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India sets up committee for implementation of climate change targets

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2020

The Centre has set up a committee which will oversee the implementation of climate change targets that India has committed to under the 2015 Paris Agreement. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on Wednesday issued a...

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India only G20 nation on track to meet Paris pact’s 2°C goal

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2020

India is the only country among G20 nations which is on track to meet what it had promised in 2015 under the Paris Agreement on climate change unlike the top three emitters — China, the US and...

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Infosys Joins Amazon-Backed Climate Pledge. "Big Thanks," Says Jeff Bezos

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2020

Infosys has joined The Climate Pledge and committed to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019 and calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across...

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Climate meet COP26 to be held next November

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 1, 2020

The 26th conference of parties, or COP26, of the United Nations scheduled to be held in Glasgow later this year has now been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic to November 2021 following consultations with stakeholders, officials said on Friday. Alok Sharma, business...

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COP26 postponed until 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2020

The UK government has today confirmed that the UN climate change conference, COP26, due to be held in Glasgow in November has been postponed until 2021. Helen Clarkson, CEO of the international non-profit The Climate Group, says: “The postponement of COP26 is, of course, sad...

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Asia's central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 31, 2020

Climate change is already a reality. The deadly bushfires in Australia, ferocious flooding in Indonesia and extended droughts in Vietnam have led to the destruction of infrastructure, investments and livelihoods. Yet across Asia, acceptance of this reality has not yet changed...

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India’s renewable energy generation capacity has grown 72 per cent in six yrs: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

The installed capacity of renewable energy generation in the country has grown 72 per cent from 80 gigawatt (GW) to 138.9 GW during the past six years, according to new and renewable energy minister R K Singh. He also added that the foreign direct investments of $6.1 billion...

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Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets, UN chief 'disappointed'

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

The longest UN climate talks ended here on Sunday with no deal on carbon markets as delegates from almost 200 countries failed to come up with more ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gases to fulfil the terms of the 2015 Paris agreement, prompting UN chief Antonio Guterres...

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Climate talks: Javadekar says will protect long-term development interests

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

India is participating with a constructive outlook at the Madrid climate talks and will work to protect its long-term development interests, Union Environment Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. Before leaving for the UN-hosted climate negotiations in the Spanish city,...

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India to insist on ‘differentiated responsibilities’ at Madrid climate talks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

India will insist upon the principle of ‘equity and common but differentiated responsibilities’ at next week’s climate talks in Madrid, Spain. In simpler terms, it means that while all countries should do their best to fight global warming, developed countries – with deeper...

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