Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

Apple explains environmental benefit behind eliminating chargers from iPhone, Apple Watch

Facts       Apr 19, 2021

  For people speculating different reasons behind Apple's decision to remove chargers from last year launched iPhone, iWatch packaging, the company has got an answer for you, and it is for the positive impact on the environment. Despite criticism en-masse from experts and consumers, Apple seems...

UN warns of climate 'abyss' as 2020 confirmed as one of 3 hottest years on record

International News       Apr 19, 2021

  UN: 2020 was one of the three hottest years on record, marked by wildfires, droughts, floods and melting glaciers, a United Nations report said on Monday, prompting the U.N. Secretary-General to say the world stands "on the verge of the abyss". In a "double blow"...

India may build new coal plants due to low cost despite climate change

Indian News       Apr 19, 2021

  New Delhi: India may build new coal-fired power plants as they generate the cheapest power, according to a draft electricity policy document seen by Reuters, despite growing calls from environmentalists to deter use of coal. Coal’s contribution to electricity generation in India fell for the...

8 Indian states highly vulnerable to climate change: Report

Indian News       Apr 17, 2021

  New Delhi: Eight Indian states -- Jharkhand, Mizoram, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and West Bengal -- are highly vulnerable to climate change, according to a national climate vulnerability assessment report. These states, mostly in the eastern part of the country, require prioritization of...

Climate scientists swap fieldwork for high-paid finance jobs

International News       Apr 16, 2021

  LONDON: Environmental scientist Laura Garcia Velez cut her teeth on projects to help Ethiopian farmers insure crops for drought and connect remote Colombian communities to the electricity grid before working for conservation campaigners WWF. Now she’s an analyst for Lombard Odier, charged with improving the...

US, India to launch hydrogen task force under Strategic Energy Partnership

Indian News       Apr 16, 2021

  India and the United States will launch a Hydrogen Task Force under the Strategic Energy Partnership between the two countries soon, announced US Deputy Secretary of Energy, David M Turk. He made the announcement at the inaugural edition of the Hydrogen Roundtable titled "Hydrogen Economy:...

Seven European countries to halt export finance for fossil fuels

International News       Apr 15, 2021

  PARIS: Seven European countries, including Germany, France and Britain, will commit on Wednesday to stop public export guarantees for fossil fuel projects, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday. Coal, oil and gas infrastructure have traditionally made up a large share of the...

Lloyd’s Lab announces its sixth cohort with a focus on product simplification and climate

International News       Apr 15, 2021

  London: Lloyd’s has today announced the next eleven InsurTech start-ups joining the sixth cohort of the Lloyd’s Lab innovation accelerator programme, which will be focused on creating simpler products for customers, including building solutions related to climate risks. This follows Lloyd’s commitments to reducing complexity...

Global warming making Indian monsoon seasons stronger, more chaotic: Study

Indian News       Apr 14, 2021

  New Delhi: Climate change will make summer monsoon rainfall in India stronger and more erratic, according to a study that predicts extremely wet years in the future, with potentially grave consequences for over a billion people's well-being, economy, food systems, and agriculture. The study, published...

IFAD and IsDB commit $500 million to address hunger and climate change in poor rural communities

International News       Apr 14, 2021

  Rome: Joining forces to tackle rising hunger and the devastating impact of climate change in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) today signed a US$500 million cooperation and cofinancing...

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