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INCOIS Maps Indian Coastal Vulnerability

New Delhi (ABC Live): INCOIS :The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has assessed shoreline change using the satellite data acquired during 1972-2000 in order to calculate the shoreline change rate. Shoreline change rate is one of the input parameters to calculate the coastal vulnerability index along the Indian coast. This work was carried out during the period ... Read More »

India to Implement UNECE WP-29-1998 Agreement

New Delhi (ABC Live):UNECE WP-29-1998 Agreement : India is a signatory of UNECE, WP-29, 1998 agreement and takes active part in the formulation of Global Technical Regulations. As such all safety norms prescribed under CMVR 1989 are based on UN regulated international standards. Although government has not put any mechanism in place to monitor and redress manufacturing defects, Indian Auto ... Read More »

Extreme Weather, Climate Conditions Also in 2017: WMO

New Delhi (ABC Live):The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. WMO issued its annual statement on the State of the Global Climate ahead of World Meteorological Day on 23 March. It ... Read More »

Efficient Soil Management Mitigates Climate Change

New Delhi (ABC Live): Soil Management: Warning of “colossal” negative impacts for the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in the Earth’s soils are released, Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote called for stronger management of this critical natural resource at the start of an international symposium . There is currently more carbon locked up in ... Read More »

Climate Change Forces Rural Transport Transformation

New Delhi (ABC Live):Rural Transport Transformation :India is in the midst of implementing PMGSY, a $35-billion national level Rural Road Program designed to provide basic road access to rural communities. The World Bank is supporting PMGSY through a series of lending operations ($1.8 billion in Bank funding) and significant knowledge support. A key element of the Bank’s support has been to integrate ... Read More »

Human Influence Rises Earth Temperature: IPCC

New York (ABC Live):IPCC  :Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed. “[Research has] demonstrated the link between cumulative past, present and future carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and a given temperature rise,” Hoesung ... Read More »

World Meteorological Day 2017 Aims to Understand Clouds

New Delhi (ABC Live): Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change:  we need to better understand how clouds affect the climate and how a changing ... Read More »

RISE Provides Effective Tool for Climate Policy Makers

New Delhi (ABC Live):–  RISE  :An increasing number of developing countries – Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa – are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust policies to support energy access, renewables and energy efficiency, according to a new World Bank Report.  But there is huge room for improvement across every region in the world ... Read More »

UN Prepares for Ocean Conference

New York (ABC Live):Ocean Conference :The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard today at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June’s Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet’s oceans and help them recover from human-induced problems. “When leaders from across ... Read More »

Investors Asks G20 Economies to Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020

New Delhi (ABC Live): Fossil Fuel Subsidies : Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the group of G20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 in order to accelerate green investment and reduce climate risk. The call came just before a G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bonn, to prepare ... Read More »