Environment Current Affairs

IPCC report: Sea level rise is certain

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published the Assessment Report from Working Group I titled “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”. The report call for is a clear climate action. Key Points IPCC report provides one of the most expansive scientific reviews on science and impacts of climate change. It discussed five different ..

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WHO revises Air Quality norms

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revised its global air quality guidelines and recommended more stringent standards for key pollutants. Key facts WHO set the new standards in the first update of its air quality guidelines since 2005. PM 2.5 norms for 24 hours average has been changed to 15 micro-g/m3 against 25 micro-g/m3 in ..

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ARAI developed charger for Electric Vehicles

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has developed its indigenous charger for electric vehicles (EV) in order to give a push to EV ecosystem in India. Key Points According to ARAI Director, Reji Mathai, in order to promote EVs, infrastructure for charging is important. Currently, in India, mobility chargers are imported. So, ARAI focused ..

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Global companies to reduce emissions from ships by 2050

About 150 leading companies and organisations including oil majors & port authorities called on September 22, 2021 for decarbonising the global shipping industry completely by 2050. Highlights These companies also urged the governments to step up their action warning time was limited. About 90% of world trade are transported by sea and global shipping accounts ..

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COP 26: India pushing for Green Tech Transfer

India has been asserting and reaffirming its take on the transfer and financing of the green technologies by developed countries to developing nations, ahead of the Conference of Parties (COP 26). Highlights COP 26 to the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) is scheduled to held in November 2021 in Glasgow. Green Technology transfer is viewed ..

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