World getting hotter, more dangerous faster than thought: UN chief
The Paris agreement was adopted by 195 parties at the UN climate conference "COP 21" held in the French capital in 2015 with an aim to reduce the hazardous greenhouse gas emissions. Nineteen members of the G20, except the US, have voiced their commitment to the full implementation of the deal.
BASIC nations play hardball, EU comes up with new ‘Green Deal’
It is learnt that the BASIC joint statement, saying "the progress on the pre-2...
India "walking the talk" on climate change commitments, says Prakash Javadekar at COP 25
Speaking at a high-level meeting at the ongoing UN F...
IREDA mulls USD 100 mn green window for financing renewable projects: MNRE Secretary
An allocation of approximately USD 20 million is being considered for the green window, with plans of leveraging USD 80 million from other agencies to establish a facility of USD 100 million. "IREDA is planning to set up a dedicated green window to serve the unserved segments of renewable energy," MNRE Secretary Anand Kumar said as per a statement issued by MNRE.
Honour past climate commitments: India to developed world
“It is time to look in the mirror. Has the developed world delivered on its promises? Unfortunately, the rich industrialised countries have not met their Kyoto Protocol targets. Neither their NDCs reflect ambitions nor they have shown willingness to enhance their commitments,” said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Paris billionaire rivalry fuels pursuit of Tiffany, Moncler
The rivalry, more than two decades in the making, has defined the modern luxury industry and shows no signs of ending. Since 2001, when Kering founder Francois Pinault beat out LVMH Chief Executive Officer Bernard Arnault for control of Gucci, the companies have increased their hold over the sector through dozens of deals.
Final decision at 25th round of climate negotiations to stress on urgency of climate action
Ahead of the ministerial level negotiations, Chile, in consultation with countries, has put together list of issues or elements that need to be addressed in the final outcome of the current round of talks that countries want addressed. Chile released a document detailing the “possible elements” that are likely to be addressed in the final outcome.
COP 25: India calls for speedier expansion of international solar alliance
Expressing contentment over 83 countries joining the ISA in just four years, Javadekar said, "When ISA was launched, the idea was that all those countries who get more solar energy as they fall between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn should come together to create the consumers' own market.
Princess Diana's velvet gown gets a cold shoulder at auction, fails to fetch reserve bid of £200K
Two other dresses owned by Diana fared much better however.
Performance artist, who ate $120K banana artwork, says he waited 2 hrs before turning hungry
David Datuna said that the pricey artwork tasted like a regular banana.
France's Sanofi to buy immuno-oncology specialist Synthorx
French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said on Monday it had agreed to buy US biotech firm Synthorx to boost its immuno-oncology portfolio.
World 'nowhere near' meeting Paris Agreement targets: Experts
But slowing down warming will require countries to do much more than they are currently doing to address climate change. “If we want to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals then we should bend the carbon emissions curve in the next 15 years, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050,” WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas said.
An 1897 Tahiti landscape painting to go under the hammer in Paris, may fetch $7.7 mn
The painting, "Te Bourao II", is one of the few works by Gauguin from his Tahiti period still in private hands.
Banks gave USD 745 billion to groups planning new coal power plants: NGOs
The report's release comes as world leaders met this week in Madrid for a 12-day UN climate summit, where they are expected to hammer out some of the details of the 2015 Paris agreement. But the report released by environmental groups on Thursday cites more than 1,000 new coal power stations or units in the pipeline.
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