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India on track to meet Paris climate deal goals; developed nations must provide finance to reduce emissions, says Centre
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India on track to meet Paris climate deal goals; developed nations must provide finance to reduce emissions, says Centre

MoS for environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey was replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the Centre has issued any notice to the big oil and gas companies regarding the process of making the country carbon free

UN, partner countries express regret over USA's departure from Paris climate Accord
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UN, partner countries express regret over USA's departure from Paris climate Accord

Meanwhile, Japan and South Korea, both key industrial nations, have committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Environment ministry's draft EIA Notification leaves much to be desired; indigenous methods of planning, development needed
India

Environment ministry's draft EIA Notification leaves much to be desired; indigenous methods of planning, development needed

One needs to wonder whether the EIA as a mechanism is even functional to address India’s ecological concerns. Furthermore, if it does need a facelift, is the kind put forward by the government a move in the right direction?

COP25 gets it upside down: Climate crisis calls for justice, management of the supply-side
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COP25 gets it upside down: Climate crisis calls for justice, management of the supply-side

For a fighting chance of halting global warming, the discourse must shift from commercial to scientific.

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.

COP25 primer: Everything you should know about how we got here, where we're headed
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COP25 primer: Everything you should know about how we got here, where we're headed

COP25 is the final dialogue between parties since the Kyoto Protocol before the Paris Agreement goals are enacted, starting 2020.

India has long way to go on meeting climate goals, Narendra Modi's target 'unrealistic', say environmental experts
India

India has long way to go on meeting climate goals, Narendra Modi's target 'unrealistic', say environmental experts

It will take a long time before India achieves its Paris climate conference goals, environment experts said on Monday, terming as 'unrealistic' Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on reaching the target set for 2030 in the next year and a half

No third party should 'interfere, 'incite violence' between India, Pakistan; Kashmir bilateral issue, says France
India

No third party should 'interfere, 'incite violence' between India, Pakistan; Kashmir bilateral issue, says France

India and Pakistan should resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally and no third party should "interfere or incite" violence in the region, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday after his marathon one-on-one talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

UN COP24 saw fewer women leading discussions this year as usual, reports reveal
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UN COP24 saw fewer women leading discussions this year as usual, reports reveal

The disparity in gender at the COP24 was only a marginal improvement from a decade ago.

Indian 'Help Us Green' wins UN Award for recycling temple waste, empowering women
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Indian 'Help Us Green' wins UN Award for recycling temple waste, empowering women

Help Us Green plans to expand to Bangladesh and Nepal, providing livelihoods to 5100 women by 2021.

Ambitious climate finance targets will give Paris Agreement momentum: Indian study
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Ambitious climate finance targets will give Paris Agreement momentum: Indian study

Climate finance needs ambitious targets to ensure justice for poorer nations & future generations: Paper.

Narendra Modi tells UN general secretary that his 'strong commitment' to climate change action is rooted in Vedas
India

Narendra Modi tells UN general secretary that his 'strong commitment' to climate change action is rooted in Vedas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres the motivation for his "strong commitment" to climate change action is rooted in the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas.

Tribals' involvement crucial in tackling emissions from deforestation: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan
India

Tribals' involvement crucial in tackling emissions from deforestation: Environment minister Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan's National REDD + Strategy seeks to address drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and also developing a roadmap for enhancement of forest carbon stocks and achieving sustainable management of forests.

International Solar Alliance to become a treaty-based intergovernmental organisation from 6 December 2017
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International Solar Alliance to become a treaty-based intergovernmental organisation from 6 December 2017

The ISA is a treaty-based alliance of 121 prospective solar-rich member nations situated between the tropics and aims at accelerating development.

Major victory for India at Bonn climate talks as developed countries agree to include pre-2020 commitments in agenda
World

Major victory for India at Bonn climate talks as developed countries agree to include pre-2020 commitments in agenda

The developed world on Wednesday agreed to discuss pre-2020 climate actions at the next two climate conferences in subsequent two years.

India ratifies 2nd commitment period of Kyoto Protocol at the United Nations
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India ratifies 2nd commitment period of Kyoto Protocol at the United Nations

United Nations: India has ratified the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol that commits countries to contain the emission of greenhouse gases, reaffirming its stand on climate action.

India committed to climate change, irrespective of stand taken by any other country: Harsh Vardhan
India

India committed to climate change, irrespective of stand taken by any other country: Harsh Vardhan

India is committed to climate change, irrespective of the stand taken by any other country, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said, hours after the United States announced its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

Paris Climate Accord cannot be renegotiated on US' request: United Nations body
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Paris Climate Accord cannot be renegotiated on US' request: United Nations body

The Paris agreement is a historic treaty signed by over 190 nations and cannot be renegotiated on the request of a single nation, the United Nations's Framework Convention on Climate Change has said.

US may pull out of Paris Agreement: All you need to know about global climate change deal
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US may pull out of Paris Agreement: All you need to know about global climate change deal

The Paris Agreement, from which Donald Trump is considering withdrawing the United States, was the first pact to commit all nations to limit global warming caused by emissions from burning coal, oil and gas

Developed nations will be tested on how they walk the talk on cutting emissions, says Javadekar
India

Developed nations will be tested on how they walk the talk on cutting emissions, says Javadekar

India has said that going forward both developed and developing nations will be "tested" on how they "walk the talk" on cutting emissions on climate change.