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USA rejoins the Paris climate accord: Five scholars explain why it matters for the US, other countries
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USA rejoins the Paris climate accord: Five scholars explain why it matters for the US, other countries

While almost every country ratified the 2015 agreement, aiming to limit global temperature rise, the US was the only one to withdraw.

Amid wildfires and sweltering Siberia, 2020 emerges as one of three hottest years on record, says UN
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Amid wildfires and sweltering Siberia, 2020 emerges as one of three hottest years on record, says UN

The 2020 provisional State of the Global Climate report also found temperature averages across the last five years, and across the last 10-year period to be "the warmest on record"

World getting closer to passing 1.5-degree Celsius warming limit, says UN report
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World getting closer to passing 1.5-degree Celsius warming limit, says UN report

The latest report was the UN's annual update on “climate disruption” caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas

Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?
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Bhutan: Can progress in household electrification provide relief from expensive fossil fuel imports?

Bhutan has made substantial progress in household electrification in recent years, according to the Department of Renewable Energy. In 2018 over 99.97 percent of households had access to electricity, up from just 30 percent in 2003.

Putin: We don't know origins of climate change but it could be a disaster for Russia
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Putin: We don't know origins of climate change but it could be a disaster for Russia

He said Russia has abided by the Paris agreement, but major emitters of greenhouse gases are not part of the deal.

Climate crisis: Is there a Savitri to save the world from its climate catastrophe?
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Climate crisis: Is there a Savitri to save the world from its climate catastrophe?

With 17 percent of the world’s population, India's current emissions are seven percent of global emissions.

India manages to rank in the top 10 countries with higher climate performance: Report
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India manages to rank in the top 10 countries with higher climate performance: Report

Despite the ranking, experts said that govt doesn't have a plan to phase-out fossil fuel and reduce its dependence on coal.

EU admits that it will miss its targets for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030
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EU admits that it will miss its targets for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030

The 28-nation bloc is aiming to reduce 40 percent by 2030, some leaders called for the target to be raised.

Carbon emissions around the world is increasing every year but at a lower rate
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Carbon emissions around the world is increasing every year but at a lower rate

China is the biggest polluter, with 28 percent of the 2019 emissions and the US No. 2 at 14.5 percent.

Can the Paris Agreement on climate change succeed without the US? 4 questions answered
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Can the Paris Agreement on climate change succeed without the US? 4 questions answered

In 2017, Trump said he will withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement, as pledged during his campaign.

New York to be epicenter for climate action with UN Climate Summit and Global Strike
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New York to be epicenter for climate action with UN Climate Summit and Global Strike

Teen activists from all over the world will convene for the first-ever Youth Climate Summit at the UN headquarters.

G20 nations agree on deal to reduce marine plastic pollution, but details of implementation unclear for now
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G20 nations agree on deal to reduce marine plastic pollution, but details of implementation unclear for now

The deal would be 'the first step' to tackling plastic waste, Hiroaki Odachi of Greenpeace Japan said in a statement.

India is world's fourth largest carbon dioxide emitter, says study; nation accounts for 7% of global emissions
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India is world's fourth largest carbon dioxide emitter, says study; nation accounts for 7% of global emissions

India's emissions look set to continue their strong growth by an average of 6.3 percent in 2018, with growth across all fuels – coal (7.1 percent), oil (2.9 percent) and gas (6 percent), the study said

Small hydropower projects turning rivers into series of static water bodies, shows study
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Small hydropower projects turning rivers into series of static water bodies, shows study

India is promoting small hydropower projects (SHPs) — defined as hydropower facilities of less than 25 megawatt (MW) — on the assumption that they are socially beneficial and more environment-friendly than larger ones.

At 14th India-EU Summit, Narendra Modi reaffirms commitment to bilateral trade cooperation
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At 14th India-EU Summit, Narendra Modi reaffirms commitment to bilateral trade cooperation

In his speech Narendra Modi also reiterated his commitment to clean energy and the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Ex-environment minister Jairam Ramesh: Don't confront US over withdrawal from Paris Agreement
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Ex-environment minister Jairam Ramesh: Don't confront US over withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Jairam Ramesh advised the Indian government not to take "panga" or confront the Americans over Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

Paris Accord: No end to climate action even if US withdraws, says UN environment head
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Paris Accord: No end to climate action even if US withdraws, says UN environment head

President Donald Trump is set to clear the air on whether the US would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement adopted by nearly 200 countries, including India.

World risks four-year legal grey zone if Donald Trump walks out on Paris Agreement
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World risks four-year legal grey zone if Donald Trump walks out on Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement's Article 28 says any nation wanting to pull out has to wait three years from the date the agreement gained legal force, which was 4 November, 2016, before seeking to leave.

G7 countries to reaffirm position on Paris climate accord while US mulls over its stance: Officials
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G7 countries to reaffirm position on Paris climate accord while US mulls over its stance: Officials

G7 countries will on Saturday recognise the deadlock about taking collective action on climate change as US president Donald Trump mulls his position.

NYT scorns US' efforts against climate change; says it's made to look like a laggard by India, China
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NYT scorns US' efforts against climate change; says it's made to look like a laggard by India, China

India and China are showing the way forward in the battle against climate change by greatly increasing their investments in renewable energy sources, which are making President Donald Trump's America look like a "laggard", US daily The New York Times has commented