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Australia: In-principal support for net zero by 2050

Australian Cabinet is set to consider conditions that junior coalition partner of government has placed on committing to the target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. Key Facts In-principal support of the Nationals party for the target was agreed at a meeting on October 24, 2021. This support is significant for Australia as the ..

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COP26: Bangladesh to share ‘Climate prosperity plan’

Bangladesh has planned to present its “climate prosperity plan” at the upcoming United Nations climate talks in Glasgow. Key Points Climate prosperity plan will be presented with the aim of mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development. This plan will also visualise boosting the renewable energy. It will make agriculture more resistant to ..

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Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation wins Earth Guardian Award

The Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation (PaTCoF) has won the “Earth Guardian Award” which was instituted by the NatWest Group. Key Points PaTCoF is a non-profit organisation under forest department which seeks to facilitate conservation of tiger and biodiversity in the Parambikulam tiger reserve. Eight winners of the award were felicitated by secretary general of “UN ..

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Japan: Mount Aso volcano erupts at Kyushu Island

Mount Aso volcano in Japan, erupted on October 20, 2021 and emitted a giant column of ash to about thousands of metres into the sky. Highlights No injuries were reported immediately and People were warned not to go towards volcano as it ejected hot gas and ash. The volcano ejected gas and ash up to ..

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Air Quality Early Warning System (AQEWS) enhanced

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) has developed a new ‘Decision Support System’ (DSS) as well as ‘Air Quality Early Warning System’ (AQEWS). These systems were launched by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh. Key Facts DSS and AQEWS systems were launched for better air-quality management in Delhi-NCR ..

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Report: India at top in Emissions related to Crop Burning

Climate tech start-up, Blue Sky Analytics, published its report on emissions related to crop burning. In the report, India has been ranked at the top position. Key Points As per report, India accounted for 13 per cent of total global emissions in the period of 2015-2020. Report notes a 12.2 percent contribution by India towards ..

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