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Businesses in India are increasingly focusing on setting emissions reduction and renewable energy targets

By allcot | Oct 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Businesses in India are increasingly focusing on setting emissions reduction and renewable energy targets, an analysis by Carbon Disclosure Project India has revealed. According to CDP’s latest report released on October 24, three Indian companies – Infosys Limited, Tata Motors Limited and Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited have committed to 100% renewable power and joined the…

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India among the worst affected by climate change: IMF study

By allcot | Oct 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
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A study on the impact of climate change by the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, shows countries in the tropics will be the worst affected as a result of global warming. “For the median emerging market economy, a 1°C increase from a temperature of 22°C lowers growth in the same year by 0.9 percentage point,”…

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India ready to work above and beyond Paris climate deal

By allcot | Sep 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
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India reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark Paris climate change agreement, saying it is willing to “work above and beyond” the pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, during a UN ‘Leadership Summit on Environment Pact’, said that India had been at the forefront of the debate on environment and development. Her…

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Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

By allcot | Aug 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
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In South Asia, a region of deep poverty where one-fifth of the world’s people live, new research suggests that by the end of this century climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection. There is still time to avert such severe…

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Indian monsoons have strengthened over past 15 years, study shows

By allcot | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
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An MIT study published in Nature Climate Change finds that the Indian summer monsoons, which bring rainfall to the country each year between June and September, have strengthened in the last 15 years over north central India. This heightened monsoon activity has reversed a 50-year drying period during which the monsoon season brought relatively little rain to northern and…

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Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia

By allcot | Jul 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report today warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yeilds by five percent in 2030s. Unabated climate change could severely affect the future growth of these countries, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life,…

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India: Committed to climate change as per own requirements

By allcot | Jul 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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India on Saturday joined 18 other G-20 members to strongly support the fight against global warming during the final agreement by the leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers at combating climate change. By terming the Paris climate deal as “irreversible”, India said that it remains committed on the issue of climate change “as per its own…

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To slow climate change, India joins the renewable energy revolution

By allcot | Jun 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
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On June 3, two days after President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged a hug with French President Emmanuel Macron during an official visit to Paris. Modi and Macron pledged to achieve emissions reductions beyond their nations’ commitments under the Paris Agreement,…

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US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement will not affect India’s plans towards clean energy

By allcot | Jun 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
US President Donald Trump announces his decision on the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on June 1, 2017.      / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement will not affect India’s plans towards clean energy, environmentalists said on the day the BJP-led government re-affirmed commitment to tackle climate change “irrespective of what other countries do”. Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Friday that India would continue to ensure it did its…

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Green energy can create 58,000 jobs in India by 2022

By allcot | May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Employment opportunities in India’s renewable energy sector are going to almost double by 2022, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “The Council on Energy Environment and Water and the National Research Development Corporation project that utility and park scale PV (photovoltaic) projects through 2022 could create 58,000 direct jobs (in India),” IRENA said…

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