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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Natural riches come in two conflicting types in Russia's Arctic north: valuable minerals and spectacular wildlife. But sadly for many threatened species, the decline in Arctic sea ice has created a new economic opportunity for Russia in their remote habitat. In a decree last...

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SUV boom is killing the environmental benefits of EVs, reveals IEA study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 15, 2019

The hatchbacks, sedans are on the back foot with the rise of the crossovers and SUVs. These gas guzzlers are actually killing the benefits of the electric vehicles, claims a study by International Energy Agency. The Paris-based intergovernmental organization claims that the...

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Sea Level to Rise 3 Feet by 2030, Even if Paris Agreement Goals Are Met - Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

A new study published Monday offered a sobering revelation on climate change: even if all the countries that are part of the Paris Agreement hit their 2030 emissions targets, sea levels could still rise by about 3 feet. The study, conducted by an international team of...

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Most countries' climate plans 'totally inadequate' – experts

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

The world is on a path to climate disaster, with three-quarters of the commitments made by countries under the Paris agreement “totally inadequate”, according to a comprehensive expert analysis. Four nations produce half of all carbon emissions but the US has gone into...

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Coal demand resilient in Asia even as renewables pick up pace - IEA

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 31, 2019

Coal demand in Asia will grow in coming years primarily due to its affordability as the region needs to power up its fast-growing economies, a director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday. The region will continue to see widespread use of coal,...

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Rising sea levels pose threat to homes of 300m people – study

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 30, 2019

More than three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed, research suggests. Land that is currently home to 300 million people will flood at least once a year by 2050 unless carbon emissions are cut significantly and coastal defences...

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EU, China, others team up to coordinate ‘green’ investment financing

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 21, 2019

The European Union, China, India and several other countries teamed up on Friday to coordinate rules and standards for trillions of dollars of private and public “green” investment needed over decades to prevent irreversible climate change. The initiative, called the...

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IMF Fiscal Monitor Presser

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 17, 2019

The IMF is warning that a ‘synchronized downturn’ in global growth may mean countries need to be prepared for coordinated action, the Fund’s Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department, Vitor Gaspar said at the launch of the Fiscal Monitor report Wednesday in Washington. Gaspar...

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Delhi CM meets experts to discuss action for combating winter air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

Environmental experts met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday and supported the Delhi government's odd-even scheme as an "emergency" measure to bring down air pollution levels in winters, an official statement said. They discussed with the chief minister an action plan...

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Govt has decided to achieve 100 per cent electrification of railway in 10 years: Goyal

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

The government has decided to move towards achieving 100 per cent electrification of railways, as part of efforts to curb carbon footprints, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. The railways minister also said he has a mission that in next 10 years, Indian Railways...

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