Tags: Paris Climate Agreement

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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2017 in Retrospect: Despite ‘Trump effect’, global climate change momentum gains

The Trump administration’s decision earlier this year to pull out of the historic 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, saying the Obama-era deal was an attempt to diminish the US economy and take jobs away, has not stopped incredible global momentum to curb global warming. Environmental advocates believe that, amidst the shadow of the US decision, 2017 has […]

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Nepal to hold an international conference on climate change

Nepal will hold an international conference to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range. President Bidya Devi Bhandari will inaugurate the four- day long conference aimed at developing solutions for a sustainable future for Asia that could withstand the impacts of climate change. Over 200 […]

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India presents USD 3.1 tn climate investment opportunities till 2030: IFC

India’s ambitious plans to meet its climate targets under the Paris Agreement represent about $3.1 trillion worth of investment opportunities by 2030, a report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) said on Thursday. According to IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the sectors offering those investment opportunities are renewable energy, green buildings, transport […]

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IFC Analysis Points to $3.4 trillion in Climate-Smart Investment Opportunities in South Asia

South Asia’s ambitious plans to meet its climate targets under the Paris Agreement represent $3.4 trillion worth of investment opportunities in cities and infrastructure by 2030, according to Climate Investment Opportunities in South Asia, a new report released on Wednesday by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and […]

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India has not caused climate change but is its victim: Suresh Prabhu

India has not caused climate change but is its victim, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday, expressing unhappiness over “some countries” walking away from the Paris agreement. The “saddest part” is that despite India acting on the Paris climate agreement, some countries were walking out of the deal, he added. Prabhu’s comments come amid […]

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Italy and UN Launch Fellowship Programme for Climate Vulnerable Countries

The Government of Italy and UN Climate Change have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch a new Fellowship Programme aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to respond to the challenges arising from climate change. The new Programme titled “Capacity Award Programme […]

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India-France cooperation a ‘partnership for planet’: Jean-Yves Le Drian

Describing the India-France cooperation as a “partnership for the planet”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that the India-led International Solar Alliance (ISA) will play a crucial role in helping developing nations gain access to sustainable energy at lower costs. Le Drian said India and France have expressed the desire to maintain the momentum […]

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