Tags: Paris Climate 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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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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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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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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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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