Tags: Paris Agreement

Australia’s renewable power installation helping it to meet Paris Accord target: Study

A new research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early. Lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers said Australia was installing renewable power per capita several times […]

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Global protests as key UN climate talks stumble

Thai fishermen and labourers whose livelihoods are threatened by rising sea levels kicked off an international day of protests in Bangkok Saturday, where key UN talks are attempting to breathe life into the Paris Agreement on climate change. As global warming races ahead of efforts to contain it, the discussions are deadlocked over a number […]

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Global Warming can be limited to 1.5 C by improving everyday activities: Study

Global warming can be limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius by improving the energy efficiency of our everyday activities such as travel, indoor heating and device use, according to a study. Published in the journal Nature Energy, the study shows that dramatic improvements in the energy efficiency of everyday activities can raise living standards in the […]

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E.ON, H&M Group, Scania and Siemens Form a Coalition to Accelerate Decarbonisation of Heavy Transport

Reaching the Paris climate target requires fully decarbonising heavy commercial transport. Getting there no later than 2050 is not only possible but also financially attractive from a societal perspective. To speed up the pace of change, four companies have formed a coalition and invite others to join. The starting point for the coalition is The Pathways Study: Achieving […]

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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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India believes in growth but committed to environment: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India is committed to protecting the environment and is doing everything required for it but expects others to also fulfil their commitments. Modi said nations took a stand to come together at the 2015 COP-21 summit in Paris and work towards the common cause of sustaining the planet. […]

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Fiji, TERI signs DoP to support implementation of sustainable development and climate change mitigation initiatives

The Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment (MLGHE), Government of Fiji today signed a Declaration of Partnership (DoP) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). The Declaration provides a framework for technical collaboration and assistance by TERI to measure, manage, support and pilot activities and models towards achieving Fiji’s environmental protection objectives as well […]

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United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord: Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday said that the United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction. “Frankly, it’s an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, as usual, they made […]

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Pakistan committed to tackling climate change: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said his country and government remains committed to playing its role in global efforts for tackling the issue of climate change. Addressing the Global Change Impact Studies Centre’s (GCISC) Climate Change Conference here, Geo TV quoted Abbasi, as saying that Pakistan had ratified the Paris Agreement on […]

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