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Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling to Save Environment

New Delhi (ABC Live): Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling : Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also overlooks a great opportunity to boost the fight against climate change, a newGlobal Outlook on Walking and Cycling ... Read More »

WMO Predicts Weak La Niña Conditions in 2017

Geneva, 19 October 2016 (ABC Live):  – The World Meteorological Organization is forecasting that the weather over large parts of the world will be influenced by cool-neutral to weak La Niña conditions over the coming few months. Today’s WMO Update finds that there is a 50-60% probability that weak La Niña conditions are developing that may persist into the first quarter of ... Read More »

Paris Climate Deal Roadmap to Green Climate Fund

New York (ABC Live): Green Climate Fund  :  At the recent United Nations General Assembly in New York, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon predicted the Paris Climate Change Agreement would enter into force before 2017, announcing 60 countries had now ratified its terms. This week, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank welcome an influx of finance ministers and central bankers, to its annual ... Read More »

Paris Agreement All Set to Go After US, China, India Signing

New York (ABC Live): Paris Agreement :United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is set to enter into force on 4 November, as enough countries have signed onto the landmark accord to bring it to the emissions threshold that will trigger its implementation. “This is a momentous occasion,” said Mr. Ban ... Read More »

India Starts Action for Phasing Out HFCs

New Delhi (ABC Live): Phasing Out  HFCs :Stakeholders across industry groups and international experts discussed the challenges faced by India in phasing down high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFC)s at a roundtable session held here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave highlighted that India leads ... Read More »

Meat Producing Industry Impacts Global Warming

New Delhi (ABC Live):Meat Producing Industry : The Growing meat consumption leads to an increased demand of land and water, and rising GHG emissions. Worldwide meat production has tripled over the last four decades and increased 20 per cent in the last 10 years. Meanwhile, industrial countries are consuming growing amounts of meat, nearly double the quantity in developing countries. ... Read More »

Montreal Protocol Aims to Reduce HFCs

New Delhi (ABC Live):The United States hosted a gathering of countries in New York to provide a boost of momentum to the upcoming international negotiations to adopt an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the potent greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The event highlighted two significant announcements: First, more than 100 countries called for securing an ambitious ... Read More »

Micronesia Signs Paris Climate Change Agreement

 New York (ABC Live); Paris Climate Change Agreement :The Federated States of Micronesia have deposited their instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement with the United Nations on15 September 2016. At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), held in Paris, France, the Parties adopted the Paris Climate Change Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ... Read More »

Rising Global Heat Asks Urgent Paris Agreement Rectification

New York (ABC Live): Paris Agreement Rectification: The exceptionally long spell of record global heat, a surge in greenhouse gas concentrations,  shocking coral reef bleaching and long-term Arctic sea ice melt all add urgency to the need for world leaders to ratify and implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to  the World Meteorological Organization. United Nations Secretary-General Ban ... Read More »

International Ozone Day Aims to Reduce HFCs

New York (ABC Live): International Ozone Day : Marking the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on countries to strengthen climate protection by reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons. “The world has changed since we last marked International Ozone Day,” said Mr. Ban in hismessage on the International Day, recalling that adoption of the 2030 Agenda for ... Read More »