19th Edition of World Sustainable Development Summit to focus on 2030

The 19th edition of The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) flagship event, the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), will be held from January 29-31, 2020, at the India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. WSDS is one of the largest international events dedicated to accelerating the pursuit of sustainable development, and this year, it will […]

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Climate change could unlock new microbes and increase heat-related deaths

The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) recently published “Viewpoint” articles by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professors who warn that global climate change is likely to unlock dangerous new microbes, as well as threaten humans’ ability to regulate body temperature. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professors Rexford Ahima, M.D., Ph.D., and Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., along […]

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Spain declares climate emergency, signals move to renewables

Spain’s new government on Tuesday declared a “climate emergency” and pledged to unveil a draft bill on transitioning to renewable energy within its first 100 days in office. In a statement announced after the weekly cabinet meeting, the government committed to bringing a draft bill “to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the objective of reaching […]

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EPCA chief says factories should switch to cleaner fuel or face closure: Report

The chairman of Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) Bhure Lal reportedly on visit to Kaushambi took stock of measures taken to contain pollution in the township. According to ET, Bhure Lal issuing strict warning to factory owners said that all industrial units in the township should shift to cleaner fuel like PNG within a stipulated […]

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Hungary unveils ‘Christian democratic’-based climate strategy

Hungary unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that has been described by Prime Minister Viktor Orban as a “Christian democratic” approach to tackling global warming. Published on the government’s website, the National Energy and Climate Plan sets out targets including 90 percent carbon-neutral electricity production by 2030, mostly from nuclear and solar energy. Orban […]

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Voice against climate change got louder than ever in 2019

The chorus against climate change got louder than ever in 2019, and the government took a slew of measures to mitigate its impact such as launching a national clean air programme, providing financial aid to states to save forests and Himalayan glaciers besides envisaging a national coastal mission to protect India’s shorelines. India also led […]

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Scientists shows steps to help countries achieve 100 percent renewable energy

Stanford scientists have outlined new steps that 143 countries around the world can take to attain 100 per cent clean, renewable energy by the year 2050. The roadmap, published in the journal One Earth, uses the latest energy data available in each country to offer more precise guidance on how to reach those commitments. It […]

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UN Green Climate Fund approves first project for North Korea

The UN Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $752,000 in funding for North Korea to help Pyongyang deal with climate change, marking the first financing project by the fund for the reclusive nation, a media report said. The fund will help North Korea improve its “readiness” to tackle climate change, Yonhap News Agency said in […]

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Germany signs off on flagship climate plan

The German parliament on Friday formally approved a sweeping package of climate policy reforms, in a relief to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government as it faces growing pressure to take environmental action. The so-called climate package, which includes plans to make train travel cheaper and increase taxes on air travel, will take effect on January 1 […]

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Longest UN climate talks end without deal, UN chief ‘disappointed’

The longest UN climate talks ended here on Sunday with no deal on carbon markets as delegates from almost 200 countries failed to come up with more ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gases to fulfil the terms of the 2015 Paris agreement, prompting UN chief Antonio Guterres to lament a “lost opportunity” to fight global […]

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