Tags: climate accord

Activists asks not to grant extension of clearance to Himachal hydro project

Close to 1,000 representatives of environmental action groups, locals and academics have asked the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change not to grant extension of clearance to the state-run Kashang hydropower project in geologically fragile Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. Citing April 30 natural calamity, they said a large portion of a steep mountain in […]

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NREL announces Cleantech Innovators at 2020 Virtual Industry Growth Forum

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recognized three top cleantech innovators as it wrapped up the 25th anniversary edition of the NREL Industry Growth Forum (IGF). This year’s IGF was an all-virtual event held at a time when innovation in all forms is a national priority. The winners were selected from […]

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Fall in COVID-linked carbon emissions won’t halt climate change – UN weather agency chief

An expected drop in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is only “short-term good news”, the head of the UN weather agency said on Wednesday. “This drop of emissions of six per cent, that’s unfortunately (only) short-term good news”, said Professor Petteri Taalas, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) […]

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SAS, IIASA Call for Crowd-Driven Artificial Intelligence to Help Track Deforestation

This Earth Day, SAS and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are implementing the next generation of crowd-driven artificial intelligence (AI) to help power AI algorithms designed to help us better understand our planet. IIASA is an independent, international research institute that is known for its expertise in systems analysis and providing policy solutions and […]

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Renewable energy can support resilient and equitable recovery :Report

Advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050, finds the first Global Renewables Outlook released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. While a pathway to deeper decarbonisation requires total energy investment up to USD 130 trillion, […]

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Can financial disclosure of climate risk accelerate climate action?

The Covid-19 pandemic could be a dry run for future impacts of climate change, with challenging and unprecedented situations requiring rapid and aggressive responses worldwide. A proactive approach to climate change aimed at minimizing such impacts will inevitably involve significant cuts in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and investment in more resilient infrastructure. Although current global […]

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World’s Richest Man – Jeff Bezos pledges USD 10 bn help to fight Climate Change

Amazon Boss and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos pledged USD 10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change. The money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups. “Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting […]

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Rajasthan to get new policy for environmental protection: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan will soon get a new policy for environmental protection said Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday. He noted that global climate change is a serious challenge. Gehlot was addressing the annual media conclave on environment at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Neemali in Alwar district. “Indiscriminate race for development has led to climate change […]

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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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