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India to ratify Paris Agreement on April 22

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India, along with 100 other nations, will ratify the Paris “COP 21 Global Climate Agreement” in New York on April 22, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Mumbai on Saturday. “The COP 21 agreement would be ratified at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at the UN Headquarters in New York on April 22,” Javadekar said at a symposium at ...

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Indian village plants 111 trees every time a girl is born

Trees

Every culture has its own traditions surrounding the birth of a child. While we celebrate newborn girls by sending pink dresses and dolls, in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, they celebrate by planting 111 trees. That’s right, every time a little girl is born in Piplantri, 111 trees are planted in her honor! In most Indian villages, the birth of a daughter ...

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Fresh World Bank funding for water in Africa, India

Laura Tuck

The World Bank Group has announced a significant boost in funding for water programmes Kenya, the Niger River Basin, Morocco and India to help tackle inherent challenges. The move came as World Bank Group Vice President for Sustainable Development, Laura Tuck, warned that, in just 35 years, 40 percent of the global population will be living in water scarce countries. That’s compared ...

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New Chinese dam threatens India

Zam Hydropower Station

On 13 October, China switched on the $1.5 billion Zam Hydropower Station, set at the highest altitude among all hydel power plants in the world. And that should worry India. The river that the Zam plant is built on is known as Yarlung Zangbo in China; in India it is called Siang and is among the main tributaries of the ...

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India: A flawed climate road map

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On 1 October 2015, the Indian government submitted India’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It has been received to surprisingly wide acclaim, in the media, by large non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and policy experts. Climate change policy documents have become developmental road maps. In presenting either mitigation of carbon emissions or adaptation measures, ...

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India promises 33-35% emissions intensity drop by 2030

Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment

In its submission to the UNFCCC a few weeks before the Paris climate summit, India also promises to generate 40% of its electricity from renewable sources India’s much-awaited Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the global combat against climate change promises the country will reduce the intensity of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of GDP by 33-35% by ...

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‘Strong, fair’ Indian INDC may be unveiled on Wednesday

Srinivas Krishnaswamy CEO, of Vasudha Foundation

Reports say the much anticipated Climate Action can save lives, cash and create jobs India stands to reap more green jobs, slash deaths from air pollution and save money from avoided fuel imports should the country embrace an ambitious climate action plan. India’s contribution towards the global Paris climate agreement, known as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), could be ...

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India crackdown: Defiant Greenpeace will continue campaign

Vinuta Gopal

Greenpeace India said last Friday that it would continue campaigning for clean air and against coal mining in protected forests in the country even though the government had revoked its permission to receive foreign donations. In an order canceling the group’s registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs said that Greenpeace had “prejudicially affected the economic interest of the state.” ...

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Amid deadly India heat waves, group charges Bonn climate talks

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Governments meeting in Bonn, Germany, for the next two weeks to search for a  sustainable solution to the global problem of climate change, will do so against the backdrop of the latest devastating climate phenomenon with India experiencing unprecedented heat waves that have killed more than 1,000 people already. Global humanitarian and advocacy network ACT Alliance said that India’s heat ...

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Giving a voice to the ‘missing’ women in India’s climate plans

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Women have the power to put India on the course to a green sustainable future, specifically, poor rural women working in the agriculture sector. India’s economy is predominately agrarian and increasingly female dominated. 80% of all economically-active women are employed by the agricultural sector. As men are migrating to urban areas for employment opportunities, partly as farming is now a more risky ...

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