Tags: Paris climate accord

Bursting of firecrackers undid the comparatively cleaner seasonal trend: CSE

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has analysed real time data for Delhi and the towns in the National Capital Region (NCR) — including Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad — to show how the Diwali night has ushered in the season’s first severe pollution peak due to the bursting of firecrackers. This has undone the […]

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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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India will overachieve Paris pact targets by 60%: IEEFA

India would significantly exceed its 2015 Paris Agreement target of a 40 per cent share of installed power capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Friday. Based on India’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA) projections, instead of 40 per cent, India will have 63 […]

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Will Modi spur global inaction into action on climate change?

The climate of change is dawning upon the global platform. The mega mandate with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India would begin his second term May 30, 2019, has potential to disrupt the decades-long global inertia to act on climate change, which has been recognised as the defining challenge of our times. However, defining actions have not […]

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Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy: Study

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth’s surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change – and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy. A new paper in Nature Communications reveals a combination of […]

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India on track to achieve Paris climate change agreement target: US expert

India, which is successfully pushing its aggressive policy of adding renewable energy to its energy profile, is projected to be on track to achieve its target set under the historic Paris climate change agreement, a top US energy expert has said. Testifying before a Congressional Committee on Paris Climate Change Agreement Commitment, energy expert from […]

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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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India will ‘over achieve’ Paris climate change commitments: Experts

At a time when there is a call for all countries to do moreto fight climate change, India is telling the world at the ongoing UN climate negotiations, COP24, that it is in a position to comfortably overachieve its Paris climate change commitments, and will do more. India had committed that by 2030, as much […]

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CoP24 heading towards a weak outcome: CSE

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the independent public research and advocacy think tank based in New Delhi (India) believes that the 24th Conference of Parties is heading towards a weak outcome. CSE analysts attending the global negotiations say there are major disagreements between Parties on a wide range of issues (including minor issues) and there […]

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India to bid 60 GW of solar and 20 GW of wind energy projects by 2020

The Government has declared the trajectory of bidding 60 GW capacity of solar energy and 20 GW capacity of wind energy by March 2020, leaving two years’ time for execution of projects. A total of about 73.35 GW renewable energy capacity has been installed in the country as of October, 2018, from all renewable energy […]

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