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Deepshikha Singh

Deepshikha Singh is pursuing her Master's degree in Climate Science and Policy and reports on Environment & Climate Change for ABC Live

UNIPSIL Claims Peace in Sierra Leone After 15 Years of Its Operations

26 March 2014 (ABC Live): With more than 15 years of United Nations peace operations in Sierra Leone set to wrap up at the end of this month, the top UN official there said today that while the West African nation has gained solid footing on the path to recovery, it will still require sustained international attention and support to …

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Atmospheric Carbon dioxide All Set to Remain above 400 ppm during 2014

New Delhi (ABC Live): Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. However, it didn’t cross that threshold until mid-May. This year’s first 400 ppm reading came a full two months earlier this past week and the seeming inexorable upward march is likely to race past another milestone next month. …

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Vietnam Hosted Subregional Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Hanoi (ABC Live): From 17 to 18 March 2014, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam hosted a Subregional Workshop on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage at the Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Organized by the IAEA, the workshop was an outreach activity of the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX), an …

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World Meteorological Organization Signs MoUs with UNITAR, EUMETNET

New Delhi (ABC Live):The World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have agreed to boost cooperation as part of a wider international initiative to strengthen links between providers and users of climate services as well as the education and research community. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 7 March to strengthen …

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India to Assist Sudan for Promoting Renewable Energy

New Delhi (ABC Live):Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah held a bilateral meeting for promoting cooperation in renewable energy with a delegation from Sudan. The Sudanese delegaton was led by Mr Al Simah Al Siddiq Al Nour, Minister of Industry. He along with other members including Mr Magdi Hassan Yasin, State Minister of Finance and National …

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India, United States Agree to Work Together on Energy Sector

New Delhi (ABC Live): India and the United States agreed to further work collaboratively on energy sector. At the India-US Energy dialogue in New Delhi today, both the countries agreed to promote scientific cooperation, research & development for greater technological innovation and for deployment of environmentally-friendly technologies and products. Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Dr.Montek Singh Alhuwalia and the United States …

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India’s Pollution Responsible for Himalayas Glacier Melting: ICIMOD

New Delhi: Increasing pollution is not only harming Kolkata’s citizens – it’s also a likely contributor to climate change taking place in the Himalayan region. According to a 2012 report by the New Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment on air quality in Kolkata, seven out of every ten people in the city suffer from some form of respiratory ailment: …

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30 Countries Coming Together in Bonn for Developing Carbon Trading Systems

New Delhi (ABC Live): At least 30 of 200 countries meeting at conferences this week in Bonn are developing carbon trading systems to help meet emissions targets under a worldwide treaty to start in 2020. Nations should measure greenhouse-gas cuts as tons of carbon dioxide even if they pursue hard-to-quantify policies such as emissions taxes and energy efficiency rules, said …

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UN General Assembly Re-elects Achim Steiner As Executive Director of UNEP

New Delhi (ABC Live):The UN General Assembly re-elected Achim Steiner today as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a two-year period beginning on 15 June 2014. Nominated by the Secretary-General, Mr. Steiner was first elected to a four‑year term in 2006, winning re-election in 2010. In other business today, the Assembly approved the recommendation of its …

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All Barriers Cleared for Former Pakistani President Musharraf Treason Trail

ISLAMABAD (ABC Live):A special court in Pakistan, hearing high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf, on Friday rejected all objections at the court that has now removed all obstacles for smooth trial, lawyers said. Musharraf’s defence council had raised objections against the formation of the special court for his high treason trial for the bias of its judges and …

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