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COP26 postponed until 2021

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2020

The UK government has today confirmed that the UN climate change conference, COP26, due to be held in Glasgow in November has been postponed until 2021. Helen Clarkson, CEO of the international non-profit The Climate Group, says: “The postponement of COP26 is, of course, sad...

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India and Norway to pressure other countries on climate change: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed up, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. Javadekar held "fruitful"...

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Italy requests India's help in designing hydro initiative

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2020

Italy has requested India's help in designing a hydrogen initiative leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held later this year. In a meeting on Thursday with Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry New and Renewable Energy, an Italian business delegation...

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British High Commission launches 'Green is Great' campaign in run-up to COP26

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

The British High Commission has launched 'Green is GREAT' campaign, an initiative to highlight the strength of the UK-India partnership on climate and sustainability in the run-up to COP26 which will be held in Glasgow later this year. The campaign is linked with climate,...

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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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As climate talks wind down, pre-2020 targets take centre stage

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

As the Madrid climate talks neared its end, negotiators stepped up efforts to prepare compromise texts that would help the countries keep the discussions going on the contentious issues into the next year. There was also an indication that the final outcome from Madrid would...

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India needs support from advanced nations to fight climate change: Govt

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India is meeting all its commitments and making huge efforts towards tackling climate change as part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), but climate resilience for future will depend on financial and technological support of developed countries, the...

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COP 25: India calls for speedier expansion of international solar alliance

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

More countries should join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to meet growing energy requirements, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Madrid on Monday. Speaking at a ministerial plenary on the sidelines of the 25th...

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COP25 climate summit opens in Madrid; Paris pact, multilateralism in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) opened here in the Spanish capital on Monday, where delegates are discussing measures to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement amid unclear prospects and challenges to multilateralism. The opening ceremony began with a warning from...

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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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