Environment

India’s Purnima Devi Barman among UNEP Champions of the Earth

India’s Purnima Devi Barman among UNEP Champions...

November 23, 2022

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has named its 2022 Champions of the Earth, with five persons, including a conservationist, an enterprise, an economist, a women’s rights activist, and a wildlife biologist for their transformative action to prevent, halt and reverse ecosystem...

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COP27 agreement on Loss & Damage Fund key for poor nations

COP27 agreement on Loss & Damage Fund key for...

November 20, 2022

At the end, it seemed like an encore. COP27, the climate change summit at Sharm El Sheikh, the Egyptian Red Sea resort town, was supposed to end on November 18. However, right from the opening plenary, the meeting was wracked by a deep divide between the rich and the poor countri...

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Global network of universities formed at COP27 to fight climate change

Global network of universities formed at COP27 to ...

November 19, 2022

Former Minister of Environment of India, Prakash Javadekar and Erik Solheim former Minister of Environment of Norway, have jointly launched a global network of Universities for Carbon Neutrality that will sensitise the students and faculty to climate change and carbon emissions o...

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Breakthrough agenda at COP27 to accelerate decarbonisation

Breakthrough agenda at COP27 to accelerate decarbo...

November 12, 2022

Governments of representing over half of global GDP have reached agreement on a 12-month action plan to help make clean technologies cheaper and more accessible everywhere. They launched a package of 25 new collaborative actions to be delivered by COP28 to speed up the decarbonis...

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COP27 should be all about Climate Justice

COP27 should be all about Climate Justice

October 31, 2022

Never in the history of UN’s Climate Change Conference African continent has been so well prepared.  On the eve of the global meet, COP 27, to be held at Red Sea resort city of Sharm El Sheikh, in Egypt, in about a week, the delegates from African countries are well set to mak...

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Weeks before COP27, UN Climate Change says current plans not enough

Weeks before COP27, UN Climate Change says current...

October 26, 2022

A new report from UN Climate Change has asked countries to set far more ambitious targets for themselves for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions as the current efforts are not enough to limit global warming. The report released today shows that while some countries are managin...

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Climate Action Network seeks climate justice for Africa at CoP 27

Climate Action Network seeks climate justice for A...

October 17, 2022

One of the most divisive issues that is set to dominate the discussions when global leaders assemble in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm El Sheikh would be climate finance. For over a decade, the rich world, that has been responsible for an overwhelming proportion of tot...

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Cop-27 at Sharm El Sheikh is no guarantee for Africa

Cop-27 at Sharm El Sheikh is no guarantee for Afri...

October 14, 2022

At the ongoing United Nations General Assembly’s annual sittings in New York, there are several issues that have been on the centre-stage, ranging from of course the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the energy and food crisis which is partly linked to the conflict, ...

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Green energy supply must double in 8 years to curb global warming, warns WMO

Green energy supply must double in 8 years to curb...

October 12, 2022

A new multi-agency report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warns that unless the supply of electricity from clean energy sources is doubled between now and 2030, there is a risk that climate change, more extreme weather and water stress will undermine our energy sec...

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Making Caribbean free of PCBs & other hazardous chemicals

Making Caribbean free of PCBs & other hazardo...

October 3, 2022

Seven years ago, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) mounted a programme to make the Caribbean free of the world’s most notoriously harmful, cancer-causing chemicals. The USD 9 million programme was funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). On ...

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