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India to ratify Paris Climate Pact on April 22: Prakash Javadekar

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Reiterating India’s commitment to carbon emission reduction, Union Environment, Forests & Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India, along with 100 other nations would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22. The pact, COP 21, reached at Paris summit in December 2015 would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at ...

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Centre Rings Alarm Bells on Air Pollution in Delhi, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan

The Centre as sent alarming bells to Delhi state government nad neighbouring three states — Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — to bring down air pollution from “Visibly pollluting vehicles” which are licensed for purchase without concern for climate change. Some of the steps the Centre has advised the states include action against “visibly polluting vehicles”, mechanised sweeping of roads, ...

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PM Departs for CoP-21 Climate Change Summit at Paris, India Faces Biggest Challenge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Climate Change Confererence (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015 to face one of the major challenges to his government’s diplomatic efforts in the global arena. Mr Modi will address the meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande and attend ‘Mission Innovation’ being hosted by US ...

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Quality Forests with 4 ‘I’s – Image, Innovation, Initiative, Interaction – Needed: Prakash Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has asked forest and wildlife officers to focus on the 4 ‘I’s – Image, Innovation, Initiative and Interaction – to improve quality of forests. Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Conference of all Principal Chief Conservators of Forests and Wildlife Wardens on Wednesday, Javadekar said that maintaining and improving the quality of forests is a ...

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India Sincere on INDCs, to Present ‘Comprehensive Plan’ at Paris Summit: Prakash Javadekar

India’s environment minister Prakash Javadekar has reiterated India’s stand on compliance with the Climate Change agreements in the past and to forge ahead with its comprehensive plan at the Paris Summit to be held in December this year. The minsiter said India is finalizing its draft proposal before the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris and unlike most other ...

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India Keen on Balanced Climate Change Pact: Prakash Javadekar

Prior to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change meeting, India has started to collaborate with several countries as it profoundly looks forward to guarantee a fair and equalized contract at the summit, scheduled to be held in December. Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar declared this at the Lok Sabha yesterday. He informed that the government was already in the course ...

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347 Species of Flora, 242 Fauna Discovered in India in 2013-14: Javadekar

India is upbeat on its discovery of 347 species of new flora and 424 species of fauna besides two new exclusive reptile species in 2013-14 based on studies conducted by scientists and taxonomists in several institutions and universities. Informing the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the studies of scientists of Botanical Survey of India (BSI) and ...

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India Sets up Green Climate Fund with Rs.350 Crore Budget

The Government has established the National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change (NAFCC) with a budget provision of Rs. 350 Crores for the year 2015-16 and 2016-17, with an estimated requirement of Rs. 181.5 Crores for financial year 2017-18, said the minister. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has been appointed as National Implementing Entity (NIE) under the ...

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Over 35,000 Lives Lost to Air Pollution in the Last Decade: New Report

With the rising population, effects of modernization and globalization, people want to have the best of everything and the urge is leading to the destruction of natural resources, amounting to an enormous increase in pollution of all sorts. Of these, air pollution seems to be a major concern. The environment ministry on Thursday notified that India suffered over 35,000 mortalities ...

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