User: Genecampaign Topic: Climate Change
Category: India Specific
Last updated: Apr 18 2014 13:08 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Climate change: An upcoming threat with little political traction during Lok Sabha elections 18.4.2014 DNA: Popular News
As more than 850 million Indians went to poll amidst a hotly contested pre-election period, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) setup under the United Nations released the first part of its much anticipated report in Berlin, Germany, detailing where the world exactly stood on climate change.  The topic of global warming, an unfolding event which may be the catalyst of driving much of mankind’s governmental and economic policies in the future has found only fleeting mentions in the manifestos released by the BJP, the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In fact, the AAP did not mention the issue even once as part of its political aims. However, the fact remains that India’s population has already experienced freak weather patterns which have been tied to global warming, such as the recent hailstorms experienced in Maharashtra last month where farmers of the region have put their losses at a massive Rs 20,000 crore due to this unseasonal natural event.  The irony over the lack of emphasis ...
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hot air (Cached) 17.4.2014 Telegraph: Opinion
Things are moving fast. And these are not good things. The second of the three reports from the United Nations intergovernmental panel on climate change had made clear in April that global warming and the rise in sea levels are likely to be far greater than earlier expected. A drop in crop yield, coastal flooding and an unstable water supply will ultimately bring about a huge escalation in human conflict. All countries need immediate controls on the emission of greenhouse gases, measures to conserve water and energy and reduce air pollution. But these, if not thought through with expertise, could clash with the drive for development, and India, heading excitedly towards its 16th Lok Sabha, may be finding it a tough call. The manifestos of its contending political parties reflect this discomfort. It is not that the parties are deaf to environmental concerns. But these come low down on their lists of things to do and are seldom more than good intentions disguised as promises, with few suggestions about ...
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Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk (Cached) 17.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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UNAIDS names Brazilian footballer as Goodwill Ambassador (Cached) 17.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Experts discuss new climate economy from Indian and global perspective (Cached) 15.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
By Ashok Dixit, New Delhi, Apr.15 : The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) hosted a two-day workshop on the theme New Climate Economy: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, at the India Habitat Centre here on Monday and Tuesday.
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Portal ‘Railsaver’ to Improve Energy Efficiency on Indian Railways Inaugurated (Cached) 15.4.2014 Govt of india: PIB
In a move to further improve energy efficiency on Indian Railways, a web based Electrical Energy Management System, RAILSAVER, developed by Centre of Railway
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Hijack cry on climate report (Cached) 15.4.2014 Telegraph: Nation
April 14: Experts from developing countries directly involved with preparing the just-published assessment of a global panel on climate change today claimed the synopsis for policymakers had been "watered down" compared with the detailed technical report.
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World green summit kicks off in Dubai Tuesday (Cached) 14.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
Dubai, April 14 : A two-day World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2014, a global efforts to combat climate change, will begin here Tuesday.
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Ban welcomes report on mitigation of climate change (Cached) 14.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Climate change pill: pool cars, eat local and save energy (Cached) 14.4.2014 Telegraph: Nation
New Delhi, April 13: An international panel today warned that the world hadn't done enough to curb greenhouse gas emissions but said that changes in lifestyles and energy technologies could yet help avert the most devastating impacts of global warming.
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UN chief urges swift, bold actions on climate change (Cached) 13.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
United Nations, April 13 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday urged all countries to act swiftly and boldly to limit global warming as greenhouse gas emissions across the world continue to rise at an accelerated pace.
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Global warming is not due to natural factors, says expert (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Apr 12 : An analysis of temperature data since 1500 rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth's climate.
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WUF: UN hails cities as vital to sustainable development (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 12 : "A city is not just an accident, but the result of coherent vision and aims," stated Leon Crier, pioneer architect, urban planner and visionary, as he spoke to participants at a discussion on Urban Equity in development - Cities for Life organized by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (Habitat).
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UN warns against rise in greenhouse gas emissions (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 12 : From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates out on Friday from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
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Washington: Ban urges action towards climate action (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 12 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended on Friday the Climate Leaders' Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and urging Governments to reach a universal legal climate deal by the end of the year.
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Satellite city projects expose low-income workers to natural hazards: Study (Cached) 11.4.2014 New Kerala: Travel News
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Parties promise to address climate change issues (Cached) 10.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, April 10 : Political parties in India have for the first time promised to address the issues of climate change and renewable energy in the country, a multi-party group of parliamentarians said here Thursday.
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UN launches initiative to promote sustainable energy (Cached) 10.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 10 : The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a forum to take place annually, starting this coming June.
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UN calls for Plan B on climate change due to nations' non-action on carbon emissions (Cached) 10.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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India's investment in renewable energy dips: US Report (Cached) 9.4.2014 New Kerala: Sports India
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