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India Ratifies Kyoto Protocol Second Commitment Period

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Second Commitment Period of the Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). The second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 2012. So far, 65 countries have ratified the Second Commitment Period. ... Read More »

UNEP Joins Hands with China for e-Green Finance

Davos (ABC Live):The United Nations environment agency and a the leading Chinese online financial service provider today rolled out an innovative programme at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, aiming to stimulate the advancement of digital technologies in green finance. The ground-breaking imitative, the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance,’ is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ... Read More »

António Guterres Bats for Climate Change at WEF

Davos (ABC Live):19 January 2017 – Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for a new generation of partnerships with the business community to limit the impact of climate change and to reduce poverty. In an address this morning to a special session on cooperation for peace, the Secretary-General said he was ... Read More »

Athens International Airport Gets Carbon Neutral Status

Athens (ABC Live):Carbon Neutral Status :Athens International Airport, which has  achieved carbon neutral status (Level 3+) in ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. It raises the number of carbon neutral airports across the world to 28, and with the bulk of them in Europe, ACI Europe is well on its way to acheving its goal of having 50 carbon neutral airports ... Read More »

Trees in Cities Treasure for Future

New York (ABC Live): Trees in Cities : At present more than 50 percent of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities. By 2050, this number is expected to increase to 66 percent. The shift from rural to urban areas, mainly in Africa and Asia, is due to poverty and related socio-economic factors. Trees in Cities :For the ... Read More »

GAW Aerosol Reports Issues Alerts on Human Health

New York (ABC Live): GAW Aerosol Reports :The impact of aerosols on the atmosphere is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant and uncertain aspects of climate change projections. The observed global warming trend is considerably less than expected from the increase in greenhouse gases, and much of the difference can be explained by aerosol effects. Those effects are ... Read More »

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 »