CO2 emission: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

CO2 Emissions of India falls in 4 decades

Published: May 13, 2020

According to the study conducted by Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), the Carbon dioxide Emissions in India has declined the least in four decades. Highlights The study says that the carbon dioxide emissions in India has reduced by 15% in March and by 30% in April. The study also says that ..

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GoI: Quota Allocation Procedure for import of Calcined Pet Coke initiated

Published: April 20, 2020

On April 20, 2020, the Government of India has laid down procedure to allocate quota for the import of calcined pet coke in the financial year 2020-21. Highlights In October 2018, the Government of India permitted imports of certain quantity of pet coke in order to use it as fuel in anode making. Earlier, the ..

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UN Report: “Peatland” protection will help attain climate goals

Published: March 21, 2020

The Food and Agriculture Organization operating under United Nations released a report recently on Peatlands. The report says that though Peatlands cover only 3% of the earth’s surface, they trigger the carbon that were locked in a few decades. Key Findings of the report The report says that peatlands consists of 30% of world soil ..

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India ranks 77 on sustainability index and 131 on Flourishing Index

Published: February 20, 2020

On February 20, 2020, WHO, Lancet and UNICEF together released a report titled “A Future for the World’s Children”. According to the report, a new Global index has been included in comparing performance of child nutrition, education and sustainability. According to the report, India ranked 131 in flourishing index and 77 on sustainability index. Highlights ..

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CCPI Index, COP25: India among top 10 countries

Published: December 11, 2019

On December 10, 2019, at the COP25, the Climate Change Performance Index was presented. The Index measures renewable energy share, emissions and climate policies of 57 countries and the European Union. Highlights: India India ranked 9th in the ranking provided. The ranking was to the “high category”, where the countries have ambitious 2030 targets. The ..

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