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Cabinet approves MoU among BRICS Nations on Environmental Cooperation

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the PM Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for MoU signed among the BRICS Nations on Environmental Cooperation. The MoU was signed during the 10th BRICS Summit in July, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The MoU identifies the following stress of cooperation: Air quality; Water; Biodiversity; Climate Change; Waste […]

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China-backed hydroelectric dam threatens world’s rarest orangutan

A billion-dollar hydroelectric dam development in Indonesia that threatens the habitat of the world’s rarest great ape has sparked fresh concerns about the impact of China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive. The site of the dam in the Batang Toru rainforest on Sumatra island is the only known habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan, a newly discovered species […]

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Green Climate Fund approves USD 1 billion for projects in poor countries

Officials overseeing a UN-backed fund to help poor countries tackle climate change have approved more than USD 1 billion in new investments after a four-day meeting in Bahrain. The Green Climate Fund said Sunday that the meeting approved 19 new projects, including a program to protect freshwater resources in Bahrain. Environmentalists had argued the Gulf […]

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Can sustainable forest management save us from climate change?

If you think that sustainable forest management can be a major contributor to mitigating climate change, then you better not hold your breath. A new study has found that managing Europe’s forests to maximise carbon sequestration has a negligible effect on the global climate. The scientists found that the additional climate benefits through sustainable forest management will be modest […]

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NGT summons Delhi govt official on action plan on climate change

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has summoned an official of the Environment Department in Delhi to explain the proposed amendments made by the AAP government in the State Action Plan on Climate Change (SAPCC). A bench headed by Raghuvendra S Rathore and expert member Satyawan Singh Garbyal directed the Deputy Secretary or concerned senior scientist […]

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President Trump takes U-Turn, says climate change is not a hoax

President Donald Trump on Sunday backed off from his claim that climate change is a hoax, but said that it’s not man-made with permanent impacts and climate will “change back again”. In an interview with CBS News’ ’60 Minutes’, Trump accused scientists of having a “very big political agenda” and asserted that he does not […]

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REC Group welcomes special report ‘Global Warming of 1.5 degree C’ by IPCC

REC Group welcomed this week’s special report ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’ by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. The report again confirms and reiterates that climate change impacts are already seen today. It also stresses the need to actually limit global warming to 1.5°C rather than the 2°C of the Paris Agreement and to heavily accelerate CO2 emissions reductions. Steve O’Neil, […]

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No appetite to change Paris climate deal: UN Environment chief on US withdrawal

There is no “appetite” to change the historic Paris agreement on climate change and it is “ridiculous” for anyone to term it unfair, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has said, referring to US President Donald Trump’s claim the deal was unjust and favours India and China. Solheim said the US is “absolutely wrong” in thinking […]

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No impact of US exit from Paris climate deal on India: Top official

India asserted that it is not in favour of reopening the Paris accord on Climate Change and said the negotiations on the issue are not facing any adverse impact of the Trump administration pulling out of it. It maintained that the US is still a part of India’s climate-related negotiations. “There has been some talk […]

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PM Modi to get ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the United Nations’ highest environmental honour, the ‘UNEP Champions of the Earth’ award, at a special ceremony in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra today. The award announced on September 26, on the sidelines of 73rd UN General Assembly at New York City, will be presented by UN Secretary General Antonio […]

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