Greenhouse gas Current Affairs, GK & News

Massive Wild Fires in Spain and Germany

Germany, Spain, and Greece have been facing worst of Europe’s extraordinary heat wave. Apart from that, wildfires have also ravaged the three countries. Key Points Countries have witnessed temperatures rising to record highs even before the official start of summer that is before summer solstice on June 21. The Sierra de la Culebra Mountain range ..

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Australia’s ambitious 2030 emissions target to UN

On June 16, 2022, new centre-left government of Australia submitted more ambitious emissions targets to United Nations in order to end foot-dragging on climate change. Highlights Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has increased Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target to 43 percent, against previous target of 26-28 percent. New goal of Australia sets it up for a ..

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State of Global Climate Report 2021

The State of the Global Climate Report 2021 has been released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). According to the report, four key climate change indicators which are sea-level rise, greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean acidification, and ocean heat set new records in 2021. This shows that human activities are causing planetary level changes in the ..

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IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report- Highlights

The latest series of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report has highlighted that without immediate emissions reductions across all sectors, it would be difficult to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Overview: The report also stated that to keep the temperature checked to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the global emission of ..

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What is the Global Methane Pledge?

The Global Methane Pledge was launched on November 2, 2021 at the ongoing UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. Highlights As of now, more than 90 countries have signed this pledge. Global Methane Pledge is an effort led by the United States and the European Union, jointly. This pledge is significant because Methane is the second-most abundant ..

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UNEP: Leaded petrol eradicated from the world

According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe. Highlights UNEP highlighted, this milestone will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths and save over USD 2.4 trillion annually for world economies. This milestone was achieved century after doctors first issued warnings regarding the toxic effects of ..

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