Carbon emissions Current Affairs, GK & News

Carbon emissions  Current Affairs, GK & News

European Union Parliament voted for 60% Emission cut by 2030

On October 6, 2020, the European Union Parliament voted updating its climate target to reduce emissions by 60% by 2030 as compared to 1990 levels. Earlier EU had set a goal of reducing 40% emission by 2030. Highlights The World Wildlife Fund and other Non-Governmental Organizations were insisting on at least 65% emission reduction by ..

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NITI Aayog launches Decarbonizing Transport Project

On June 24, 2020, NITI Aayog along with the International Transport Forum of OECD launched “Decarbonizing Transport in Emerging Economies”. Highlights The five-year project is to help India build a path way towards a low-carbon transport system. This is to be achieved by developing policy scenarios and modelling tools. Significance The project will help India ..

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Environment Performance Index: India ranks 168

The Yale University recently released the biennial Environment Performance Index. India scored 168th rank out of 180 countries. In 2018, India scored 27.6 out of 100 and secured 177th rank. About the report Around 32 indicators were considered to create the ranking. Also, the index provided 10-year observation on environmental performance at national and international ..

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United Nations Warns: 4.4 billion people to live with limited water by 2050

On World Water Day, the United Nations warned that 3.5 to 4.4 billion people are to live with limited access to water by 2050. Of these more than 1 billion are to live in major cities. Highlights The United Nations also said that today there are 2.2 billion people in the world lacking safe drinking ..

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UN Report: “Peatland” protection will help attain climate goals

The Food and Agriculture Organization operating under United Nations released a report recently on Peatlands. The report says that though Peatlands cover only 3% of the earth’s surface, they trigger the carbon that were locked in a few decades. Key Findings of the report The report says that peatlands consists of 30% of world soil ..

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