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Record-breaking environmental campaign: 66 million trees planted in 12 hours in India
More than 1.5 million volunteers turned out on Sunday between 7am and 7pm to plant the massive number of tree saplings along the Narmada River in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Each year around the...
Asthma deaths to rise 20% if steps not taken against climate change
India will see a 20 per cent rise in asthma-related deaths in the next 10 years if urgent steps to curb climate change and prepare for its consequences are not taken, premier business body CII warned...
Leonardo Dicaprio throws light on Climate Change's harsh realities
" Before the Flood " is a National Geographic Channel's 95-minute documentary about climate change starring Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio . In this movie DiCaprio travels...
Around 11 Lakh Trees Illegally felled in India from 2013 to 2016
It has been just two weeks since India gave formal consent to combat climate change it is reported that at least 11 lakh trees have been felled illegally in three years across 15 states and two Union...
Can India Pave The Way In Climate Change?
On World Earth Day, 175 nations converged at the United Nation headquarters at New York and signed the Paris climate agreement, heralding a new era in the sphere of environment conservation. Once...
Chargesheet Under Scrutiny, Trouble Mounting For Pachauri
When the case of another sexual assault surfaced on Wednesday, in the last week, the Vice-Chairman of The Energy and Resource Institute, R K Pachauri was in deep waters. Let’s go back to February...
UN: A New Sustainable Development Agenda
Voices around the world are demanding leadership on poverty , inequality and climate change . To turn these demands into actions, world leaders gathered on 25 September, 2015, at the United Nations...
The Year of the City: 2015 Will Be Remembered For Its Urban Focus
Cities are the nexus of life, more so now than ever in history. They are praised for their culture while being denounced for their tension and divisions.They are either bustling with excitement or...
What Is The Link Between Carbon Emissions And Poverty?
Almost two decades after Kyoto, negotiators at the COP21 climate conference reached a global agreement to limit global warming to 2° Celsius. It is meant to keep global warming in check and minimize...
Solar Energy To Bring Jobs And Prosperity Back To Parched Villages
Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Bala who was born in a small village in Pavagada Taluk, Karnataka , where, agriculture was the main source of income—much like in many other villages in...
It's Time To Transition To 100% Clean Energy: The Wind Is Now At Our Backs, says Mark Ruffalo
The climate agreement reached in Paris is provoking a flurry of caveats, criticisms and cautions. Many of those criticisms are warranted and there’s a lot of work ahead to make sure countries live up...
Nations Urged To Improve Climate Pledges By April 2017
Date UN shuts book for signing Paris agreement is the moment for world to show it’s cutting carbon faster, says Dutch thinktank In a new global warming pact, countries set out milestones over the...
Climate Accord Mobilizes Health Industry
The Paris climate accord has mobilized the health-care sector and will have sweeping impacts on public health. With their landmark accord following talks in Paris, world leaders have hammered out not...
A Huge Step Forward On Climate Change
The short answer is that the Paris climate agreement is a huge step in the right direction. And it is historic, for a few simple reasons. First of all, the Paris agreement is ambitious. Countries are...
Adapting to climate change creates entrepreneurs and resilient communities
Above: Mercy Shetuuka and her Brother Shetuuka Shetuuka who managed to pay for her studies with income he generated from the small crop farm. In a country where the largest population of young people...
‘We Have Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy’
India is one of the nations that is most impacted by climate change; it has been previously identified as one of the most vulnerable countries to global warming due to the expected impacts of changes...
COP21: Joining Hands For A Better World
Smiles and handshakes marked four years of negotiations on Saturday. 196 countries rejoiced and led to the termination of the Paris Climate Conference. It was mutually decided that all the countries...
Going vegetarian can actually `harm` the environment!
Contrary to claims by vegetarians and the activist groups that promote their world view and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's speech at the United Nations climate talks in Paris, eating a vegetarian diet...
Richest 10% are causing climate change, study finds
Fifty percent of the world’s carbon emissions are produced by the world’s richest 10%, while the poorest half – 3.5 billion people – are responsible for a mere 10%. This is according to a new report...
Grand promises of Paris climate deal undermined by squalid retrenchments
By comparison to what it could have been, it’s a miracle. By comparison to what it should have been, it’s a disaster. Inside the narrow frame within which the talks have taken place, the draft...
Women And Climate Change
From this winter’s unusually powerful snowstorms in the Northeast to the prolonged drought conditions in the West, climate change is now a part of America’s national conversation. As we come to grips...
