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Global Climate Movement urges world leaders for real climate action at the UN climate talks in Egypt

BATHINDA: The civil society groups have decided to bring together voices from communities most affected by climate breakdown at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) beginning on Sunday at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, while challenging world leaders to finally make the decisions urgently necessary to protect the present and future generations. This year’s UN […]

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Punjab officials vow to put best foot forward

NEW DELHI: Days after the Centre sought to fix accountability of district collectors for their failure to deal with the problem of stubble burning, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) on Friday held a meeting with chief secretary and deputy commissioners of 22 districts of Punjab which reported sudden spike in stubble burning cases […]

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Climate change to produce more rainbows: Study

WASHINGTON (US): According to a new study, climate change will increase opportunities to see rainbows. The study’s authors estimate that by 2100, the average land location on Earth will experience about 5% more days with rainbows than at the beginning of the 21st century. Rainbows are produced when water droplets refract sunlight. Sunlight and rainfall […]

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Global transformation to a low-carbon economy requires at least $4-6 trillion a year: UNEP | India News

NEW DELHI: A day after the UN climate change body flagged inadequacy of combined existing pledges of countries to achieve desired goal of limiting global warming, another UN agency on Thursday endorsed the concerns while looking at gaps in required actions, and said a global transformation to a low-carbon economy is expected to require investments […]

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Inadequate progress on climate action makes rapid transformation of societies only option: UNEP

BATHINDA: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report, released on Thursday, finds that the international community is still falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. The Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies, finds that urgent sector and system-wide […]

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IEA sees global emissions peaking in 2025

PARIS: The International Energy Agency said Wednesday it believes global emissions will peak in 2025 as surging energy prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine propel investment in renewables. Only last year the IEA said there was “no clear peak in sight” in energy emissions, but the new higher investment in wind and solar […]