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Davos Hosts WEF Global Risks Report 2017

New York (ABC Live): Global Risks Report : UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa will be at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week to speak to business, government and civil society leaders about how the Paris Climate Change Agreement can be translated into actionable strategies. According to the World Economic Forum 2017 Global Risks Report released ahead of the meeting, the ... Read More »

Myanmar Uses Nuclear Technology for NDT

Yangon, Myanmar (ABC Live):  NDT : Experts are rolling out the use of nuclear technology in industrial testing across Myanmar, following the successful implementation of the technique in the oil and gas sector. Non-destructive testing (NDT) using nuclear techniques involves the use of ionizing radiation to test the quality of materials and products. It plays a vital role in the production and maintenance ... Read More »

Policy Makers Need Climate Information

New York (ABC Live):Demand for climate information to inform decision- and policymaking is growing as the private and public sectors recognize its relevance and value in mitigating and adapting to climate change.  Users are seeking tailored and actionable climate information on a wide range of timescales, from past, current and future climate. Their needs are broad, including long-term decisions and ... Read More »

WMO Tags Year 2016 as Extreme Weather Year

Hong Kong (ABC Live): Extreme Weather Year : According to the World Meteorological Organization’s preliminary assessment, 2016 is very likely to be the world’s warmest year on record. Over the Arctic, with unusually high air and sea surface temperatures, the sea ice extent based on satellite observations was well below average throughout the year with seven months (up to November ... Read More »

Green House Gas Emissions Endangers Coral Reefs Existence

New York (ABC Live):Green House Gas Emissions : If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems – on annual basis, the United Nations environment agency today reported. The finding is part of ... Read More »

Europe Temperature Hikes by 2.5 Degree in 2016

Geneva (ABC Live): Europe Temperature :A new analysis of European air temperature data from January through December 2016 confirms that 2016 is on track to be the region’s fourth warmest year on record. This follows two consecutive years, 2014 and 2015, which each broke regional records for high average air temperatures. Based on initial estimates, the January-December annual mean air temperature ... Read More »

India, US Launch Clean Energy Finance Initiative

New Delhi (ABC Live): Clean Energy Finance Initiative : Shri Piyush Goyal  Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy and Mines and US Ambassador Mr Richard Verma in India launched new joint initiative of US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) Initiative which would help in unlocking OPIC financing and mobilize public and private capital to expand access to distributed clean energy projects ... Read More »

Rapid Methane Emissions Threatens Climate Change Mitigation

New Delhi (ABC Live): Rapid Methane Emissions :Global concentrations of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas and cause of climate change, are now growing faster in the atmosphere than at any other time in the past two decades. That is the message of a team of international scientists in an editorial to be published 12 December in the journal Environmental Research Letters. ... Read More »

NSIDC Confirms Record Low Average Arctic Sea Ice

New Delhi (ABC Live): Average Arctic sea ice extent for November was the lowest on the satellite record, reflecting unusually high air temperatures, winds from the south, and a warm ocean. Antarctic sea ice extent quickly declined in November, also setting a record low for the month – in marked contrast to recent years. For the globe as a whole, ... Read More »

International Mountain Day Highlights Mountain Cultures

New Delhi (ABC Live): International Mountain Day  : Covering around 22 percent of the earth’s land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth. They not only provide sustenance and wellbeing to 915 million mountain people around the world, representing 13 percent of global population, but mountains also indirectly benefit billions more living downstream. ... Read More »