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India’s renewable energy programme of 450 GW (largest in the world)

India is participating the Madrid climate talks and will work to protect its long-term development interests. COP-25 is an important conference on climate change as countries prepare to move from pre-2020 period under the Kyoto Protocol to post-2020 period under the Paris Agreement. India’s approach is based on the principles and provisions of UN Framework ..

High natural gas usage contributing to record high CO2 levels

Recent reports show that the level of carbon dioxide emission continues to grow despite the decline in coal consumption. The carbon dioxide emission is set to rise by 0.6% in 2019 according to the Global Carbon Project. Though this is lower than last year’s rate, the current emission rate will reach record high levels in ..

Madrid hosts UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) after Chile withdraws

The Spanish capital city of Madrid will host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) from 2nd to 13th December 2019. The decision was taken after Chile withdrew as host for the event due to the ongoing street protests in the South American country. The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) summit is a key ..

EU Automotive Makers are Faced with Challenge in Bid of Electrification

The European carmakers are fighting a war against time as they have waited until the last minute to try to meet ambitious EU emissions targets and would face billions in fines if they fail to comply. EU Norms From 2021, phased in from 2020, the EU fleet-wide average emission target for new cars will be 95 ..

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 ..

European Union (EU) decidsd to reduce new car emissions by 37.5% by 2030

The European Union (EU) has decided to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and vans by 2030 despite industry concerns the targets are for now “totally unrealistic”. The targets will require new cars sold in 2030 to emit 37.5% less Co2 on average compared to 2021 levels. Emissions from new vans will have to ..

India fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in world

According to the study by the Global Carbon Project, India is the fourth highest emitter of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the world, accounting for 7% of global emissions in 2017. India’s emissions look set to continue their strong growth by an average of 6.3% in 2018, with growth across all fuels — coal (7.1%), oil ..

Katowice venue of UN Climate Summit (COP24)

The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) has started in Katowice, Poland from 3-14 December 2018. The conference is expected to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP). It will also include ..