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UN Issues Alerts Challenges to Pollinators

New York  (ABC Live):Challenges to Pollinators :  Bees, butterflies and other pollinators are increasingly under threat from human activities and countries must transform their agricultural practices to ensure global crop production can meet demand and avoid substantial economic losses, the United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity heard today. “Pollinators affect all of us. The food that we eat like our ... Read More »

India Opens Global Gates for Earth Sciences Researchers

New Delhi (ABC Live):Earth Sciences Researchers ;  To strengthen earth science research in Indian Universities and think tank organisations, Ministry of Earth Sciences is supporting the following academic programmes : User Oriented M.Tech Programme in “Ocean Technology” in IIT Madras. M.Tech & Ph.D. Programme in Atmospheric-Oceanic Science and Technology in IIT Delhi. M.Sc. course in Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Centre ... Read More »

IIFM to Draft India National Forest Policy

New Delhi (ABC Live): National Forest Policy: Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) was asked to prepare a draft National Forest Policy. IIFM has submitted the draft policy document. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has not set up any time-frame for formulation of new Forest Policy ... Read More »

Ashgabat Statement Endorses Sustainable Transport Solutions

27 November 2016  New York (ABC Live)  Ashgabat Statement : The first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference concluded today in the Turkmen capital, with more than 50 countries endorsing the ‘Ashgabat Statement on Commitments and Policy Recommendations,’ with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks. “The Conference has reinforced the importance of ... Read More »

COP 22 Marrakech Gets ISO 20121 Certification

New York (ABC Live): The International Organization for Standardization has certified The UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP 22, 7 – 18 November) under the ISO 20121 standard for event sustainability management systems. This this the first time that an event in Africa has been certified under the standard. COP22 was attended  by more than 22,000 people, and both the Government ... Read More »

IMD to Release Cold Weather Outlook

New Delhi (ABC Live): Cold Weather Outlook : Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has already started issuing of the Hot Weather Season Outlooks from the summer season of 2016, i.e. starting from April 2016. It is also proposed to bring out a Cold Weather Outlook for the period from December 2016 to February 2017. Temperature Outlook is issued for hot and ... Read More »

Space Technology May Reduce Natural Disasters

22 November 2016 Dubai (ABC Live): Space Technology : Space applications related to telecommunications and global navigation can play a vital role in supporting disaster risk reduction, response and recovery efforts, a senior United Nations official said today at the UN forum on space as a socio-economic driver for sustainable development under way in Dubai. The High-Level Forum on Space as ... Read More »

Climate Change Study Argues for State Action Plans

New Delhi (ABC Live):  is an internationally recognised body of professional experts having a mandate to assess research on climate change and present its findings in the form of ”assessment reports” every 5-7 years. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC is the latest in a series of such reports released during the period 2013-14. AR5 consists of three Working ... Read More »

Governments Pledges Support for Clean Technologies

Marrakesh (ABC Live): Clean Technologies : Countries accelerated global climate action across a broad range of areas at the 2016 UN climate change conference as they fast-tracked the political and practical aims of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. Multi-billion and multi-million dollar packages of support for clean technologies; building capacity to report on climate action plans, and initiatives for boosting ... Read More »

UN Joins WHO for Coalition for Climate and Clean Air

New York (ABC Live): Coalition for Climate and Clean Air : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Coalition for Climate and Clean Air (CCAC) and the Government of Norway has launched a global awareness campaign on the dangers of air pollution – especially ‘invisible killers’ such as black carbon, ground-level ozone and methane – for ... Read More »