Tags: Paris Climate Agreement

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 calls for diaspora role in developing renewable energy sector

India on Tuesday called upon its diaspora to play a role in boosting the renewable energy sector, with Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh calling for suggestions from the participants at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) — the Indian diaspora conclave — on how to develop solar energy. Singh outlined the achievement of […]

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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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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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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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