowed solar capacity additions: UN Report

United Nations (UN) in its latest report said that India’s imposition of duty on Chinese solar cells and modules shipped and levy of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on panels have significantly slowed down solar capacity additions last year. The report says developing economies, comprising India, China and Brazil, committed $177 billion to renewables last […]

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Exicom installs first electric vehicle charging station at UN office

Exicom installed the first electric vehicle charging station at United Nation office in Lodhi Estate. It is part of the plan to develop EV charging points across the country. Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that Indians have learnt living in harmony with nature from the ancestors. He emphasized […]

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UN sees ‘worrying’ gap between Paris climate pledges and emissions cuts needed

Pledges made under the Paris Agreement are only a third of what is required by 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, pointing to the urgent need to boost efforts by both government and non-government actors, the United Nations environment wing said on Tuesday. “One year after the Paris Agreement entered into force, […]

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