Greenhouse gas emissions Current Affairs, GK & News

State of the Global Climate 2020 Report

The World Meteorological Organisation recently released the “State of the Global Climate 2020” report. Key Findings of the Report 2011-2020 was the warmest decade in record. COVID-19 and extreme weather events were double blow to millions in the world. The Cyclone Amphan is the costliest tropical cyclone on record in the North Indian Ocean. The ..

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China-US Climate Change Cooperation

The two biggest polluters of the world China and US have agreed to work together in tackling climate change issues. They recently issued a joint statement that they will work together to uphold Paris Agreement. The announcement comes days before the Earth Day Leaders Summit. The announcement was made after Kerry, the former US Secretary ..

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International Climate Ambition Summit

On December 12, 2020, the Paris Climate Agreement completed its fifth anniversary. Paris Agreement aims to limit the increase in global warming temperatures well below two degrees Celsius, a target the world is yet to achieve. To commemorate the occasion, the United Kingdom had called for a Global Climate Summit. It is also called International ..

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Climate Change Performance Index

Context in Current Affairs: The Global Climate Change Performance Index was recently released by the New Climate Institute, Germanwatch and CAN (Climate Action Network). The index has been rating the fifty-seven greenhouse emitters in the world since 2005. These countries account to 90% of global emissions. The index aims to enable comparison of mitigation efforts, ..

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NITI Aayog and Netherlands sign “Decarbonisation and Energy Transition Agenda”

NITI Aayog and Netherlands recently signed a Statement of Intent. They agreed to support “Decarbonization and Energy Transition Agenda” to accommodate cleaner energy. Highlights Under the SoI, the partners will co-create innovative technological solutions. This is to be achieved through exchange of knowledge and collaborative activities. Key Components of the agreement The key elements of ..

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