Can sustainable forest management save us from climate change?

If you think that sustainable forest management can be a major contributor to mitigating climate change, then you better not hold your breath. A new study has found that managing Europe’s forests to maximise carbon sequestration has a negligible effect on the global climate. The scientists found that the additional climate benefits through sustainable forest management will be modest […]

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President Trump takes U-Turn, says climate change is not a hoax

President Donald Trump on Sunday backed off from his claim that climate change is a hoax, but said that it’s not man-made with permanent impacts and climate will “change back again”. In an interview with CBS News’ ’60 Minutes’, Trump accused scientists of having a “very big political agenda” and asserted that he does not […]

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REC Group welcomes special report ‘Global Warming of 1.5 degree C’ by IPCC

REC Group welcomed this week’s special report ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’ by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. The report again confirms and reiterates that climate change impacts are already seen today. It also stresses the need to actually limit global warming to 1.5°C rather than the 2°C of the Paris Agreement and to heavily accelerate CO2 emissions reductions. Steve O’Neil, […]

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No appetite to change Paris climate deal: UN Environment chief on US withdrawal

There is no “appetite” to change the historic Paris agreement on climate change and it is “ridiculous” for anyone to term it unfair, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has said, referring to US President Donald Trump’s claim the deal was unjust and favours India and China. Solheim said the US is “absolutely wrong” in thinking […]

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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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India’s International Solar Alliance (ISA) gets major push with EIB funds

In a major push to India’s International Solar Alliance (ISA), European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer on Wednesday announced a major progress on tackling climate change globally at the One Planet Summit here. Announcing progress on initiatives hailed as “transformative” that will deliver on the ambitious Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, he announced […]

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates air pollution mitigation devices in Delhi

Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Environment, Forest and Climate change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated air pollution control device WAYU(Wind Augmentation PurifYing Unit) for traffic junctions at ITO intersection and Mukarba Chowk in Delhi on Tuesday. WAYU is developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Environmental Engineering Research […]

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Leaders back climate change urgency in New York

Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off “Climate Week,” held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming. With Poland hosting the COP 24 climate summit in December, UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa called on nations to unite behind limiting […]

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Global protests as key UN climate talks stumble

Thai fishermen and labourers whose livelihoods are threatened by rising sea levels kicked off an international day of protests in Bangkok Saturday, where key UN talks are attempting to breathe life into the Paris Agreement on climate change. As global warming races ahead of efforts to contain it, the discussions are deadlocked over a number […]

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