Environmental treaties: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

Prakash Javadekar leads Indian delegation at 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate in Beijing

The 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Beijing, China on 25th to 26th October 2019. The joint statement issued by Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) stated that global climate action should promote climate justice by recognizing the fundamental equality of all people in accessing economic growth and sustainable development. ..

World Ozone Day 2019

World Ozone Day 2019 was observed on September 16. The slogan for World Ozone Day 2019 is “Ozone: All that is there between You and UV”. The slogan is meant to showcase how human activity can impact the ozone layer and ultimately, the survival of the Earth and its environment. 2019: Theme The theme for ..

2019 edition of International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer

The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on 16th of September  to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. The 2019 theme ‘32 Years and Healing’ celebrated over 3 decades of remarkable international cooperation to protect ..