Tags: climate agreement

BSES urges consumers to ‘switch off’ during Earth Hour on March 30

Delhi: Power distribution company BSES on Monday urged its over 42 lakh consumers to “switch off” during Earth Hour on March 30, a symbolic initiative to conserve energy that will be observed across several countries. In a statement, the company said that it is actively and whole heartedly supporting and promoting the ‘Earth Hour’ initiative. […]

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Piyush Goyal, Dr Harsh Vardhan among 7 Indians in ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019’

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dr Harsh Vardhan are among the seven Indians who have been named in the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019’ for taking steps in order to combat climate change. The list, unveiled on the late evening of March 20, came on the official site of Apolitical, […]

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NGT acts tough on air pollution, directs 6 states to submit action plan by April 30

The National Green Tribunal has directed six states to submit by April 30 action plans for bringing air quality standards within the prescribed norms, failing which they would be liable to pay environment compensation of Rs 1 crore each.  A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel ordered the chief secretaries of Assam, […]

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When compared to firecrackers, vehicles appear to cause more pollution: SC

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked why people were “running after” the firecracker industry when it seems vehicles are a “bigger” source of pollution. The top court has asked the Centre if there is any comparative study on the “proportion of pollution” caused by firecrackers and automobiles. It observed that people involved in manufacturing of firecrackers […]

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Govt approval to Khurja Coal Plant is a step back in tackling Air Pollution: Greenpeace India

Greenpeace India on Thursday said the government’s approval for setting up 1320 MW Khurja Super Thermal Power Plant in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh is a step back in tackling Air Pollution and providing affordable electricity. The approval comes at a time when the coal power sector is reeling under multiple challenges, including low Plant […]

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Trump’s environmental deregulatory agenda could boost CO2 emissions by 200 mln tons a year: study

The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at the NYU School of Law announced the release of a Special Report detailing the extensive climate change and public health damage caused by the Trump administration’s environmental deregulatory agenda. In its Special Report, entitled “Climate & Health Showdown in the Courts: State Attorneys General Prepare to Fight,” the State […]

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Air pollution claims 7 million lives each year: UN expert

Air pollution, both outside and inside homes, is a silent and prolific killer responsible for the premature death of seven million people each year, including 600,000 children, according to a UN expert on environment and human rights. David Boyd, UN special rapporteur on environment and human rights, said that over six billion people, one-third of […]

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Who Is Greta Thunberg And What Is #SchoolStrike4Climate?

Greta Thunberg is 16 year old Swidish Climate activist She has been fanatically reading and researching climate change for seven years and since last summer, she has been skipping school every Friday to sit on the steps of the Swedish parliament with a home-made sign that reads ‘Skolstrejk för Klimatet’ (School strike for the climate). […]

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Cabinet apprised of MoU between India, UK on Cooperation in Weather and Climate Sciences

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and United Kingdom (UK) on Cooperation in Weather and Climate Sciences.  The MoU was signed on 28th January 2019, under which, an Implementation Agreement on Weather and climate science for service partnership will also be signed between […]

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Majority of air pollution deaths in India due to diesel vehicles emission: Study

As much as two thirds of deaths from air pollution in India can be attributed to exhaust emissions from diesel vehicles, which were responsible for nearly 385,000 deaths in 2015, a study has found. On-road diesel vehicles were responsible for nearly half of the health impacts of air pollution from vehicles worldwide in 2015. The […]

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