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United Nations in India celebrates climate action on UN Day

The UN in India commemorated the 76th year of its founding with a celebration of climate action in India, highlighting its enduring partnership with the Government and the people of India. The commemoration also showcased the incremental role young people are playing in India achieving its climate ambition. Speaking at the in-person commemoration, Union Minister […]

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WDO launches international call for resources around design and sustainability

As designers around the world work to become more intentional, sustainable and inclusive in their design practices, the World Design Organization (WDO) is embarking on a new project to explore design as a key pathway for achieving global sustainability. As part of its continued effort to align its programming to the United Nations Sustainable Development […]

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UN Secy Gen’s phase out fossil fuels advice to India welcomed by Experts

UN secretary general’s advice to India to phase out fossil fuel to combat climate change has been welcomed by the experts. The UN Secy Gen talking about phasing out of fossil fuel said it’s possible to shift to renewable energy but the government needs an inclusive and comprehensive action plan to ensure a just energy […]

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All members of UN can join ISA under recently amended Framework Agreement: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs recently said that all members of the United Nations can join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) under the amended ISA Framework Agreement. The necessary ratifications/approvals/acceptances obtained from the requisite number of ISA member countries as mandated by the Framework Agreement of the ISA, the said amendment has entered into force on […]

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If global warming is not stopped it would be total disaster: UN Chief

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an interview with The Associated Press said the world must dramatically change the way it is fueled to limit future warming to a level scientists call the nearly impossible. Speaking to the agency he said the alternative would be total disaster. The agency reports that Guterres is summoning world […]

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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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Climate change poses risks to international peace and security: UN

Climate change poses risks to international peace and security through massive displacement of people and increased competition for scarce natural resources, speakers told the Security Council while expressing divergent views on what the 15-member organ can do about it. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, said the risks associated with climate-related disasters do […]

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Commitments to climate actions made by more than 9,000 cities: UN yearbook

Commitments to climate actions have been made by more than 9,000 cities from 128 countries, around 240 states and regions from over 40 countries and more than 6,000 businesses in 120 countries representing $36 trillion, says a UN yearbook for 2018. Making commitments is only the first step towards the transformations necessary to achieve the […]

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Cabinet approves for resolution to open International Solar Alliance membership

The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave ex-post facto approval for India moving a resolution for opening up of International Solar Alliance (ISA) membership to all UN countries, an official statement said. International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of more than 121 countries initiated by India, most of them being sunshine countries, to work for […]

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PM Modi to get ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, the ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award, at a special ceremony in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra today. The award announced on September 26, on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly at New York City, will be presented by UN Secretary General Antonio […]

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