Climate change: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Uganda: First African country to submit REDD++ results

Published: July 1, 2020

REDD++ is a mechanism of United Nations to reduce emissions from forest degradation and deforestation. REDD++ operates under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Uganda recently submitted its REDD++ results and has become the first African country to submit the results. Significance in terms of Africa Africa has the greatest net forest loss ..

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GoI Report: Average Temperature in India to raise by 4.4 degree Celsius

Published: June 17, 2020

The Ministry of Earth Science recently released its report “Assessment of Climate Change over Indian Region”. According to the report, the average surface temperature of India could increase up to 4.4 degree Celsius by the end of 2100 as compared to the temperature between 1976 and 2005. Climate Forcing The report says that with the ..

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Environment Performance Index: India ranks 168

Published: June 8, 2020

The Yale University recently released the biennial Environment Performance Index. India scored 168th rank out of 180 countries. In 2018, India scored 27.6 out of 100 and secured 177th rank. About the report Around 32 indicators were considered to create the ranking. Also, the index provided 10-year observation on environmental performance at national and international ..

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Amery Ice Shelf: Increase by 24% by 2021

Published: June 5, 2020

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research has predicted that the Amery Ice Shelf is to expand 24% by 2021. The Ice Shelf would expand another 24% by 2026. Highlights The NCPOR observations is based on 16 year-long satellite observations. This covered 60,000 sq km of the Amery Ice Shelf. Amery Ice Shelf Amery ..

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Union Cabinet approved MoUs signed between India and Bhutan

Published: June 3, 2020

On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and Bhutan. The agreement between the countries was signed to improve cooperation in the field of environment. Highlights The agreement will help to promote long term cooperation between India and Bhutan. Also, it will help to ..

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