Paris Climate Agreement Current Affairs, GK & News

2021 is make or break year to confront global climate emergency: UN Chief

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has recently released its Initial Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Synthesis Report. Highlights While commenting on the report; the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, stated that the year 2021 is a “make or break” year so as to confront the global climate emergency. The Secretary-General ..

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LANCET Modelling Study on Paris Climate Agreement

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has published its new research in Lancet Planetary Health Journal recently. The report has highlighted the benefits of adoption of the Paris Agreement to health. Highlights It highlights that the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are in consistent with the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement aims to limit ..

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Palau first country to ban sunscreen to protect Coral Reefs

The Pacific Island, Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals. The country has banned common ingredients used in cosmetics including oxybenzone. Highlights The order of the ban was passed in 2018. However, it comes into effect from January 1, 2020. The Rock Islands in the Palau is ..

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First General Assembly of International Solar Alliance to be held on 2 October in Delhi

The inaugural General Assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be inaugurated on 2 October 2018 in New Delhi. It will be followed by ministerial level assembly of ISA following day which will be will be held in Greater Noida. International Solar Alliance (ISA) ISA was jointly launched by India and France in November 2015 ..

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Environment Ministry releases India’s National REDD+ Strategy

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has released National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) strategy for India. It aims at achieve climate change mitigation by incentivizing forest conservation. This strategy will soon be communicated to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). National REDD+ Strategy It has been ..

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