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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 ..

International Anti-Corruption Day

Since 2005, December 9 is observed as the International Anti-Corruption Day. On 31st October 2003, the UN General Assembly had adopted the UN Convention against Corruption and chose 9th of December as International Anti-Corruption Day. This is done to increase the awareness about corruption and the role of the Convention in taking steps against it. ..

Trump to attend NATO leaders meet

The U.S. President Donald Trump is to visit London for attending a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation(NATO) Leaders Meeting Scheduled to be held between 2-4 December. The meeting comes as a tension between NATO’s unprecedented progress on burden-sharing, including adding more than $100 billion in new defense spending since 2016. This creates tension between the US ..

Greenhouse Gas Emission from G20 nations continue: Report

As per the G20 Brown to Green Report 2018, none of the G20 nations have their emission levels low enough to meet the 2030 targets. The report measures how the world’s top 20 economies nations are doing along the road to meet the guidelines set by the Paris Agreement.  As per the report, Greenhouse gas ..

Union Agriculture Minister attends the Eighth Session of Governing Body of Seed Treaty

The eight-session of the Governing Body of International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) is being held in Rome, Italy from 11-16 November 2019.  ITPGRFA was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. ITPGRFA also known as ..

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 ..

Saint Kittis and Nevis signs ISA Framework Agreement

India hosted the 2nd International Solar Alliance (ISA) assembly in New Delhi on 30th-31st October 2019. In it, two countries – Eritrea and Saint Kittis and Nevis – have signed the ISA’s Framework Agreement and took the total number of signatories to 83. The ISA was jointly launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then ..

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. ..