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Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, ..


Singapore declares to impose a ‘carbon tax’ from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions

The Singapore government will impose a ‘carbon tax’ from 2019 to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect. According to government, the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year. The tax, to be ..


The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) held in Germany

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) has concluded on November 17, 2017 after two weeks of talks in Boon, Germany. Envoys from nearly 200 countries, including delegates from Washington, negotiated on implementing the Paris climate change agreement including a rulebook to be adopted next year and for enacting the global deal reached to cheers and ..


20 Countries sign framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA)

Over 20 countries including Brazil and France have signed a Framework Agreement on International Solar Alliance in Marrakesh. The agreement was opened for signatures on the sidelines of CoP22 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The framework agreement would be kept open for a few weeks for more countries to sign. ..


3% rise in Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2011

As per the report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, there is a 3% surge in the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in 2011. The 3 % increase took the total amount of CO2 in air at an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes. The report was published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) ..