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“Response of Developed Nations in Combating Climate Change Inadequate”: Harsh Vardhan

India has said that the response of developed nations for greater action in combating climate change is inadequate. Making an intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the world is at a critical stage in combating […]

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Allianz is driving change toward a low-carbon economy with an ambitious climate protection package

The Allianz Group is significantly expanding its climate strategy and has announced commitments to actively support the global change to a low-carbon economy over the coming decades. Allianz is one of the first insurance companies to set itself long-term climate goals which are linked to the two-degree target of the Paris Climate Agreement. By 2040, […]

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The Paris Agreement is a Health Agreement – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that records for extreme weather events are being broken at an unprecedented rate, and that there is a real risk for the world to lose its capacity to sustain human life if the Earth’s climate is further altered by adding ever more heat-trapping greenhouse gases. WHO officials expressed […]

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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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