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RMI India launch ‘Shoonya’ Campaign

NITI Aayog, in association with the RMI and RMI India, launched Shoonya campaign on September 15, 2021. Key Points Shoonya campaign is an initiative to work with consumers and industry in order to promote pollution-free delivery vehicles. This campaign was launched with the aim of accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in urban delivery ..

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EU releases tough Climate Change Plans

European Union’s executive branch released new legislation to meet its pledge of cutting emissions of gases causing global warming by 55% this decade. About “Fit for 55” legislation EU’s ‘fit for 55’ legislation includes a controversial plan to tax foreign companies for pollution caused by them. Legislation also provides for de-facto phasing out of gasoline ..

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Report: 1 bn tonnes CO2 to be removed by 2025 to meet climate goal

According to a report released by “Coalition for Negative Emissions (CNE) & McKinsey”, Projects in development will remove only some fraction of the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) from air to meet the 2025 climate change goal. Highlights About 190 countries have signed Paris agreement which seeks to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. ..

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India-US to focus on Climate Finance

The US Climate Envoy John Kerry was on a four-day visit to India. During his visit he met the Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Shri Prakash Javadekar. During the meet, the leaders discussed several issues including joint research and collaboration and Climate Finance. India’s Emissions According to International Energy Agency, India is ..

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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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