climate change mitigation

Global energy panel calls for investment in clean energy


September 4th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The International Energy Agency (IEA) Tuesday urged all countries to invest in clean energy for a low-carbon future.IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said ... Read more...

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Diseased trees found to be new source of methane in air


August 9th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 9 (IANS) Diseased forest trees, aged between 80 to 100 years and infected by fungii, may be a significant new source of methane that causes climate change, according ... Read more...

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N-power crucial to China: Expert


March 11th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 11 (IANS) Nuclear power is important to China because of its quest for climate change mitigation, an expert with the environment ministry has said."The Chinese nuclear industry ... Read more...

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New body for environmental clearances: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will set up an environmental assessment and monitoring authority to streamline the process of environmental clearances, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday."Preserving ... Read more...

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ADB warns fast-growing Asian economies of middle income trap


May 4th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Hanoi, May 4 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in its report on Wednesday that fast-growing Asian economies cannot afford to fall into the middle income trap when seeking to move ... Read more...

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EBTC inks pact with Bengal trade body


February 16th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) Wednesday signed an agreement with a trade body in West Bengal to enhance collaboration opportunities between Europe and India with special ... Read more...

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Equity key to climate change negotiations: Ramesh


December 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Even as the climate change talks at Cancun are stuck over issues between industrialised and developing countries, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said equity was the key ... Read more...

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New food security report for Asia launched in Mumbai


December 4th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): A new food security report for Asia has been launched in Mumbai by The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Asia Society, calling for increased investment in ... Read more...

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‘Don’t accept international scrutiny of climate change steps’


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India should not accept international scrutiny of domestic climate change measures as it will be counter-productive, ultimately leading to removal of distinction between developed and developing nations, ... Read more...

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India deviating from its stand at Mexico climate talks: BJP


December 3rd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India is deviating from its national position to one in favour of developed countries by supporting international scrutiny of domestic climate change mitigation measures at the ... Read more...

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India, China for verification of climate change measures


November 30th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said India and China are open to international verification of domestic climate change mitigation measures, a step that could break a deadlock ... Read more...

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Grass could be bioenergy crop of the future, say Indian-origin scientists


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A research team, including Indian-origin researchers, has found that grass could be the bioenergy crop of the future as the demand for biofuels increases, replacing corn as the ... Read more...

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Put on notice, India’s Pachauri tasked with carrying out IPCC reform


October 20th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.20 (ANI): Beleaguered Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman and noted Indian economist Dr. Rajendra Pachauri has reportedly been put on notice to carry out new guidelines and ensure a ... Read more...

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UN meet: Indian rag pickers demand financial support


October 7th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Three Indian rag pickers Wednesday addressed the UN climate change conference in China and demanded financial support for their contribution in fighting climate change.Baidabai Gaikwad from Pune, ... Read more...

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Three Indian rag pickers to address climate change conference


October 5th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Three rag pickers from India will address the UN climate change conference in China Wednesday where they will share their experiences on the steps taken by them ... Read more...

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Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg to co-chair UN-backed group on climate change financing


June 7th, 2010 - 5:16 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has accepted an invitation to co-chair the United Nations-backed advisory group on climate change financing, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday.Stoltenberg ... Read more...

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India, US pledge to consult each other on global, strategic issues


June 4th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): India and the United States on Thursday pledged to consult with each other on issues of global and strategic importance.The pledge was made through a joint statement after ... Read more...

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India, US vow to cooperate on terror


June 4th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 4 (IANS) With US President Barack Obama according relations with "responsible global power" India "highest of priorities", the two countries have vowed to work together to meet ... Read more...

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Dr Shashi Bala Singh receives DRDO award for high altitude research


June 1st, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, June 1 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, conferred the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Scientist of the year award to eminent woman scientist and Director of the ... Read more...

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Reforestation may lower climate change mitigation potential of forests


May 29th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Reforestation and afforestation, the creation of new forests, may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening, scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the Fudan University ... Read more...

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Forum on gas flaring reduction to be held in Oman


May 5th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 5 (IANS/WAM) A forum to discuss gas flaring reduction, a major environmental hazard related to petroleum industry, would be held in Oman May 10-11. The World Bank led Global Gas ... Read more...

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Ban’s panel on climate change may meet in April


February 4th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The high-level panel on climate change being convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is likely to meet in April to discuss how to mobilise financial resources ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to prepare climate change mitigation model


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 2(IANS) Abu Dhabi will prepare a model for mitigation measures in two weeks so as to reduce carbon emission as per the agreement signed during the UN Conference on ... Read more...

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German president criticises protectionist measures by some nations


February 2nd, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Germany Tuesday decried the protectionist tendencies in some countries following the global economic crisis, even as it urged India to work together for a "genuine" global governance ... Read more...

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BASIC countries should involve other countries over Copenhagen accord: Pachauri


January 23rd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Saturday said that environment ministers of BASIC countries should come up with a clear plan to ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee optimistic about GDP growth


December 25th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Dec 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has expressed optimism about the country's GDP growth for the year 2009-10.He said this while inaugurating the 23rd Industrial India Trade ... Read more...

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‘Consult and analyse’ clause in Copenhagen Accord has no weight: Pachauri


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Agreeing to "international consultations and analysis" in the Copenhagen Accord in no way challenges India's sovereignty, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Director General R.K. Pachauri ... Read more...

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Climate Change hijacks CHOGM 2009


November 29th, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashPort of Spain, Nov.28 (ANI): The issue of climate change has literally hijacked the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, with every other global issue being put on ... Read more...

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Greenpeace welcomes India’s ambitious solar energy plan


November 23rd, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Greenpeace has welcomed the Indian government's ambitious solar energy plan - the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which was released Monday, ahead of the climate summit ... Read more...

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ONGC registers fifth clean development project


October 20th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) State-run oil explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has registered its fifth clean development mechanism (CDM) project with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The ... Read more...

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Over 50 countries to participate in Energy Summit


September 28th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 28 (IANS) Over 50 countries will be participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2010 to be held here Jan 18-21 next year, a WAM report said Monday. The city ... Read more...

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Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 28th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that current international strategies to mitigate manmade carbon emissions and address climate change have overlooked the carbon cycling processes of inland ... Read more...

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Fighting climate change good for industry: UN body


September 7th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Fighting climate change does not contradict development goals, instead it offers "enormous economic opportunities", says the 2009 report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). Released ... Read more...

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Climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters


September 2nd, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): In a new report, scientists have determined that climate change mitigation strategies ignore carbon cycling processes of inland waters.Scientists from the University of Vienna, Uppsala University in Sweden, ... Read more...

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Climate change can crush the youth, says UN chief


August 13th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Betwa Sharma United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) Young men and women are being adversely impacted by climate change and rising unemployment, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said in a statement marking ... Read more...

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