User: subbu Topic: Climate Change
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Last updated: May 21 2018 14:05 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C can save world's species 21.5.2018 General News
Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could save the vast majority of the world's plant and animal species from climate change, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Science, shows that limiting warming to the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would avoid half the risks associated with warming of two degrees Celsius for plants and animals, and two thirds of the risks for insects. Species across the globe would benefit, but particularly those in Southern Africa, the Amazon, Europe and Australia, according researchers from the University of East Anglia in the UK. Reducing the risk to insects is particularly important, the team say, because they are so vital for 'ecosystem services' such as pollinating crops and flowers, and being part of the food chain for other birds and animals. Previous research focused on quantifying the benefits of limiting warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times - the upper limit for temperature as set out in the ...
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Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview) 21.5.2018 General News
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.
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Response of developed nations to tackle climate change 'not adequate': Harsh Vardhan 20.5.2018 General News
Noting that the world is at a critical stage in combatting climate change, Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said today that the response of the developed nations to tackle the issue is still "not adequate". He said this in his intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban. The grouping is a bloc of four countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - formed by an agreement on November 28, 2009. "We are at a very critical stage, both in our efforts to combat climate change and in negotiations. There is an evident need for greater action and we find that the response of the developed countries is still not adequate," Vardhan said. He stressed that developed nations take the lead in terms of mitigation and providing means of implementation to developing countries. "While we talk about our actions, it is equally important to emphasise that the ambition of the developing countries needs to be supported and sustained, predictable and adequate ...
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“Response of Developed Nations in Combating Climate Change Inadequate”: Dr Harsh Vardhan 20.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
India has said that the response of developed nations for greater action in combating climate change is inadequate. Makingan intervention at the 26th BASIC Ministerial Meeting of Environment Ministers in Durban today, Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the world is at a critical stage in combating climate change.
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Vice President calls for increased investments in agriculture 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has suggested to the Central and various State Governments to increase investments in agriculture and allied sectors to make farming viable and attractive.
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Minister Harsh Vardhan's 'Green Good Deeds' gets global recognition 19.5.2018 General News
Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community.Dr Harsh Vardan at the ongoing 4th BRICS Environment Ministerial in Durban, South Africa had urged the BRICS nations to jointly help in development of a social movement to fight for the protection and conservation of environment.The next BRICS Ministerial on Environment has agreed to include "Green Good Deeds" in its official agenda in the next Ministerial in Brazil and another meeting in Russia said Dr Harsh Vardhan.Earlier in his opening remarks at the Ministerial, Dr Harsh Vardhan had urged the grouping to jointly work for developing a movement around Green Good Deeds."I urge upon the BRICS countries to jointly help in development of a social movement which could be emulated by the rest of the world," Dr Harsh Vardhan told the ministerial delegations from the 5-nation ...
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Dr Harsh Vardhan’s ‘Green Good Deeds’ gets global recognition 19.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Green Good Deeds, the societal movement launched by Environment, Forest & Climate Change Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to protect environment and promote good living has found acceptance by the global community.
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‘Clean air policy needs more focus on health’ 18.5.2018 Hindu: National
Doctors say draft NCAP falls short
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NASA study shows freshwater decline in India 18.5.2018 General News
India is among the world's major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities.
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NASA study warns of freshwater decline in India 18.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Availability of freshwater has declined in the northern and eastern parts of India, says a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe.
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‘Tweak draft Forest Act to raise their productivity’ 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu seeks aid to improve basic civic services
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Anything but green 16.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The draft National Forest Policy is an attempt to get around the Supreme Court’s judgment on forest conservation
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Doctors ask Harsh Vardhan to strengthen health plan in proposed NCAP 16.5.2018 General News
A group of doctors has urged Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to strengthen the health plan in the proposed National Clean Air Action Plan (NCAP), stating that air pollution was wreaking havoc on the health of people in the country. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had released a draft of the NCAP to address the air pollution crisis that most cities were facing. While lauding the initiative, the doctors rued that the attention given to health in the proposed NCAP fell short of the expectations of the public health community. The doctors drew the minister's attention to an ICMR-led report of 2017 which highlighted the contribution of air pollution to disease burden in India. The report noted that household air pollution was responsible for five per cent of the total disease burden in the country in 2016 and outdoor air pollution for six per cent. It observed that the contribution of most major non-communicable disease groups to the total disease burden increased
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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient: lawmakers 16.5.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday.
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Britain's strategy to meet climate change targets not sufficient, say lawmakers 16.5.2018 DNA: Money
The British government's Clean Growth Strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not be enough to meet legally binding climate change targets, a committee of cross-party lawmakers said on Wednesday. The strategy, launched last year, outlines investment in research and innovation to help reduce emissions which lead to global warming. Britain has committed to cut emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels and must produce proposals on how to reach its climate targets as part of carbon budgets set every five years. Although the amount of electricity generated from low-carbon energy doubled to a record 50 percent last year from 2009, there are signs that investment might have stalled in the past two years, the Environmental Audit Committee said in a report. Annual clean energy investment in Britain is now at its lowest level since 2008, threatening the country's ability to meet its carbon budgets from 2023. The report also said that changes to low-carbon energy policies in 2015 has ...
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Eco-tourism as alternate source of livelihood mooted 15.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Eco-tourism as alternate source of livelihood mooted
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Solar & wind energy to employ over 300,000 to meet 175 Gw power supply goal 15.5.2018 Latest News
The ILO said in its annual flagship report on the state of the global job market that action to combat climate change could create millions of new job opportunities
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Over 300,000 workers to be employed in solar, wind energy sectors in India: report 15.5.2018 General News
Over 300,000 workers will be employed in the solar and wind energy sectors in India to meet the country's target of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources by 2022, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated in a report. The ILO said in its annual flagship report on the state of the global job market that action to combat climate change could create millions of new job opportunities and "more than" offset losses in traditional industries. The UN labour agency said that 24 million new posts "will be created globally by 2030", but added that "the right policies to promote a greener economy" must also be in place for this to happen, along with better social safety nets for workers. The report 'World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs' said India has set itself the goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources by 2022, which corresponds to around half of its total electricity production. The report cited ...
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India's green sectors to employ 300000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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India's green sectors to employ 300,000 workers by 2022: ILO 15.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 300,000 workers will be employed directly in the solar and wind energy sectors by 2022 to meet India's goal of generating 175 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources.
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