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Developing Countries Lack in NAMAs : UNFCCC

New Delhi (ABC Live): NAMAs : This update focuses on individual nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) by developing countries, and related support, events and activities, for the period from October 2016 to January 2017. During this period, only two new requests for support were registered in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) NAMA Registry. The Marrakesh Climate Change ... Read More »

Ending of Fossil Fuels Subsidies Cuts GHGs Emissions by 37

Geneva (ABC Live):Fossil Fuels Subsidies :A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas and coal is left in the ground. This is according to new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) that provides the ... Read More »

Support Small Farmers to Adopt Climate Science: FAO

Rome (ABC Live): Climate Science :Failure to act now to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will “seriously compromise” food production in many regions and could doom to failure international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned today. “Agriculture holds the key to solving two of the greatest problems ... Read More »

WMO All Set to Tap Asia Climate Change

Abu Dhabi (ABC Live):Asia Climate Change , environmental degradation, population growth and urbanization are putting pressure on water supplies in many parts of the Asian region, and exposure to extreme weather and other hazards is increasing. The World Meteorological Organization’s Regional Association for Asia, which holds its four-yearly conference from 12-16 February, is considering how to meet these challenges. The meeting, ... Read More »

Know Climate Finance in the Paris Agreement

New Delhi (ABC Live):Climate Finance : Article 9 of the  Paris Agreement stipulates that developed country Parties shall provide financial resources to assist developing country Parties with respect to both mitigation and adaptation in continuation of their existing obligations under the Convention. Other Parties are encouraged to provide or continue to provide such support voluntarily. Furthermore, as part of a global effort, ... Read More »

WMO to Issue Flash Floods Forecasting

New York (ABC Live): Flash Floods Forecasting : WMO is working to strengthen forecasting skills for flash floods, which kills an estimated 5,000 people annually and are a major natural hazard. WMO’s Flash Flood Guidance System seeks to strengthen the capabilities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) to issue timely and accurate flash flood warnings and to integrate these ... Read More »

South Asia Drought Monitoring System Goes Online

New Delhi (ABC Live):The South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) and its newly launched online portal was demonstrated at a regional workshop held in New Delhi . The SADMS expected to provide near-real information of drought onset and progression helping decision makers respond in time. The interactive SADMS online portal, http://dms.iwmi.org/, would help in data sharing and viewing of all ... Read More »

Two Indian Ports Get Green Port Tag

New Delhi (ABC Live); The Ministry of Shipping, as a part of its ‘Green Port Initiative’ has been emphasizing on use of renewable sources of energy to power Major Ports across the nation. The Ministry aims to set up 91.50 MW of solar energy capacity at the twelve Major Ports and 45 MW of wind energy capacity by the two ... Read More »

Wetland for Best Land: World Wetland Day

New York (ABC Live): The World fraternity on February 2, 2017 all set to organize world Wetland Day. There are five types of wetlands that helping to fight climate change like Mangroves, Coral reefs, Rivers and flood plains, Inland deltas and Peatlands. Mangroves are salt-water tolerant shrubs and trees that grow in shallow, tropical coastal waters. Their roots bind the ... Read More »

Global Banks Pledges to Invest 6.6 Trillion in Clean, Low Carbon Projects

New York (ABC Live):Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects. The Principles for Positive Impact Finance – a first of its kind set of criteria for investments to be considered sustainable – provide financiers ... Read More »