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South Asia Drought Monitoring System Goes Online

New Delhi (ABC Live):The South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) and its newly launched online portal was demonstrated at a regional workshop held in New Delhi . The SADMS expected to provide near-real information of drought onset and progression helping decision makers respond in time. The interactive SADMS online portal, http://dms.iwmi.org/, would help in data sharing and viewing of all ... Read More »

Two Indian Ports Get Green Port Tag

New Delhi (ABC Live); The Ministry of Shipping, as a part of its ‘Green Port Initiative’ has been emphasizing on use of renewable sources of energy to power Major Ports across the nation. The Ministry aims to set up 91.50 MW of solar energy capacity at the twelve Major Ports and 45 MW of wind energy capacity by the two ... Read More »

Wetland for Best Land: World Wetland Day

New York (ABC Live): The World fraternity on February 2, 2017 all set to organize world Wetland Day. There are five types of wetlands that helping to fight climate change like Mangroves, Coral reefs, Rivers and flood plains, Inland deltas and Peatlands. Mangroves are salt-water tolerant shrubs and trees that grow in shallow, tropical coastal waters. Their roots bind the ... Read More »

Global Banks Pledges to Invest 6.6 Trillion in Clean, Low Carbon Projects

New York (ABC Live):Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects. The Principles for Positive Impact Finance – a first of its kind set of criteria for investments to be considered sustainable – provide financiers ... Read More »

India Ratifies Kyoto Protocol Second Commitment Period

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 2012. So far, 65 countries have ratified the Second Commitment Period. ... Read More »

UNEP Joins Hands with China for e-Green Finance

Davos (ABC Live):The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider today rolled out an innovative programme at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, aiming to stimulate the advancement of digital technologies in green finance. The ground-breaking imitative, the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance,’ is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ... Read More »

António Guterres Bats for Climate Change at WEF

Davos (ABC Live):19 January 2017 – Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty. In an address this morning to a special session on cooperation for peace, the Secretary-General said he was ... Read More »

Athens International Airport Gets Carbon Neutral Status

Athens (ABC Live):Carbon Neutral Status :Athens International Airport, which has  achieved carbon neutral status (Level 3+) in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. It raises the number of carbon neutral airports across the world to 28, and with the bulk of them in Europe, ACI Europe is well on its way to acheving its goal of having 50 carbon neutral airports ... Read More »

Trees in Cities Treasure for Future

New York (ABC Live): Trees in Cities : At present more than 50 percent of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities. By 2050, this number is expected to increase to 66 percent. The shift from rural to urban areas, mainly in Africa and Asia, is due to poverty and related socio-economic factors. Trees in Cities :For the ... Read More »

GAW Aerosol Reports Issues Alerts on Human Health

New York (ABC Live): GAW Aerosol Reports :The impact of aerosols on the atmosphere is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant and uncertain aspects of climate change projections. The observed global warming trend is considerably less than expected from the increase in greenhouse gases, and much of the difference can be explained by aerosol effects. Those effects are ... Read More »