Carbon Emissions News
Have mandated carbon-mapping of each Indian airport to understand emissions, says Jyotiraditya Scindia
Commercial aviation is responsible for about two to three per cent of the global carbon emissions
Climate change bestows a great opportunity to the industries producing environment-friendly goods, to enhance its potential to meet both domestic and global market expectations
As climate change presents a real threat to ecosystems and habitats, it poses a domino threat to survival of businesses as solvency risk gets exacerbated
India, the target of the rich world to cut its carbon emissions, has emitted 48 billion tonnes of CO2 since 1751 — just 3 per cent of the cumulative global total
Climate change is fueling heat waves, flooding, drought and nastier tropical cyclones. Extreme weather also costs the globe about $320 billion a year in economic losses, according to risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide
Despite decades of modernisation efforts, the Central Water Commission (CWC) does not have ‘real-time data’ on floods and depends on manual data for its policymaking.
Appeals to remove the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere have begun to enter the political arena, and could become a contentious issue at the UN negotiations in Glasgow and beyond, experts say.
India has two active research stations: Maitri (commissioned in 1989) at Schirmacher Hills, and Bharati (commissioned in 2012) at Larsemann Hills in Antarctica.
Even the Arctic Circle was on fire, releasing some 66 million tonnes of CO2 from June through August, with nearly a billion tonnes from Russia as a whole over the same period.
The notion of nations playing on a level field may sound fair and just, but smaller countries insist that principle crumbles when power dynamics come into play
For India to reach net-zero by 2050, the country needs to allocate 2.5 percent of its land for clean energy installation
The study by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) notes the potential for land-use conflict to arise over renewable energy installations, even in sparsely populated areas.
India must act on climate change to prevent $35 trillion loss, could gain $11 trillion: Deloitte report
Over the next 50 years, the top five most impacted industries in terms of economic activity are expected to incur a significant share of climate-related loss.
We have only started to understand the effects of greenhouse gases began in the 1820s with French scientist Joseph Fourier.
The scheme, launched on 16 July, effectively puts a price on emitting carbon.
If we deploy CO2 removal techniques and reduce fossil fuel burning, it is believed that we can halt global warming.
Of the 76 gigawatts of production projects around the world that energy experts are tracking, 40 were announced in 2020.
If the ice sheet were to vanish altogether, it would lift global oceans by nearly seven metres.
They also found that strategically banning fishing in specific areas could increase global fish yields by eight million tonnes.
A higher number can spur more aggressive policies to tame global warming, a lower number may make action seem unaffordable.
Gutteres urges major industrialized countries to phase out their use of coal – a key source of carbon emissions – by 2030.