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Climate Change Effects Health @ COP 21: WHO

New Delhi (ABC Live):- Climate change  Leaders from around the world convene in Paris to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our time, climate change, and hopefully finalize a new climate agreement that can set the world on a healthier and lower carbon pathway to development. A WHO delegation, led by WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, will be ... Read More »

Modi Raises India Voice at COP21

New Delhi (ABC Live): The COP21 which commenced on 30th November, 2015 in Paris has become the focus global media. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the the Innovation Summit in COP21,Paris . Following is the written script of the official address on the occasion. “President Hollande, President Obama, Excellencies, Mr. Bill Gates, Distinguished Guests, Let me begin by saluting President ... Read More »

Know India’s INDC Post-2020 Pledge on GHGs Emissions

New Delhi (ABC Live): For the post 2020 period, India submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) on 1st October 2015. It includes the following main elements (Government of India, 2015a): To reduce the emissions intensity of GDP by 33% to 35% by 2030 below 2005 levels To increase the share of non-fossil based energy resources to 40% of installed ... Read More »


New Delhi (ABC Live): To promote electrification of automobile transportation to achieve objectives laid in the National Mission for Electric Mobility (NMEM), Shri Anant G Geete, Union Minister, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises (HI&PE), Government of India today flagged off the ‘3-CITIES FAME INDIA ECO DRIVE’ from Red Fort. The first leg of the drive included 46 hybrid ... Read More »

Africa Climate Change Plan Gets $21 billion

New Delhi (ABC Live): 24 November 2015 – Noting the significant impact climatic activities have on African people and countries, the World Bank Group announced today Africa Climate Change Plan outlining actions required to increase climate resilience and low-carbon development in an effort to maintain the continent’s current and protect future growth and poverty reduction goals. “The consequences of climate ... Read More »

Railways Signs MoU with TERI University

New Delhi (ABC Live): A Railway Chair on Sustainable Mobility is being set up at TERI University, New Delhi. An MOU in this regard was signed yesterday i.e. 23 November, 2015 in the presence of the Minister for Railways Shrri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu. The Chair would focus and promote research on issues of sustainable mobility, use of energy efficient technology ... Read More »

Dhaka Needs Climate smart Policies

Dhaka-23 November 201(ABC Live): Greater Dhaka needs climate smart policies and higher investment to improve its resilience to intense rainfall and to prepare for climate change, says a new World Bank book ‘Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate: Building Local Resilience to Disaster Risk’ and a new report ‘Climate and Disaster Resilience of Greater Dhaka Area: A ... Read More »

India, France Group Together for COP-21 to UNFCCC

New Delhi (ABC Live):A bilateral meeting was held here today between India and France under the leadership of Minister, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of France shri Laurent Fabius to discuss the upcoming session of 21st Conference of Parties (COP-21) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be ... Read More »

Arctic Ice Touches Its Lowest Level in 2014

New Delhi (ABC Live):  The area of sea ice in the Arctic fell to a summer minimum of around 5.0 million square kilometres this year. This is the sixth lowest extent in the satellite record and reinforces the long-term downward trend in Arctic ice extent, according to leading international scientific and research bodies. The findings were released by the U.S. ... Read More »

Heads of State, Government Share Plans for Reducing Emissions, Building Resilience

New Delhi (ABC Live): A record number of Heads of State and Government, together with leaders from business and civil society, today shared plans to avert catastrophic climate change as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon looked to push forward concrete commitments ahead of the 2015 deadline for a binding global agreement on the issue. “I am asking you to lead,” United Nations Secretary-General ... Read More »