CoP21: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

BEE initiatives lead to Rs 89,122 crores

Published: May 7, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy released report on “Impact of Energy Efficiency Measures, 2018-19”. According to the report, energy initiatives of BEE have helped to save Rs 89,122 crores. Key Highlights The report assessed annual savings of energy and carbon dioxide emissions. According to the report, the energy efficiency ..

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India-European Union to work together on Integrated Local Energy Systems

Published: March 6, 2020

During India’s Smart Utility Week, India and European Union called upon Integrated Local Energy System. The countries are to work upon clean energy and climate. The collaboration will help to improvise clean energy supply Highlights The collaboration and steps that were taken are completely based on Mission Innovation. The collaboration will aim at increasing the ..

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Actress Dia Mirza, among 17 New SDG Advocates of UN

Published: May 11, 2019

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres appointed 17 global figures which includes China’s Alibaba chief Jack Ma and Indian actress Dia Mirza as the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocates. Jack Ma, the founder and Executive Chairman of Chinese MNC Alibaba Group has been an SDG Advocate since 2016. About the New SDG Advocates ..

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COP 21 adopts historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Published: December 14, 2015

Conference of the Parties 21 (COP 21) have adopted the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It was adopted by 189 countries of total 196 countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that attended the COP 21. Key facts of Paris Agreement on Climate Change Facilitates enforcement of global greenhouse gas ..

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India, France launched International Solar Alliance

Published: December 1, 2015

India and France have launched International Solar Alliance (ISA) at the Conference of Parties (CoP21) Climate Conference in Paris, France. It was jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande in presence UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. The idea of alliance was mooted by Indian PM Narendra Modi to harness solar power ..

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