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Climate Change Poses “Incredible Risk” to Cities – UN’s Top Climate Official

Speaking at this year’s Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation in Bonn, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa warned that the impacts of climate change are “an incredible risk” to many cities throughout the world. “They will affect their infrastructure, their economies, and the lives of people living there. But we can avoid the worst of […]

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India should secure its development and remain committed to the goals of climate change: Ex AEC chairman

India should secure its development at the earliest and remain committed to the goals of climate change, former Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) chairman Anil Kakodkar said. Terming management of climate change a globally shared responsibility, he said it could succeed only if development aspirations of countries remain “guaranteed”. “India should secure her development as early […]

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NCAP to play crucial role to address air pollution: Harsh Vardhan

The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution, is estimated to cost Rs 637 crore, the environment ministry today said, with its Minister of State Mahesh Sharma asserting that the plan is expected to play a “crucial” role in addressing the menace. The ministry, which recently released the draft of […]

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PM Modi meets Theresa May, discusses climate change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met with his British counterpart Theresa Mayat 10 Downing Street in London and touted ‘new energy will be added in exsisting ties,’ while discussing climate change. “I’m confident that new energy will be added to our ties after today’s meeting. I’m happy that UK will be part of International Solar Alliance (ISA), I believe […]

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Lack of pollution targets in draft NCAP cause of concern: Greenpeace

The absence of pollution reduction targets of 35 per cent in three years and 50 per cent in five years in the draft National Clean Air Program (NCAP) of the Environment Ministry is a cause of “grave concern”, Greenpeace India today said. The comments of the green body came after the ministry yesterday released the […]

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Six-fold rise in renewables must to limit temperature rise: Report

Increasing the pace of global renewable energy adoption by at least a factor of six — critical for meeting energy-related emission reduction needs of the Paris Climate Agreement — can limit global temperature rise to two degrees, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)’s long-term renewable energy outlook said on Tuesday. At the same time, the […]

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Climate change could raise food shortage globally: University of Exeter

Weather extremes caused by climate change could raise the risk of food shortage globally, a study that looked at data from 122 countries suggests. Researchers led by the University of Exeter in the UK examined how climate change could affect the vulnerability of different countries to food insecurity – when people lack access to a […]

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Bucknell Asks For ‘All Hands On Deck’ To Address Climate Change

What can we do now? That simple but compelling question was at the heart of the sixth annual Bucknell Sustainability Symposium, held March 19–23 on campus. The interdisciplinary event featured faculty-led discussions, student presentations, snap talks, an outdoor movie and a keynote address, all centered on the call-to-action theme “Climate Changes: All Hands on Deck.” “We […]

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