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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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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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Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economy

With India too witnessing a change in its weather patterns, researchers believe climate change may not only challenge the country’s conventional development pathways but also pose a serious threat to its economy. Considering that climate change is the single biggest existential threat the country faces today, they say greenhouse gas reduction must happen immediately and […]

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World gathers in Vietnam to tackle climate change challenges

World leaders and officials from over 100 nations, including India, top heads of UN agencies and multilateral financial institutions, scientists and activists gathered in this Vietnamese city on Sunday for the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Assembly to tackle global climate change challenges. One of the most significant global gatherings of the year on the environment, […]

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