COP21 talks: Climate deal agreed by 195 states
Agreement adopted more than 24 hours after official end of fortnight-long conference A “historic” deal to tackle climate change has been agreed by 195 countries at United Nations talks in Paris. The...
Education Increases Awareness And Concern For The Environment
Our first blog around the COP21 taking place here in Paris where the GMR is based showed how education can help poorer communities respond and react to the impact of climate change. This blog shows...
Global CO2 emissions are set to stall in 2015
Global carbon emissions are projected to stall in 2015, according to a team of researchers. Last year global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and industry grew by just 0.6 per cent, marking a year-on-...
Model Government Climate Change Leadership
The Compact of States and Regions is an initiative that gives a transparent global picture of the efforts that are being made to tackle climate change . It is the first dedicated reporting mechanism...
PM authors “Convenient Action- Continuity for Change”
At the launch of the International Solar Alliance during the COP21 Summit in Paris in 30th November 2015, the book “Convenient Action- Continuity for Change” authored by Prime Minister Shri Narendra...
Is India Doing It's Utmost For Climate Change?
NRDC's India Initiative on Climate Change and Clean Energy India is emerging both as an economic powerhouse and a global environmental leader. As India's economy charges ahead, the country needs to...
Senegal's Farmers Reap Rewards of Climate-Smart Agriculture
Farmers are planting the seeds and harvesting the rewards of climate-smart agriculture in Senegal. Climate-smart seeds, practices and technologies are helping smallholders grow more food for their...
COP21: A Defining Moment For Human Health
This week's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris offers a chance to save the planet from severe, pervasive and irreversible damage. Though often lost in the debate, saving the...
What does climate justice look like?
It is a painful irony of climate change that those least responsible for the problem are often the most exposed to its ravages. And if any country can claim to be the victim of this climate injustice...
Which countries have done the most to adapt to climate change?
Around the world, nations face the challenge of adapting to climate change by boosting their resilience and acting on areas where they are vulnerable. The University of Notre Dame’s Global Adaptation...
How much climate funding do the poorest countries need?
The world’s 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change – and those plans should be a priority for...
Partnerships, Progress to Protect & Restore Forests
Leaders in the global drive to protect and restore forests met on Tuesday to announce a new focus on implementing partnerships with billions of dollars in additional resources before 2020 to ensure...
Accenture Recognized by CDP as Global Leader for Corporate Action on Climate Change
Company expands 2020 goals to further reduce environmental footprint For the second consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is recognized as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response...
10 action points towards a greener economy
Just before the opening of the Paris climate conference that is expected to set new ambitious targets to move to a low-carbon economy, ILO Green Jobs Programme Coordinator Kees van der Ree outlines...
France to Invest 2 Billion Euros in Africa Renewables
France will invest a total of 2 billion euros in renewable energy in Africa in 2016-20, a 50% increase in comparison with the last five years. French President François Hollande made the announcement...
Google’s Street View is the new environmental watchdog
As world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday, in the hope to stop catastrophic climate change, Google Maps provided online views of remote locations where wildlife struggles for survival. The Street...
Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions
Governments and food and agriculture organizations joined at the LPAA Focus on Agriculture to respond to the urgent climate challenges facing agriculture with cooperative initiatives that will...
Barack Obama feels PM Modi has a clear vision for India: White House
US President Barack Obama who has held meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at several occasions, has found in him a politician who is honest and has a clear vision for India, the White House...
The world’s climate is in the hands of just three nations
While all contributions from the 195 countries at the UN’s global climate change summit in Paris will be important, three are critical. China, the United States and India hold the key to large-scale...
Children’s rights must be at the heart of the Paris climate agreement
Millions of lives are being turned upside down by life-threatening extreme weather. Communities are no stranger to the disastrous impacts of climate change , but this year’s El Niño is wreaking havoc...
13 Devestating Climate Change Photos Banging on Heart & Mind, Its Happening!!
Here are 13 astounding images that reflect how drastically climate change has already altered planet Earth. 1. A critical water shortage in Lodwar, Kenya, is no joke. East Africa has been hit hard by...
Government Leaders Endorse Forests as Key Climate Solution
The following statement was issued at a special event on forests at the UN climate change conference in Paris. More statements by individual governments at the meeting can also be found on the Stand...
U.S. tightens visa waiver program in wake of Paris Attacks
The White House announced changes to the U.S. visa waiver program on Monday so that security officials can more closely screen travelers from 38 countries allowed to enter the United States without...
India and France Launch International Solar Energy Alliance at COP21
India and France have launched an International Solar Alliance to boost solar energy in developing countries. The initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris on 30 November...

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