The Ministry of Environment of Finland on November 13 announced that the next United Nations Climate Conference, COP27 will be organised in Egypt in 2022. The COP26 was held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. The main motive of the summit was to fulfill the goals set in the Paris Agreement in 2015, which focused on greenhouse emission reduction, global warming, climate finance and carbon neutrality.
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E-Amrit, a web portal on electric vehicles was launched by the Central Government during the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, United Kingdom. It is reported to be the single point of contact for all information about electric vehicles including purchase, investment opportunities, guidelines, and subsidies of electric vehicles. Notably, more features were reported to be added to the portal to make it user-friendly and interactive.
Authorities pressed for an agreement on how to assist vulnerable countries in coping with global warming and recompense for harm already done. They also discussed whether nations can overcome the impasse on climate change payments, on November 8. Britain aimed at setting the pace with new funds of 290 million pounds. "We are aiming for significant change that will… read-more
The UK and India on November 2, announced a proposal to strengthen links across the world's electricity power systems to stimulate the transition to green energy. Over 80 nations supported the "Green Grids Initiative" during the COP26. By connecting the grids, parts of the world with abundant renewable energy could transfer it to others in need. The initiative will help to keep… read-more
US President Joe Biden appeared to fall asleep during the COP26 Climate Summit Opening Speech. Reportedly, Mr Biden was listening to the speech after which he was seen shutting his eyes for a few seconds. Meanwhile, an assistant approached the president and whispered something in his ear. Reportedly, the viral video was … read-more
In the COP26 climate talks held in Glasgow on November 1, over 100 countries promised to end deforestation and land degradation by the end of 2030. ''We will have a chance to end humanity's long history as nature's conqueror, and instead become its custodian,'' said UK PM Boris Johnson. Reportedly, forests help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30%, preventing the climate from getting warm.
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In the latest development, New Zealand decided to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 ahead of the United Nations COP26 climate conference on the evening of October 31 in Scotland's Glasgow. ''We're not immune to the impact of climate change, so it's critical we pull our weight,'' said PM Jacinda Ardern. Earlier, New Zealand had set the target to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030.
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.