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Karnataka MLAs set to work for efficient energy policy
Dec 09, 2013 The Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2009-14 estimates a renewable energy potential of about 18500 MW (excluding solar).
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Sustainability is not a choice, but a necessity
Feb 12, 2014 South Asian region is most vulnerable to climate change impact, warns Thet Thet Zin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar.
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Climate change: Indians least willing to act, says a survey
Sep 27, 2013 A major regional survey on climate change finds that Indians are least willing and able to take action.
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Mumbai to suffer huge damage from sea flooding: study
Aug 26, 2013 Flood exposure is increasing in coastal cities owing to growing populations and assets, the changing climate, and subsidence, a new study says.
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India’s gene richness to help fight climate change: experts
Jan 30, 2013 “India has the largest diversity and because of that we have the maximum options available to combat climate change,’ said Renu Swarup, a senior Indian official.
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Young people urged to go sustainable at TERI’s YUVA Meet
Jan 28, 2013 Speakers at the YUVA 2013 Meet impress upon India's young people to think sustainability and incorporate it into their lifestyles.
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Indian ministry for mandatory compliance of RPOs
Oct 04, 2013 India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has pushed for Mandatory Compliance of RPOs (Renewable Purchase Obligations) to achieve renewable energy targets.
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New fund targets climate change resilience for urban poor
Nov 29, 2013 The Urban Climate Change Resilience Partnership (UCCRP), shall be designed to scale up urban climate change resilience in 25 Asian cities.
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Indian farmers need to be climate smart: experts
Jan 29, 2013 With the majority of marginal farmers being from South Asia and 41 per cent of the world’s poor belonging to this region, South Asia needs to tighten its belt to escape the adverse impact of climate change.
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Climate change to induce intense monsoons in India: report
Oct 01, 2012 A joint India-UK report says India is all set to experience more intense monsoons. The amount of rainfall from Indian monsoons is expected to be between 8.9-18.6% higher than current levels by 2080, says the report on 'climate change impacts and adaptation in India'.
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National conference on green design inaugurated in India
Feb 14, 2013 The policy makers at all levels need to address the environmental pressures due to increased demand for resources, said Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India.
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Cold wave intensifies in several parts of India, kills 18
Dec 28, 2012 Extreme cold has claimed 18 lives during the past 24 hours in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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World Bank fears devastating 4.0 degree global warming
Nov 19, 2012 The World Bank has warned that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.
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Climate change is now reality: Greenpeace
Nov 26, 2012 As governments meet for climate talks in Doha, Greenpeace warned on Monday that they must wake up to the reality that climate change is already gripping the planet and take urgent action to avoid catastrophic global warming.
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Meat production causing global warming: UNEP
Oct 31, 2012 All forms of meat production are resulting in the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, says a bulletin by UNEP Global Environmental Gas Service (GEAS).
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Indian Government gives itself a pat on its back
Feb 03, 2013 Minister for External Affairs, Salman Khurshid, said at TERI's global meet that India may not be in a position to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, but the foundations have been laid by the government to achieve these goals.
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Stakes too high for foul play inside the Green Climate Fund
Oct 29, 2012 Urgency and precaution are not easily reconcilable. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) – which met for the second time earlier this month – will have to negotiate that balance. As climate negotiations chug along laboriously, this global fund will ensure that much-needed investment is not stalled as a result, says Alice Harrison, Communications and Advocacy Coordinator for Transparency International’s Climate Governance Integrity Programme
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Afghanistan faces twin threats of war and climate change
Feb 25, 2013 Droughts and land degradation exacerbated by climate change could further destabilise the troubled land of Afghanistan.
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Environment sometimes lacks priority, says Swiss minister Leuthard
Oct 30, 2012 The Swiss Minister for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Doris Leuthard, was recently in India to participate in the UN Conference on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad. She speaks to OnWorld South Asia’s Rahul Kumar about what holds back countries from committing themselves to a better environment and how Switzerland is upholding its part of the global promise.
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Efficient water management is a big challenge: experts
Feb 02, 2013 Water is a finite source which has almost reached a tipping point of getting extinct, said Srinivasan Iyer, Assistant Country Director and Head, Environment and Energy unit, UNDP India.
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A new chase for BRICS: tackle climate change
Feb 02, 2013 Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have now becoming the galloping economies of the South. But what about issues of climate change and sustainability? How do these countries negotiate the balanced growth? These are some of the questions that the session at the DSDS 2013 dealt with.
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To each his own: array of solutions in tackling climate change
Feb 01, 2013 Catch hold of a leader from any segment of the society, he/she will have his own unique story to share on how to combat climate change. A session on 'Sustainability Challenges Across Sectors' at the DSDS evokes passionate responses on fighting climate change.
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Equip youth to fight climate extremes: experts
Feb 02, 2013 Young people should be equipped with knowledge to enable them to find solutions to the problems confronting today’s world, said panelists at the 13th Delhi Sustainability Development Summit in New Delhi.
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‘Untried technologies may hamper poverty eradication in developing countries’
Jan 04, 2013 Distinguished Fellow, TERI, Dr Prodipto Ghosh is a Member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change; Member of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change, and Scientific Consultant in the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India. In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, he says that the benefits of reducing green house gas emissions will actually free India from external dependence on energy sources.
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Charter on resilience in the face of climate change
Oct 04, 2012 While a rise in sea-level along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal is inevitable, communities living in the region need to adapt to the challenges from a rise in extreme events.
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India needs to build capacity at Panchayat level to fight climate change: UNDP India advisor
Feb 20, 2013 Preeti Soni, Advisor (Climate Change), UNDP India, talks to OneWorld South Asia, on the sidelines of an international conference held in New Delhi earlier this month.
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Mercury emissions rise in developing nations: study
Jan 11, 2013 Due to rapid industrialization, Asia is the largest regional emitter of mercury, and accounts for just under half of all global releases, the study says.
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Gujarat joins The Climate Group
Jan 14, 2013 Gujarat signed up an MoU with The Climate Group, the new partnership aims to facilitate the government’s commitment to building a low carbon economy.
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Himalayas more vulnerable to Short-Lived Pollutants
Nov 05, 2013 The ice and snow covered areas are warming at more than twice the global average rate, a new scientific study said.
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SDGs will be a transformative step for humanity: J D Sachs
Feb 10, 2014 Jeffrey D Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, warned of catastrophic results if the planet gets warmer by 4°C.
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