Climate, Environment, Renewable Energy

Carbon-cutting pledges by countries nowhere near enough:UN

International News       Feb 26, 2021

  United Nation: The newest pledges by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions are falling far short of what's needed to limit global warming to what the Paris climate accord seeks, a new United Nations report finds. So the U.N.'s climate chief is telling nations to...

Climate pledges for 2030 put world far off 1.5C goal, UN warns

International News       Feb 26, 2021

BARCELONA: Updated plans to reduce emissions, submitted so far by about 75 nations ahead of November's COP26 summit, barely make a dent in the huge cuts needed to meet global climate goals, the U.N. climate chief said on Friday, calling for redoubled efforts. A U.N....

Global insurers unite to tackle climate risk with launch of Geneva Association Task Force

International News       Feb 25, 2021

  ZURICH: The Geneva Association's new report, Climate Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry, finds that, for both P&C and life re/insurers, climate change poses different levels of physical and transition risks to both sides of the balance sheet, liabilities and assets. The task force will...

Lloyd's insurer Brit says it will not insure Adani coal mine

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  LONDON: Major Lloyd’s of London insurer Brit will not insure Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine, it said on Tuesday, adding to a growing list of Lloyd’s insurers who have made similar pledges.Carmichael has provoked controversy in Australia with its plan to open up a...

NGT directs NTPC to pay Rs 58 lakh for damaging environment in Uttarakhand

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

New Delhi The National Green Tribunal has junked a plea by NTPC seeking review of an order passed by Uttarakhand Pollution Control Board (PCB) imposing a penalty of Rs 57.96 lakh for damaging the environment. The state-owned power major was found to have violated muck...

Climate change a big challenge, disaster resilient infra need

Indian News       Feb 23, 2021

  Kharagpur:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said climate change and the resultant natural disasters posed a huge challenge to the world and asked the IITs to help develop disaster resilient infrastructure that can withstand their effects. He said India presented to the world its concept...

'No other option': Deadly India floods bare conflicts from hydropower boom

Indian News       Feb 22, 2021

  RAINI, Uttarakhand: Growing up in a remote tribal village high in the Indian Himalayas, Kundan Singh loved to play on a field by the sparkling Rishiganga river. The 48-year-old recalls afternoons there competing in sports tournaments, surrounded by forests of pine. Fifteen years ago, bulldozers...

Will make electric vehicles mandatory for officials of my department, says Gadkari

Indian News       Feb 20, 2021

New Delhi: In a bid to encourage the use of electric vehicles rather than those running on petrol and diesel, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he will make electric vehicles mandatory for officials of his department. His remarks...

Nigerian court freezes Shell accounts ahead of Aiteo lawsuit

International News       Feb 20, 2021

LAGOS: A federal court in Lagos has issued an injunction barring Royal Dutch Shell’s Nigerian subsidiares from withdrawing money at 20 local banks until it ringfences potential damages in a lawsuit brought against the oil major by Aiteo Eastern E&P.Aiteo is seeking about $4 billion...

EU sues more countries over air pollution, nature and water

International News       Feb 19, 2021

  BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on Thursday it was suing Slovakia for years-long breaches of legal limits on air pollution and started legal action against Germany and Slovenia for falling short on nature conservation and water treatment.Air pollution in Europe has eased in the last...

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