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India Notifies Revised Standards for CETPs

New Delhi (ABC Live): Revised Standards for CETPs : The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) operating at various industrial clusters in the country. The primary aim of the revised standards is to minimise water pollution. These standards were finalised after extensive consultations with industries and other stakeholders …

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Oceans Role in Global Climate System

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Climate System : The oceans play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, while also providing essential goods and services for sustaining life on Earth. Changes to the climate, brought about by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will thus lead to changes …

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India Gets River Information System

New Delhi (ABC Live): Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the River Information System (RIS) System at a function in New Delhi today. The first of its kind in India, the new system will facilitate safe and accurate navigation on National Waterway – 1 on the Ganges River. RIS is being implemented under the …

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India Jumps BS IV to BS VI Emission Norms

New Delhi (ABC Live): BS VI Emission Norms : Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has decided to leapfrog from BS-IV to  BS-VI Emission Norms BS-VI emission norms directly by 01.04.2020. A unanimous decision was taken today in a meeting chaired by Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari and attended by Minister of Heavy Industries …

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UNEP Endorses Effective Environmental Governance

New Delhi (ABC Live): Effective Environmental Governance: Effective environmental governance at all levels is critical for finding solutions to these challenges. Environmental Governance comprises the rules, practices, policies and institutions that shape how humans interact with the environment. Good environmental governance takes into account the role of all actors that impact the environment. From governments to NGOs, the private sector …

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EU 40 percent Greenhouse Gas Cut by 2030

New Delhi (ABC Live): Greenhouse Gas Cut : The European Council on October 24 endorsed a binding EU target of at least a 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990. In addition, it set a target of at least 27% for the share of renewable energy consumed in the EU in 2030. This is also binding at …

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Environment Ministry to Review CEPI

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government has said that it will review the Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index ,CEPI  and install machines to gauge pollution levels in 66 cities with a population of more than one million. Speaking after chairing a series of brainstorming meetings with all the divisions in the Ministry to formulate an action plan for 2016 here today, …

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Bangladesh Siddhirganj Power Project Gets $177 million for Clean Energy

New Delhi (ABC Live): Siddhirganj Power Project :The Government of Bangladesh today signed a $177 million additional financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDA) to complete the ongoing construction of a 335 megawatt combined cycle power plant at Siddhirganj, near Dhaka. The power plant will account for 6 percent of the total electricity delivered to the national grid.   IDA is the …

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NSCCC Approves Four Climate Change linked Projects

New Delhi (ABC Live): NSCCC: The eighth National Steering Committee on Climate Change ,NSCCC  approved four projects from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Punjab and also considered one project submitted by Government of Madhya Pradesh, at a meeting held here today. The agenda of the meeting was to consider the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) submitted by Government of Tamil Nadu and …

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India Notifies Standards for Coal Based Thermal Power Plants

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for coal based Thermal Power Plants in the country, with the primary aim of minimising pollution. These standards are proposed to be implemented in a phased manner. Coal Based Thermal Power Plants  are categorised into 3 categories, namely those:- (i) Installed before 31st December, …

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