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United Kingdom becomes first in world to declare climate emergency

The United Kingdom Parliament has become the first national legislative body in the world to pass national declaration (or motion) of an Environment and climate emergency. The move comes a week after 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg addressed UK lawmakers to demand more climate action, and in the wake of protests by climate action group ..

First-ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at First Global Conference

The first-ever global coalition on clean and efficient cooling was launched at the First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement, which concluded on April 3, 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The aim of Cool Coalition is to inspire ambition, identify solutions and mobilise action to accelerate progress towards clean and efficient ..

United Nations for 2018 World Cities Day (WCD)

The United Nations (UN) has designated every 31st of October as World Cities Day (WCD) to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, enhance cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contribute to sustainable urban development. This year, the United Nations has selected the 2018 theme ‘Building ..

2018 World Vegan Day (WVD)

The World Vegan Day (WVD) is observed every year on November 1 to commemorate the holistic benefits of switching to veganism. Veganism is the practice of abstaining from consuming any animal products, including milk, curd, eggs, cheese, honey, and meat amongst other derived products.

US to host 2018 Global Summit on Climate Action

The 2018 Global Summit on Climate Action will be held at San Francisco in California, United States from September 12 to 14, 2018. The summit is a platform that brings together several decision makers and officials, as well as people, from around the world to discuss proposals for future action on climate change. It will ..

Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology

AUSC refers to an advanced power generation system that works on higher temperatures (around 700°C) and pressure, thus achieving a great improvement in efficiency, reducing coal consumption and CO2 emissions. In August 2016, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CEEA) had given its approval for the development of AUSC technology for thermal power plants for ..

Indian Resource Panel (INRP)

Government of India had established Indian Resource Panel (InRP) in 2015 as an advisory body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) – through the support of Indo-German bilateral cooperation. The key mandate of this panel is to assess resource-related issues facing India and advise the government on a comprehensive strategy for ..

Draft National Energy Policy

The Draft National Energy Policy has rolled out by the NITI Aayog with the primary goal of doing planning related to energy in terms of its mandate and coordinating role. Planning. The policy aims to improve the energy security of the country by reducing the dependency on imports. As of now, India is heavily dependent ..