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  • India climate fight cost: $ 1 trillion (11/30/2017) - India needs over $ 1 trillion to meet its requirements to counter climate change and is pushing for a meaningful resolution of the issue of longterm finance at the global climate negotiations in Bonn. The developed countries are yet to act on their sevenyear- old pledge to provide $ 100bn every year by 2020 to Click for more......
  • Solar power target (11/30/2017) - The International Solar Alliance, an India- led initiative to expand solar energy, plans to produce 1,000 Gigawatts of solar power by 2030, or triple the current installed global capacity, an Indian official has said, without sharing the details on how the target would be reached. The alliance is intended to serve as a " common Click for more......
  • Silence on US at Bonn (11/30/2017) - India has decided not to criticise the US at the COP23 climate summit here for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Agreement, marking a toning down of its aggressive policy from its UPA days. Multiple Indian sources told The Telegraph that a decision had been taken at the highest level not to attack the US Click for more......
  • India tops climate toll (11/30/2017) - India lost more people to the impacts of climate change than any other country and suffered the third highest financial losses from extreme weather events during 2016, says a report on global climate vulnerability released on Thursday. The Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report has referred to India ' s intense heatwaves, extreme rainfall events Click for more......
  • Study sounds Dhapa alarm (11/30/2017) - Dumping waste at Dhapa should be reduced to the minimum to ensure people living in the area are not at major environmental risk, an international study has claimed.The study, Climate Smart Solid Waste Management for the civic body, by an agency as part of an agreement between the UK and Bengal governments, was submitted to Click for more......
  • Yoga twist to climate talks (11/30/2017) - Climate change talks do often require the negotiators to adopt convoluted if not tortuous positions. It appears apt, therefore, that India's latest contribution to the exercise is — yoga. The India pavilion at the CoP23 climate summit in Bonn is hosting a programme, " yoga every evening from 5 to 6 ", to promote New Click for more......
  • UN finds Paris pact gaps (11/30/2017) - A recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme has suggested that the Paris Agreement would fail to restrict the global temperature rise within 2°C, as agreed at the Paris climate summit of 2015. It says that even if all the countries fully meet their commitments to cut emissions as expressed in their respective "nationally Click for more......
  • Bengal pollutants defy orders openly (11/30/2017) - At least a dozen pollutant industries in Bengal have been ignoring closure orders from the Central Pollution Control Board, The Telegraph has found while following up on the apex agency's reprimand to a Hooghly factory for sitting on such a directive. Environmentalists told this newspaper that bypassing the top pollution watchdog's directives had become routine Click for more......
  • Nowhere to hide in city of poison air (8/10/2017) - June 21: Take a deep breath. Fringes of Calcutta that you thought had cleaner air than the city's choked heart are even more polluted than the core, reveals a recently published document of the West Bengal Pollution Control Board. The findings are based on an analysis of PM10 (fine particulate) and PM2.5 (ultrafine particulate) in Click for more......
  • Calcutta sits on ticking e-waste bomb (2/18/2016) - JAYANTA BASU Calcutta tops the chart in generating e-waste after Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Bangalore and Chennai. An ill-equipped disposal system has ensured that a major chunk of the e-waste is crudely dismantled or burnt in a little over 1,000 informal units in the city and suburbs, exposing millions to health hazards, a Metro investigation, supported by Click for more......