2015 Paris Agreement: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI launches India Climate Change Knowledge Portal

Published: November 28, 2020

The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar recently launched the India Climate Change knowledge portal. The portal will hold major information about the steps taken by the government at both National and international levels to address climate change issues. It will act as a single point information source providing information ..

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COP26 postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Published: April 2, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the United Nations announced that the Conference of Parties (COP 26) that was to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 has been pushed to 2021. This is being done over the threat of COVID-19 virus and its impact on the world. Highlights The COP 26 which is considered as an ..

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1 trillion USD required to achieve UN’s Decarbonization Target of Shipping Industry

Published: January 20, 2020

The United Nations had set the target of reducing carbon emissions from shipping industry by 50% by 2050 as compared to the levels in 2008. A study of London based Energy Institute (University College London’s Energy Institute) suggest that in order to achieve the target, the world has to spend 1 trillion USD. Highlights According ..

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Palau first country to ban sunscreen to protect Coral Reefs

Published: January 3, 2020

The Pacific Island, Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals. The country has banned common ingredients used in cosmetics including oxybenzone. Highlights The order of the ban was passed in 2018. However, it comes into effect from January 1, 2020. The Rock Islands in the Palau is ..

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73 Countries join Climate Ambition Alliance at COP25

Published: December 13, 2019

Around 73 countries have joined the Climate Ambition Alliance (CAA) at the COP25. The alliance is led by Chile and was launched at the Climate Action Summit, New York in 2019. Both Chile and UK will work together to mobilize additional actors to join the alliance. They will also work towards COP26 that is to ..

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