Tags: climate agreement

Climate change could wipe out Bengal tigers

Sundarbans — the iconic Bengal tiger’s last coastal stronghold and the world’s biggest mangrove forest — could be destroyed by climate change and rising sea levels over the next 50 years, scientists say. Spanning more than 10,000 square kilometres, the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh and India is the biggest mangrove forest on Earth, and also […]

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Initiative to Support India’s National Clean Air Program

At the World Sustainable Development Summit 2019 (WSDS 2019) in New Delhi, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation launched a new initiative on air quality in collaboration with the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.  The initiative will bring together research and civil society organizations […]

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National Geographic, Sky Ocean Ventures Launch Global Search for Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures have launched a global search for innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s single-use plastic problem. The Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge, a one-year competition, will focus on three strategic ways to address the growing issue of plastic pollution: designing alternatives to single-use plastics, identifying opportunities for industries to address […]

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India on track to fulfilling climate commitments: Harsh Vardhan at WSDS 2019

Building on the momentum of last year’s summit, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) kick started the World Sustainable Development 2019 (WSDS 2019). The summit was inaugurated by M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President, at Vigyan Bhawan on Monday in New Delhi. Nitin Desai, Chairman, TERI, delivered the welcome address. This year, TERI honoured  Prime Minister of Fiji […]

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Lakes in Tasmania are contaminated with dangerous metals: Study

A study of metal contamination in south-west Tasmania by The ANU has found lakes in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) are contaminated with dangerous metals, and at levels among the highest in the world. ANU researchers studied airborne contamination for the first time in Tasmania and found metal contaminants travelled 130km down-wind of historical […]

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Leading Businesses Charge Ahead With EVs To Tackle City Air Pollution: New Report

More companies than ever are switching to electric vehicles, helping to combat air pollution in cities, lower business risk and future proof their operations as low emission zones are introduced globally. The Climate Group’s first report on EV100, its global initiative to accelerate the market shift to electric transport by 2030, showcases the leadership of multinational […]

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Green bond issuance is set to reach $200 billion in 2019: Moody’s

Global green bond issuance will grow by 20% to reach $200 billion in 2019, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Despite slower growth in 2018, a number of supporting factors suggest growth in 2019 and beyond. A broader focus on sustainability will also drive growth in social, sustainability and other labeled bonds. […]

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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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CSE initiates pilot study on real time ambient air source apportionment in Delhi-NCR

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in association with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the leading instrumentation company Horiba, Ltd has launched a pilot study on real time source apportionment of PM2.5 (particulate matter below 2,5 micron in size) in Delhi-NCR. The objective of this study is to identify the signature of various […]

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