combating climate change

UN urges increased efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all


January 17th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by BNO News
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (BNO NEWS) -- Senior United Nations (UN) officials on Monday called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and ... Read more...

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ICT key to combat climate change, say experts


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Information and communications technology (ICT) can play a major role in combating climate change by encouraging adoption of green practices, experts said Thursday."ICT could help ... Read more...

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India’s proposal part of new negotiating draft in Durban


December 7th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) India's views were echoed at the UN climate change conference here with principle of equity - right to grow - and unilateral trade measures making into ... Read more...

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South Africa uses metro to carry waste to landfills


November 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
East London (South Africa), Nov 6 (IANS) A metro train system in South Africa is helping in the fight against climate change by carrying waste to landfill sites on trains ... Read more...

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Delhi to have world-class climate institute


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The national capital will soon have a world-class training institute to tackle global climate change with experts helping to chalk out strategy to curb the ... Read more...

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Delhi leading the way in combating climate change: Dikshit


February 21st, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said that her government has taken several steps to reduce the damaging impact of climate change.Addressing the inaugural session of a ... Read more...

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Tripura marks World Environment Day


June 5th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Agartala (Tripura), June 5 (ANI): To stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action for environmental conservation an awareness rally started from the Umakanta Academy here this morning ... Read more...

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Consult indigenous people on climate change: Agatha Sangma


March 28th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Indigenous people who mostly live in forests and are dependant on the natural resources for survival should be consulted in charting out ways to tackle climate change, ... Read more...

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Maldives Vice President Dr. Waheed calls on Ansari


February 19th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 19(ANI): Maldives Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed called on his Indian counterpart Mohammad Hamid Ansari here on Friday and discussed issues of bilateral, regional and multilateral importance.Dr. Waheed, who ... Read more...

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Combating climate change, with help from Lord Ram


January 14th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Sonbhadra/Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) Ram, Ramayana and global warming - the association may sound odd, until you realise how the religious context helped an NGO in Uttar Pradesh combat the ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh makes statement in RS on climate accord at Copenhagen


December 22nd, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.22 (ANI): Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said that the climate change accord presented in Copenhagen was not legally binding.The agreement between U.S and ... Read more...

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US can challenge India, China on Copenhagen goals, says Obama aide


December 21st, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A top White House adviser has described the limited, non-binding Copenhagen accord as "a great step forward" saying the US could challenge India and China if they don't ... Read more...

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US, China among worst climate performers: Study


December 14th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 14 (DPA) China and the US were placed at the bottom end of a worldwide national ranking of performance on climate protection published Monday. Compiled by Germanwatch, a think tank, and ... Read more...

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India has major stake in success of Copenhagen: Manmohan


November 28th, 2009 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
By Manish ChandPort of Spain, Nov 28 (IANS) With ten days to go for the Copenhagen conference, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India- China sign agreement to address climate change


October 21st, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): India and China signed a major agreement on cooperation in addressing climate change issues here on Wednesday.The five-year agreement was signed by Environment and Forest Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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World’s ecosystems can have key role in countering climate change


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A new research has determined that investing in restoration and maintenance of the Earth's multi-trillion dollar ecosystems can have a key role in countering climate change and climate-proofing ... Read more...

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India, China to join hands on studying climate change in Tibet


August 29th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India and China will jointly conduct research on the impact of climate change on the glaciers in the Himalayan and Tibetan regions, Minister of State for Environment ... Read more...

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Fight against poverty can go with low-carbon economy: Clinton


July 18th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) There is "no inherent contradiction between poverty eradication and moving towards a low-carbon economy", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday, signalling her government's approach towards India ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh absolutely right: UN climate chief


July 8th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is "absolutely right" when he says that "climate change as we know it today has been caused mostly by ... Read more...

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NGOs draft global ‘treaty’ to tackle climate change


June 9th, 2009 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) Frustrated by the way governments are dragging their feet on combating climate change, leaders of green NGOs from around the world have come together to ... Read more...

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New Delhi feels the ripples of Lankan imbroglio


April 29th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): Human rights activists, including church leaders, on Wednesday staged a protest here against the ongoing ethnic war in Sri Lanka.The protestors appealed to both the Indian and ... Read more...

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Army, Navy on alert to foil LTTE entry: Vice Army Chief


April 29th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 29 (ANI): The Indian Army and Navy have stepped up their vigil to prevent an infiltration bid by LTTE cadres.Disclosing this, Vice Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Noble ... Read more...

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BJP promises measures to combat climate change


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday promised to undertake steps to combat climate change if voted to power in the coming elections. Highlights of the environment ... Read more...

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World leaders say green thinking can help global economy


January 31st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 31 (DPA) With the economic crisis likely to dominate much of 2009, world leaders in Davos have urged that climate change should remain in focus.British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, German ... Read more...

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Get ready for worse climate change impacts: expert


December 14th, 2008 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 14 (IANS) An extra billion people will face water shortage, cereal production in developing countries will drop and coastal regions will face more damage from floods and storms because ... Read more...

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Climate change adding to hunger, illnesses worldwide


December 12th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 12 (IANS) The Dec 1-12 climate change summit is entering its final day without any sign of substantial progress, but climate change effects have progressed dramatically worldwide, adding to ... Read more...

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Massive deforestation leading to climate change, species loss


December 8th, 2008 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 8 (IANS) Deforestation is leading to close to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn are leading to climate change and possible extinction of 20-30 percent ... Read more...

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Shared vision for world on climate change? India sceptical


December 2nd, 2008 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 2 (IANS) Industrialised countries talked about a "shared vision for long-term cooperative action" on climate change while countries like India expressed scepticism if there could be any such shared ... Read more...

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UN looks to new sources to finance climate change combat


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 1 (IANS) This is not the time to ask finance ministers for more money to fight climate change, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Yvo de ... Read more...

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Energy independence: The great challenge for Obama, McCain


October 21st, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 21 (DPA) Every electoral campaign has its popular catch phrases that remain in our collective memory. In the US presidential campaign one of the catchiest is the Republicans' "drill, ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh’s drive to combat climate change


August 20th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh plans to expand its tree plantation drive in what its forest minister calls India's first micro-level initiative to combat climate change after residents all over the ... Read more...

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Renewable energy will remain daydream without global cooperation


August 18th, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Salzburg, Aug 18 (IANS) India needs to multiply its power output five times in the next 22 years. The current plan is to do this largely through thermal plants. But ... Read more...

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120,000 saplings planted in Himachal Pradesh


August 3rd, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Sunday carried out the statewide Jan-Jan Sanjivni Van Abhiyaan, under which at least one member of the targeted 120,000 rural and urban families planted ... Read more...

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Upper Austria shows way to greener future (With images)


August 3rd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Salzburg, Aug 3 (IANS) The European Union has a 20-20-20 target to be achieved by 2020: cutting greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent, reducing energy consumption 20 percent by increasing efficiency ... Read more...

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Generate your own power, use it and sell it too (With Image)


July 29th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Salzburg, July 29 (IANS) The Indian government has placed solar energy development at the centre of its strategy for energy security and combating climate change. There is a town in ... Read more...

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