Climate Change

Next generation of combustion engines, in 2026, to be the last: Volkswagen

International News       Dec 06, 2018

  Wolfsburg, Germany:  Volkswagen's strategy chief said on Tuesday the German carmaker's core brand will develop its final generation of vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026.   Volkswagen made a strategy shift towards battery-driven vehicles in the wake of a damaging diesel-emissions cheating scandal in 2015,...

Tackling Climate Change can help India, China with health benefits: WHO

Indian News       Dec 05, 2018

KATOWICE (POLAND): ndia and China could gain massive health benefits by tackling climate change, the WHO said on Wednesday. For India, the gains could be $3.28-8.4 trillion.   Meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement could save about a million lives a year...

World Bank Promises USD 200 Bn In 2021-25 Climate Cash

International News       Dec 03, 2018

  KATOWICE: The World Bank on Monday unveiled USD 200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.   The World Bank said the move, coinciding with a UN climate summit meeting of some 200 nations in...

Nations must triple efforts to achieve Paris climate accord target: Study

International News       Dec 02, 2018

  Geneva: The current pace of action is insufficient to meet the Paris targets, according to a report, which estimates that mitigation efforts need to be tripled to limit global warming to the 2 degrees Celsius target.     The 2018 Emissions Gap Report from UN Environment which...

Antarctic Ozone hole is healing: IIT Kharagpur study

Facts       Dec 01, 2018

  The Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the ozone layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer. A research team of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur have come up with new data "confirming" that the Antarctic Ozone hole is on a...

Heatwave death threat to world's vulnerable

International News       Nov 29, 2018

  Paris: More than 150 million vulnerable people worldwide were exposed to potentially life-threatening heatwaves last year, scientists said Thursday, warning that climate change posed an unprecedented global health risk.   In a worldwide stock-take of public health trends, dozens of international agencies said people over 65,...

UN  collaborates with global insurers to tackle climate change impacts 

International News       Nov 20, 2018

  Genèva: The UN Environment's Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)  announced a partnership with 16 of the world’s largest insurers—representing around 10 per cent  of world premium and USD 5 trillion in assets under management—to develop a new generation of risk assessment tools designed to enable the...

Global assessment shows hundreds of species face extinction without immediate action

Facts       Nov 16, 2018

  Ahead of the upcoming United Nations Biodiversity Summit to be held in Egypt, 17-29 November, a major assessment by the international Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) – the global conservation partnership that works to identify, map and safeguard sites holding the only known locations of...

U.S. Residential Solar Projects Turn to Output Insurance

International News       Nov 15, 2018

   A tool designed as an insurance policy for solar-power generation will be used to manage the risk associated with U.S. residential systems for the first time as part of a financing agreement backing 4,000 projects in the Northeast.   Investment in the 35 megawatts of capacity...

Microsoft gears up for another digital revolution with quantum computing,

International News       Nov 04, 2018

   Seattle:  For Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, quantum computing is among three technologies -- the other two being Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mixed Reality -- that will soon disrupt the status quo, impacting our lives, communities and economies.   Believed to be a lot faster and more...

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