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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

NHRC Recognizes Right to Safe and Clean Environment As An Crucial Human Right

Varanasi, 27th November, 2013(ABC Live):  The National Human Rights Commission on Friday has considered Right to Safe and Clean Environment is one of the most important human right when it has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report raising the issue of continued pollution in the Ganges. The National Human Rights Commission The report states about unabated pollution in …

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Japan Houses World Largest Operational Solar Power Plant

Tokyo (ABC Live): The Japan has privilege to have world largest megawatt-solar power plant, located in Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan and started production of clean energy of 70 megawatt on November 1, 2013. The Kyocera Corporation which has installed the solar energy plant has announced that the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant was installed with investment of 27 billion …

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UNFCCC: Coal Industry Only to Get Capital Investment Compatible with 2 Degree Celsius Limit

Warsaw (ABC Live):– Speaking to the International Coal and Climate Summit, organized by the Polish government and the World Coal Association, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres said the coal industry can and must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Directly addressing the CEOs of major coal companies she said: “Let …

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WMO Attends IAEA’s Atomic Bomb Explosion Exercise Bab Al Maghrib

Geneva (ABC Live):Meteorological observers assisted in a successful two-day emergency exercise involving 58 states and 10 international organizations  20-21 November 2013 to test the national and international preparedness to respond to a simulated dirty bomb explosion. The exercise, codenamed “Bab Al Maghrib” was held in Morocco and organized by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA). It marked the first time …

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Ban Ki-moon Bats for New Global Climate Change Agreement by 2015

Warsaw(ABC Live):20 November 2013 – The top United Nations official today called on foreign ministers to prioritize the environment in domestic politics and contribute to climate financing as a way of moving towards a new global climate change agreement by 2015. “This can do more than anything to unlock the huge investment necessary for climate change adaptation and mitigation,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a …

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Poorest Countries Finalize Comprehensive Set of Plans to Deal with Inevitable Impacts of Climate Change

Warsaw, 14 November (ABC Live): As governments meet for the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland, the poorest countries of the world have finalized a comprehensive set of plans to deal with the inevitable impacts of climate change, assisted by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Environment Facility and other UN agencies. All 48 Least …

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Year 2013 in Top Ten Warmest Years of Modern World:WMO

Geneva, 13 November 2013(ABC Live)” The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The first nine months, January to September, tied with 2003 as the seventh warmest such period on record, with a global land and ocean surface temperature of about …

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IAEA Bats for Nuclear Energy Role in Mitigating Climate Change at Global Climate Change Conference

Vienna (ABC Live):The role of nuclear energy in mitigating climate change and the role of nuclear technologies in protecting the environment, including the oceans, will be the focus of IAEA’s outreach at the global climate change conference that began on 11 November 2013 in Warsaw, Poland. The 19th Conference of the Parties (COP-19) brings together representatives from the 194 countries party to …

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World Meteorological Organization Confirms 32 percent Hike in Radiative Forcing During 1990-2012

Geneva (ABC Live): – The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, continuing an upward and accelerating trend which is driving climate change and will shape the future of our planet for hundreds and thousands of years. The World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was …

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Antarctic Ozone Hole Widens to 24.0 Million Square Kilometers on 16 September 2013

Geneva (ABC Live): The area of the annually recurring Antarctic ozone hole reached its peak at 24.0 million square kilometers on 16 September according to data from NASA. This is more than in 2012 and 2010, but less than in 2011. The World Meteorological Organization’s newest Antarctic Ozone Bulletin said the ozone hole area averaged over the ten last days of September …

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