Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

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Australian PM Pledges To Reduce Carbon Emissions By 43% By 2030: Quad Summit 

At the QUAD summit, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese tried to advance the climate change agenda by pledging to cut carbon emissions by 43% by 2030, with a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. He stated his administration is dedicated to tackling climate change and strengthening Indo-Pacific region's economic, cyber, energy, health, and environmental security. QUAD leaders will assess the status of Quad projects and suggest new areas… read-more

Tue, 24 May 2022 - 09:30 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Quad Meeting, Australia, Climate Change, Anthony Albanese, carbon emissions

Courtesy: ANI

Climate Summit banners in Glasgow

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'Controlling Carbon Emissions Should Be First Priority': India

India on October 27, rejected its decision to announce "net zero carbon emissions target", given by Glasgow Climate Summit, and said it is more important to plan the reduction of carbon dioxide causing global warming. India which is considered to be world's third biggest carbon emitter after china, is under pressure to become carbon neutral by mid-century. However the country is planning to decrease the amount of emissions for now.  

Thu, 28 Oct 2021 - 11:48 AM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: environment, carbon emissions, Glasgow, climate summit, India, global warming

Courtesy: Reuters

COP26 banners in Scotland

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World Leaders To Gather In Glasgow For Climate Summit

The heads of the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters will gather in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, on October 31 to November 12. PM Modi along with other leaders will join the summit and take measures to reduce carbon emissions. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be attending the summit due to rising Covid-19 cases in the country.

Tue, 26 Oct 2021 - 06:56 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: China, carbon dioxide, carbon emissions, COP26, Glasgow

Courtesy: Reuters

Global warming

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Global Temperature To Reach 1.5 ºC In Two Decades, Warns IPCC

The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned in its sixth report ''Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis'' the global temperature of the earth will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius in two decades. According to the report, more heatwaves, longer summer seasons, shorter cold seasons, and severe can occur due to global warming. However, reducing global emissions to net-zero by 2040 can curtail such activities.

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 - 09:45 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Gobal Warming, IPCC, Climate Change, summer, carbon emissions

Courtesy: India Today

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Google Maps To Soon Include "Eco-Friendly" Routes For Drivers

Google's web mapping application Google Maps on March 31 announced to soon offer "eco-friendly" routes for drivers. The routes, based on traffic, slopes and other factors, will aim to generate the lowest carbon emissions. Although set as default by the company, the feature will allow users to willingly opt-out from the service. To be rolled out for the US initially, it will offer customers a choice to compare the emission rate on different… read-more

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 01:36 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Google, google maps, carbon emissions, environment

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30-Min OTT Stream In HD Emits CO2 Equal To 6 KM Car Drive: Study

Streaming OTT platforms in HD for 30 minutes emits as much CO2 as a 6-km car drive, revealed a report by the UK's Royal Society. Claiming that HD streaming is eight times bigger emitter than the standard definition (SD), the scientists suggested platforms and regulators to limit resolution to check carbon footprints. While the study cited Netflix in its paper, Netflix has denied the findings saying one-hour streaming emits less than 100 gm of… read-more

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Netflix, carbon emissions, Streaming, HD streaming

Courtesy: India Today

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Energy Firms Build New Strategies To Uphold Environmental Standards

While achieving set environmental goals like reduced greenhouse gas emissions, major energy companies have opted to turn carbon sequestration into profitable ventures. The move is, reportedly, in accordance with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement which aims to limit the increase in planetary warming to less than 1.5-degree Celsius. Companies like Kinder Morgan Inc, Baker Hughes Co and Exxon Mobil Corp have started to commercialise carbon… read-more

Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 09:15 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Green Energy, carbon emissions, global warming, Paris Climate Agreement

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Ice melting in ocean

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Oceanic Warmth Rose Despite Dip In Global Carbon Emission: Study

A joint study by China, US and Italy pointed that despite a drop in carbon emissions, the global oceanic temperature in 2020 was recorded as the warmest in history. The report mentioned that the above 2,000 metres of oceans absorbed relatively greater heat than 2019. Moreover, the study chief Cheng Lijing said that due to the delayed response, the climate change might last for long by manifesting typhoons, hurricanes and extreme rainfall.

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 - 06:58 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Oceans, global warming, carbon emissions, Temperature Rising

Courtesy: Tribune India

Representational photo: Electric vehicle expo, Japan

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Japan Looks To Ban Gasoline-Powered Vehicles; Bats For Hybrid Ones

The Japanese government is planning to rule out gasoline-powered vehicles by mid-2030s to curb net carbon emissions to zero before 2050. Likely to be planned by 2020 end, the scheme will replace conventional vehicles with hybrid and electric-powered automobiles. The government's move has been seen in line with the PM Yoshihide Suga's October-month commitment to slash carbon emissions. Reportedly, electric vehicles' share in Japan may increase… read-more

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 01:43 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Japan, Electric Vehicles, carbon emissions, Boston Consulting Group

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Emissions at a Thermal Power Plant

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Drop In CO2 Emissions During Pandemic Likely To Rebound: IEA

International Energy Agency predicted a 7% decline in global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2020. Citing COVID-19, the IEA anticipated a drop of 5% in energy demands in 2020, the largest slump in past century. However, it alarmed that carbon emissions may bounce back as there are no significant policy changes by nations towards sustainability. Fatih Birol, IEA executive, believes annual investment in green-energy need to surge… read-more

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 12:15 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: International Energy Agency, carbon emissions, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Air Pollution, Thermal power plants

Courtesy: The Guardian