PM Modi Addresses G20 Summit On March 2
PM Narendra Modi addressed the G20 Foreign Ministers' meet and highlighted several issues including financial crisis, global warming,climate change, pandemic, terrorism and wars. On March 2, Modi said, "After years of progress, we are at risk today of moving back on the sustainable development goals." Speaking of meet's importance, Modi said, ndia's G20 presidency is an initiative towards giving a voice to the global south.
Tags: G20 Summit, Indian government, PM Modi, Climate Change
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Ban On Single-Use Plastic Items To Come Into Effect From July 1; Plastic Wrappers, Cutlery, Straw Prohibited
Manufacturing, stocking, import, distribution or sale of single-use plastic items including wrappers, plastic cutlery, straws, etc will be prohibited from July 1. The notification of ban was issued in August, 2021, giving one year time for manufacturers and other associates to prepare for alternatives. The time has come for vendors to switch to use of non-plastic items. Also, biodegradable and compostable plastics are allowed.
Tags: Single-use Plastic, Plastic Ban, Plastic Alternative, Environmental Crisis, Climate Change
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Bonn Climate Change Conference Next Week Intended To Prepare For COP27 In Egypt
The Bonn Climate Change Conference will begin next week at the World Convention Center in Bonn, Germany. It will serve as a warm-up for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27, which will be held in Egypt in November. The June sessions will cover a wide variety of subjects, including greenhouse gas emission reductions, climate adaptation, and giving financial assistance to developing nations to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. … read-more
Tags: Bonn Climate Change Conference, COP27, Egypt, Climate Change, Germany
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
Tags: Quad Meeting, Australia, Climate Change, Anthony Albanese, carbon emissions
Om Birla Cautions Against Misuse Of Natural Resources
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla stressed the need for a sustainable environment, during an event on April 16. During his speech at a Parliamentary Research and Training Institute program, Birla called for innovative methods to preserve the environment. He also cautioned against the misuse of natural resources. He also stated that climate change affects various aspects of human life, like the ecosystem, the economy, etc.
Tags: environment, Environmental Issues, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, global warming
Ozone May Be Heating Earth More Than We Know, Claims Study
As per a research of University of California, alteration to ozone levels in the upper and lower atmosphere were responsible for almost a third of the Global warming. In addition, the impact was visible in ocean waters bordering Antarctica in the second half of the 20th century. ''This study reveals it also has a big impact on the ocean’s ability to absorb excess heat from the atmosphere,'' stated a researcher.
Tags: environment, ozone layer, Heat, Earth, Climate Change
Courtesy: ANI News
Climate Change Deteriorates Mental Health, Reveals Study
According to a study, climate change can worsen mental health conditions. In addition, elevated temperatures lead to an increased risk of hospitalization due to metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory conditions. The study was conducted between 2010 and 2019 on 2 million people, aged 18 years and older, across the U.S. Notably, around 3 lakh people died in 2019 due to heatwaves.
Tags: environment, Health, Climate Change, impact, mental health
Courtesy: Medical News Today
Africa Affected By Climate Change, Worse Yet To Come: UN
UN reports suggested that climate change will adversely affect the world and Africa has already become a victim of the same. ''If the world warms just another degree Celsius by 2050, an additional 1.4 million African children will suffer severe stunting from malnutrition that limits growth and cognitive development,'' stated the report. Notably, Agricultural productivity growth has been reduced by 34% since 1961 due to climate change.
Tags: environment, UN, warning, Climate Change, Consequences
Courtesy: India Today
PM Modi Participates In 50th Year Celebrations Of ICRISAT: Hyderabad
PM Narendra Modi, reached Hyderabad to inaugurate "Statue of Equality", on February 5. At the RGIA Hyderabad airport, Telangana Governor, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy and CS Somesh Kumar welcomed PM Modi. Later, he visited the ICRISAT Campus participated in the Golden Jubilee celebrations and inaugurated Climate Change Research Facility at the ICRISAT. Later, he will visit Shamshabad and inaugurate 216 feet tall Ramanujacharya's statue.
Tags: Telangana, Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, Statue of Equality, PM Narendra Modi, Climate Change
Courtesy: India TV News
2021 Named India's Hottest Year In Last Decade & 5th Hottest Year Since 1901: IMD
T India Meteorological Department (IMD), stated that India is getting hotter, as the year 2021 was the fifth warmest year since 1901. The report stated that last year was the warmest in the last decade (2012-2021), as the annual mean land surface air temperature was 0.44 degree Celsius. The rise in average temperatures could have an adverse effect on extreme climatic conditions, crop patterns and urban disaster management.
Tags: environment, Climate Change, India, heat waves, India Meteorological Department
Courtesy: Business standard