Tag Archives: Climate

Environment ministry orders Incineration of high Global Warming potential gas HFC-23

Environment ministry orders Incineration of HFC-23 gas

India, steering the negotiations on the Montreal Protocol for amendment of phase down of HFCs at Kigali, Rwanda, has again taken the lead on the climate issues. Minister of State Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, has given the go-ahead for releasing the order for incinerating the HFC-23 by producers of HCFC-22 gas. HFC-23 gas, a potent greenhouse gas, ...

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President of India inaugurates the 1st edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit

President inaugurated the 1st edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the first edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit on the theme ‘Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress’ organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi today. The President said that the theme of the Summit ‘Beyond 2015: People, Planet and Progress’ will motivate us to transform the way we think ...

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Distributed Energy Production is the new focus of Power Sector – Piyush Goyal

Distributed Energy Production

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines said that it is very unfortunate that India continue to import coal from other countries in spite of the fact that we are a coal surplus nation today. While addressing a media event, Goyal said, “This is because our power plants have been designed ...

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India ratifies Paris Climate Treaty: What does it mean for India and the world?

India ratifies Paris Climate Treaty

We present you with a discussion on the recent ratification of Paris Climate Treaty by India. This ratification by India has lead to a great support for the cause of the treaty and it is hoped now that after ratification by US, China and India, the three biggest polluters, the treaty will be able to garner the required 55% support ...

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World Habitat Day: Government unveils sustainable Urban Development Strategy

World Habitat Day: Government unveils sustainable Urban Development Strategy

The Government today unveiled the Urban Development Strategy for the next 20 years intending to give a big push to use growing urbanization for rapid economic development while at the same time committing itself to address issues of sustainable development and climate change. Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu released ‘India Habitat III-National Report’ ahead of ...

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Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

India ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on 2nd October 2016, the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations last year on 12th December 2015 and India signed the Agreement in New York on 22nd April 2016. A total of ...

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