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WEF Report: Mission 2070- A Green New Deal for a Net Zero India

World Economic Forum (WEP) published its report titled “Mission 2070: A Green New Deal for a Net-Zero India” to provide a roadmap for India’s energy transition. Highlights The report was published in the backdrop of India’s target to achieve net zero emissions by 2070. This target was committed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at COP26 ..

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India officially endorses Emission list

India officially endorsed a website made by Indian climate experts, listing the historical carbon dioxide emissions of developed countries. Highlights India endorsed the emission list ahead of commencement of the 26th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) in Glasgow in Scotland. Emission list was created with the aim of highlighting the disparity between the emissions ..

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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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