The signatories include Brazil and Russia, which have been singled out for accelerating deforestation in their territories, as well as the United States, China, Australia and France.
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.
48 countries most vulnerable to climate change effects laid out demands for richer nations ahead of COP26
The group also called for governments to update their emissions goals at each annual climate summit, something rich countries currently only do every five years.
The data, collected between 2015 and 2020, reveals new insights into recent trends in biomass fires, including emissions from forest and crop residue fires in India
The stakes for the planet are high: the UN estimates that three quarters of the world's infrastructure by 2050 has yet to be built.
World's not ready to leave 'king coal' behind, transition to renewable energy sources have been slow
Global economic recovery means coal demand is likely to surpass its 2019 level and retain its crown of being the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions.
17 young Indians have developed climate-based solutions that are "innovative, sustainable and equitable" with the focus being on strengthening engagement with governments and society.
Reducing your climate footprint is not just about buying “green” stuff: it’s also about avoiding consumption in the first place.
"Failure to meet this goal will be measured in the massive loss of lives and livelihoods," UN chief Antonio Guterres said.
While blue hydrogen does contain some emissions, the study notes that energy also is needed in the carbon-capture process hence provides no benefit.
The report is titled Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis and is the most detailed assessment of climate science ever undertaken.
Current rates of warming are likely to continue for at least another 10 to 20 years no matter how quickly humanity reduces carbon pollution.
Earth Day 2021: Joe Biden to host Earth Day climate Summit; how to watch it online, who is attending
Biden invited 40 national leaders and some of the main polluters India, China, UK, and Russia have accepted their invitations.
"We are on the verge of the abyss," said UN chief Antonio Guterres."This is truly a pivotal year for humanity's future."
Between 2000 and 2006, global methane emissions stabilised but emissions began steadily rising again in 2007.
Of the 76 gigawatts of production projects around the world that energy experts are tracking, 40 were announced in 2020.
Customers can choose from a range of projects overseen by the UN and ClimeCo, a voluntary carbon credits producer in the US.
Gutteres urges major industrialized countries to phase out their use of coal – a key source of carbon emissions – by 2030.