Tag: Paris agreement

World’s biggest emitters like China, India, Russia, need to step up and lower emissions: John Kerry

The world’s big emitting countries, including China, India, Russia and Japan need to “really step up” and begin to lower greenhouse gas emissions, US Special...

We count on India for its contribution to multilateralism as a force for good: UN Deputy Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS: A top United Nations official has said that this year, more than ever, the international community counts on India for its contribution to...

2020 was one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organisation

UNITED NATIONS: The year 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, indicating the pace of...

View: For sustainable economic development, net zero emissions in 2060

As the world marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement and commits to redouble efforts to tackle climate change, India should take the opportunity...

Biden names veteran economic and climate expert Deese as Director of National Economic Council

Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday named veteran economic and climate expert Brian Deese as Director of the National Economic Council, a top White...

India on course to exceed Paris agreement targets, says report

MUMBAI: India, home to nine of the ten most polluted global cities, is well on course to exceed the emission targets under the 2015 Paris...

Coronavirus crisis to dominate Saudi-hosted G20 summit

Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus...

View: With Donald Trump gone, Beijing can relax a bit. ​​But can it really?

The US election verdict has provided Chinese President Xi Jinping with a unique gift. Though Donald Trump has been the butt of jokes and anger...

COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equality and climate change top priorities for Biden, Harris

Tackling COVID-19 pandemic, economic recovery, racial equality and climate change are the four top priorities for the Biden administration, his transition team said on Sunday,...

Indian outfit wins UN award for efforts to combat climate change amid Covid-19 | India News

UNITED NATIONS: An Indian organisation that leverages tourism and technology to help remote communities access solar energy has won a prestigious UN award for its...

Policy focus on e-mobility, clean fuels: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: India’s energy policy will focus on greater efforts to move towards a gas-based economy, cleaner fuels, electric mobility and renewable energy, Prime Minister...

Japan PM Suga sets 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality

TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday set a 2050 deadline for the world’s third-largest economy to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the...

Modi holds virtual summit with Danish counterpart, two countries ink ‘strategic green partnership’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Denmark became the first European country with which India held a virtual summit, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his Danish counterpart Mette...

Amendments to Disaster Management Act may retain NEC led by Union Home Secy

NEW DELHI: The National Executive Committee (NEC), which is responsible for drafting India’s lockdown and unlock guidelines to manage the Covid-19 pandemic, may be retained...

UNSG expresses concerns over India’s coal pitch, suggests six climate-positive actions to recover from Covid-19 pandemic | India News

NEW DELHI: The United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Friday applauded India’s stride towards clean energy through initiatives like International Solar Alliance, raising its renewable...

Carbon emissions for 2020 to come down by 8% due to lockdown: Environment ministry | India News

NEW DELHI: Due to the Covid-19 lockdown across India this year’s carbon emissions are predicted to fall by around eight per cent, a senior official...

BRICS nations stress on improving environment, promoting circular economy to recover from Covid-19 effects | India News

NEW DELHI: The impact of Covid-19 poses a serious challenge to achieving the aspirations of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals...

India and the US join hands to explore clean coal technologies, experts flag failure of power plants in complying with emission standards | India News

NEW DELHI: In order to explore new technology to meet energy demand through relatively cleaner ways, India and the United States have announced new areas...

Tech Mahindra signs UN Global Compact Initiative to reduce emissions

New Delhi: Tech Mahindra, a provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services signed a joint declaration with UN Global Compact urging governments to...