Breaking News

Green News

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 »

Narendra Modi Establishes Clean Ganga Fund

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave its approval for establishment of the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF). The following broad activities will be financed from the Fund: a) Activities outlined under the ‘Namami Gange’ programme for cleaning of river Ganga. b) Control of non-point pollution from agricultural runoff, human defecation, …

Read More »

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Increases by 2.3% in 2013

New Delhi (ABC Live):The 2014 Global Carbon Budget has been released ahead of the U.N. Climate Summit, showing that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning and cement production increased by 2.3% in 2013 to new record levels. It said that emissions were 61% above the 1990 levels (the Kyoto Protocol reference year). The report from the Global Carbon Project, which …

Read More »

India’s BAEI Gets IAEA-FAO Award for Plant Mutation Breeding

New Delhi (ABC Live):24 September 2014 | Awards honouring teams of scientists who have helped increase food security by using radiation to breed better crop varieties were presented today by IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. Mutation breeding, which uses radiation to mimic natural plant mutation events, is a well-established method that enables plant breeders to work with farmers to develop variations of …

Read More »

August 2014 Remains Hottest August of World History

New Delhi (ABC Live): The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was the highest for August since record keeping began, largely driven by record sea surface temperatures, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). June-August 2014 was also the hottest such period on record. The combined average temperature over global land and …

Read More »

Climate Scientists Meets to Alter World Climate Research Programme as Per IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

New Delhi (ABC Live): Leading climate scientists from around the world gather this week  in Bern, Switzerland to refine their priorities for up-coming research in light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report, focusing on areas of science where many of the fastest climate system changes emerge, focusing on areas of science where many of the …

Read More »

WMO Launches Partnership for Strengthening Climate Services in SIDS

New Delhi (ABC Live): As part of its contribution to the International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), WMO, on behalf of all its partners, has launched a new partnership for strengthening weather and climate services in SIDS in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Indian Ocean and other regions. “There is a lot of talent and skill residing in the …

Read More »

Earth’s Polar, Mountainous Regions Most Vulnerable to Climate Change: IAEA

New Delhi (ABC Live):Studies show that some of the areas most vulnerable to climate change are the Earth’s polar and mountainous regions. Though they can be geographically very different, these cold regions fundamentally share the characteristics of what is known as the cryosphere: covered with frozen soil, snow and glaciers and with a fragile land-water ecosystem equilibrium. Climate change is …

Read More »

WMO-FAO Sign MoU on Climate change Sustainable Development

New Delhi (ABC Live): The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have collaborated for decades on agricultural meteorology, desertification, drought, and many other issues of common concern. At a meeting earlier this week at FAO headquarters in Rome, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva explored ways of …

Read More »

Green-Tech Patent Swells Four Times More Than Others Categories Patent

New Delhi (ABC Live): Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times. Fortunately, much can be done to address this challenge through technological innovation, including renewable sources of energy which help reduce carbon emissions. Governments throughout the world have embraced these technologies as a big part of the solution to climate change, and have implemented regulatory frameworks and …

Read More »