Tags: climate agreement

Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental “apocalypse”. “To governments of the world: we declared a climate and ecological emergency. You did not do enough. To everybody else: rebel,” XR said on its website ahead […]

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UN-OHRLLS, IRENA to Support Renewable Energy Growth in World’s Most Climate Vulnerable Countries

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have recently underscored their commitment to strengthen cooperation aimed at advancing renewable energy in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Small Island […]

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IRENA Urges Leaders to Build Climate Response around Renewables

Public and private sector leaders are being urged to double annual investments in renewable energy to keep the world well below 2°C of warming, says a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). With just 11 years left for action to limit the effects of climate change, annual investments of USD 4.3 trillion in the energy sector until […]

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Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned

Climate groups including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry. Carmakers should stop developing large, heavy cars and vehicles with combustion engines, the “Exit” consortium said at a press conference on the eve of the […]

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India Will Restore 26 Million Hectares of Degraded Land by 2030

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the High-Level Segment Meeting of the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), at Expo Mart, Greater Noida in presence of Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Amina Jane Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General United Nations; Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive […]

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Bollywood celebs protest order to cut trees in Aarey for metro

Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor recently joined the protest against the proposed felling of over 2700 trees in Aarey forest to build a metro carshed, terming the decision of the civic body’s Tree Authority “ridiculous”. Several others took to Twitter asking the government to reconsider and reverse it. The Tree Authority of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation […]

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York sailing through Atlantic

The teen Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has finally arrived in New York on Wednesday sailing through the Atlantic for the United Nations Climate Action Summit. The 16 years old activist Greta Thunberg tweeted “We have anchored off Coney Island – clearing customs and immigration.” she is expected to come ashore in Manhattan in the afternoon. […]

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Collaboration with India on climate action is quite important: UN official

The collaboration with India on climate action is quite important and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue leading on climate issues, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit said. “The contribution, collaboration with India is also quite important, being one of the major emitters. Prime Minister Modi met only […]

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Scientists designs new materials to enhance natural gas storage, reduce global warming

Scientists have designed plastic-based materials that can effectively store natural gas. The materials can not only make large-scale, cost-effective, and safe natural gas storage possible, but further hold a strong promise for combating global warming, suggests a study. The study was published in the journal ‘Natural Energy’. Natural gas (predominantly methane) is a clean energy […]

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Essar contaminates farmland spread over a 4-km area near Singrauli

Spillage from an artificial pond meant to store toxic residue from a coal power plant run by Essar Power MP Ltd (EPMPL) has contaminated farmland spread over a 4-km area near Singrauli, the power hub of Madhya Pradesh, leading to panic in the surrounding villages. The affected villagers have blamed EPMPL for the spillage that […]

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