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Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets, UN chief 'disappointed'

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

The longest UN climate talks ended here on Sunday with no deal on carbon markets as delegates from almost 200 countries failed to come up with more ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gases to fulfil the terms of the 2015 Paris agreement, prompting UN chief Antonio Guterres...

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Climate talks: Javadekar says will protect long-term development interests

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

India is participating with a constructive outlook at the Madrid climate talks and will work to protect its long-term development interests, Union Environment Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. Before leaving for the UN-hosted climate negotiations in the Spanish city,...

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India to insist on ‘differentiated responsibilities’ at Madrid climate talks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

India will insist upon the principle of ‘equity and common but differentiated responsibilities’ at next week’s climate talks in Madrid, Spain. In simpler terms, it means that while all countries should do their best to fight global warming, developed countries – with deeper...

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UN report: India on track to meeting greenhouse gas emissions target

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

Global emissions of greenhouse gases, which are responsible for global warming, are growing rather than declining as they should. Even if all countries meet the unconditional commitments they made at the Paris conference in 2015, GHG emissions will be way more than what they...

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India Calls on Developed Countries to Increase “Scope, Scale and Speed” of Climate Finance

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

The Government of India released a position paper outlining India’s perspective on climate finance. The document was issued to inform stakeholder deliberations under the Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing action area of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23...

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Climate Change May Cause Water Scarcity For India’s Power Plants: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Climate change and over-tapped waterways may leave developing countries in Asia, such as India and China, without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Energy and Environment Science, found that...

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More coal plants means suffering for another 50 years for Indians: UNEP ED

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

Nearly three years after ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement, India continues to pave way for coal-fired thermal power plants. Under these circumstances, the country would unceasingly keep choking under the toxicity of fossil fuels for at least half a century. “...

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Javadekar reaffirms India's want to grow 'sustainably'

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

United Nations, Sep 22 (PTI) India will grow sustainably and at the same time ensure its citizens get the benefits of development, Indian Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar told a United Nations forum here. Speaking at the 'setting the...

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India, Sweden co-lead industry transition track under high-level UN Climate Action Summit

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

India and Sweden are co-leading an industry transition track under the high-level UN Climate Action Summit, hosted by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, that will create stronger commitments from sectors such as steel and cement to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. With...

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At UN Climate Summit, green funds, collective commitment in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

On September 23, when the world meets at the UN Climate Summit in New York, world leaders will speak about their commitment to preventing dangerous climate change impacts by keeping global temperature rise under two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. At the same time...

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