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Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy

Context: During the World Climate Action Summit of the 28th COP of UNFCCC, more than 20 countries from four continents launched the Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy. About Declaration to Triple Nuclear Energy Importance of nuclear power for climate change Atoms4NetZero Initiative India’s Nuclear […]

Climate Vulnerable Forum

Context: Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said that Indian companies must invest in clean energy projects in ‘climate vulnerable’ countries. What is Climate vulnerable forum?  Establishment: Members: African & West Asian region: Asian & Pacific region Latin America & Caribbean region

China, U.S. and India absent at U.N.’s Climate Ambition Summit

Context : The Climate Ambition Summit (CAS) in New York, as part of the United Nations General Assembly, that concluded on September 21, was marked by the absence of major economies whose actions significantly influence the future of global emissions. China, United States and […]

Cyclone frequency may rise over Indian coast from the warming of Pacific

Context: A combination of global warming and a cyclical event called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation that repeats every 20-30 years, could make cyclones that originate near the Equator more frequent in the coming years. What the study says? Important Terms:  What is Tropical Cyclone? […]

Global Stocktake

Context: Climate diplomats from around the world are currently meeting in Bonn to lay the ground for the UNFCCC’s COP 28 in Dubai. This year’s conference has added significance because climate scientists have begun work on a critical mandate of the Paris Pact, known […]

Focus on Methane emissions at COP-28

Context: Speaking at the inaugural UAE Climate Tech summit,  COP28 President Designate Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber called upon the oil and gas industry to phase out methane emissions by 2030 and align in favour of comprehensive net-zero emission plans by or before 2050. Methane […]

Why the recent rain is no relief?

Context: The first two days of May have been unusually wet. Except the north eastern states, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, the entire country has received plenty of rain, with some areas in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh getting as much as 10 […]

Great Nicobar Island project

Context: The eastern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered a stay on the ₹72,000 crore Great Nicobar Island project and constituted a committee to revisit the environmental clearance granted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). About the […]

All eyes on monsoon as cooler summer delays crucial pattern

Context: The large parts of country have logged temperatures that are up to 10°C lower than normal due to rains. An uncharacteristically cooler start to the summer, which is likely to persist for a few more weeks in several parts of the country, may […]

The distribution and utilisation of water bodies in India

Context: A report released by Ministry of Jal Shakti has thrown light on the number of water bodies in India and what they are used for. The document is the first such census of water bodies in India. The census has identified 24,24,540 water […]

The threat of rising sea levels

Context: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has found in a new report, entitled ‘State of the Global Climate 2022’, that the world’s sea level is rising at an unprecedented rate. What is average sea level? How sea levels are changing now? State of Global Climate report 2022: The WMO State of the Global Climate report 2022 focuses on key […]

Abatement Cost

Context: ‘Abatement cost’ has emerged as a key tool to steer the decarbonisation of the economy, to reduce its cost and to assess the efficiency of a technology, an investment or a public policy. Abatement Cost Significance of Abatement Cost Limitations of using Abatement […]

Framework for acceptance of Green Deposits

Context: Climate change has been recognised as one of the most critical challenges faced by the global society and economy in the 21st century. The financial sector can play a pivotal role in mobilizing resources and their allocation thereof in green activities/projects. Green finance […]

Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage (CCUS)

They are a group of technologies for capturing of CO2 from large and stationary CO2 emitting sources, such as fossil fuel-based powerplants and other industries. CCUS also involves the transport of the captured CO2 to sites, either for utilisation in different applications or injection […]

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