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TERI Recommends Integrated Development for Climate Resilience Cities

New Delhi (ABC Live): Climate Resilience Cities; The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) recommended the merger of town planning schemes and city development plans for improving climate resilience of our cities. Further it also proposes that financial allocation for resilience building and adaptation projects should be made part of the larger urban framework. It is to mention that the above …

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IAEA Bats for Nuclear Science for SDGs at HLPF

New (ABC Live): Nuclear Science for SDGs: The IAEA highlighted the role of the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology in contributing to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the first United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF). “Many people around the world reap the benefits of nuclear science and technology — often without even realizing it — in diverse …

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Global Methane Initiative Aims to Reduce Non Carbon GHG Emissions

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery, and use of methane as a valuable clean energy source. Methane is the second most abundant anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) after carbon dioxide (CO2 ), accounting for about 20 percent of global emissions. …

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Ban Ki-moon Argues China, United States for Paris Agreement Rectification

New Delhi (ABC Live):Paris Agreement Rectification : U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Argentina and other large nations to ratify the Paris climate accord at a Buenos Aires conference on Monday, and Argentina’s foreign minister said she hoped the country would do so by the end of the year. In December 2015, some 195 countries reached an agreement in Paris that …

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India to Setup LTEO for Climate Change Studies

New Delhi (ABC Live): India has planned to setup Long Term Ecological Observatories (LTEO) for Climate Change Studies under the ‘Climate Change Action Programme’ with an outlay of Rs. 40 crores in the 12th Plan Period. A Science Plan of LTEO was released during the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at Paris …

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WMO to Examine Mitrabah Reported 54.0°C Temperature

New Delhi (ABC Live): Mitrabah Reported 54.0°C Temperature : WMO will set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah, Kuwait, set a new highest temperature record for the Eastern hemisphere and Asia, with a reported temperature of 54.0°C (129.2°F) on 21 July 2016. Large parts of the Middle East and North Africa were gripped by heatwaves since last week. Temperatures exceeding …

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The State of the Climate in 2015 Still Dismal:WMO

New Delhi (ABC Live): The State of the Climate in 2015 report found that most indicators of climate change continued to reflect trends consistent with a warming planet.  Several markers such as land and ocean temperatures, sea levels and greenhouse gases broke records set just one year prior. The report, led by NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, is based on contributions …

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World Bank New Environmental and Social Framework

New Delhi (ABC Live): The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) that expands protections for people and the environment in Bank-financed investment projects. The safeguards review included the most extensive consultation ever conducted by the World Bank. It concludes nearly four years of analysis and engagement around the world with governments, development …

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Indian Railways Solar Power Target 1000 MW

New Delhi (ABC Live):Indian Railways Solar Power: In order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, Ministry of Railways has planned to harness 1000 MW of solar power through developer mode by putting up solar plants on Railway buildings/ stations and through land based plants across the country. This was stated by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, …

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533 Cities Report Their Actions on Climate Change to CDP

New Delhi (ABC Live): 4 August, 2016: A record number of cities are now measuring and disclosing their Actions on Climate Change  in order to manage emissions and protect themselves from the growing impacts of climate change. As per Information  533 cities globally representing 621 million citizens reported the actions they’re taking on climate to the non-profit CDP this year, a …

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