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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Spain hosts WMO Sand and Dust Storm Operational Centre

New Delhi (ABC Live): The World Meteorological Organization has been established a new international centre to improve predictions and provide operational forecasts of sand and dust storms which have a major impact on the economy, the environment and people’s health and which are expected to worsen as a result of climate change and land degradation. The Barcelona Dust Forecast Centre was …

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Himachal Pradesh Gets World Bank US$ 100 Million Loan for Sustainable Development

New Delhi (ABC Live):Credit Agreement for World Bank DPL Loan of US$ 100 million for promoting Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development has been signed between the Government of India, the World Bank and the Government of Himachal Pradesh here today. This Agreement was signed by Ms. Usha Titus, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of the Government of India and …

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UNFCCC Meets in Bonn to Plan Action on Urban Environment, Land Use

Bonn (ABC Live): The second round of climate change negotiations in 2014 is taking place from 4 to 15 June in Bonn, encompassing the fortieth sessions of the subsidiary bodies SBI and SBSTA, as well as the resumed second session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP). For the first time at a June …

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Feels Climate Change Impact in Greenland Visit

26 March 2014 (ABC Live): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit today to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating. “I am just overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of this great land, with over 2 million square kilometres of ice cap and with such vast land covered with snow and ice – …

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China, India Releases Joint Study Report on in Low Carbon Development

New Delhi (ABC Live): China and India, two of the top three carbon emitters in the world, have released a joint report on the practical measures that can be taken to address climate change. A new collaborative report has provided practical recommendations for greater cooperation between China and India in addressing climate change. “The China India Low Carbon Study,” the …

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