Pakistan, Asian Development Bank sign loan agreement worth USD 1.3 billion
On Friday, the bank said it has approved a USD 300 million policy-based loan that will help Pakistan to address financial sustainability, governance, and energy infrastructure policy constraints in country's energy sector.
Peace Party files review petition in Ayodhya case, says verdict not delivered on basis of evidences
Peace Party president Mohammed Ayub said ...
World 'nowhere near' meeting Paris Agreement targets: Experts
But slowing down warming will require countries to do much more than they are c...
Noida authority to set up 5 Megawatt solar power plants at multiple locations
The decision is yet to be made through e-tendering process for finalisation of contractor for installation, operation and maintenance for 25 years of the 5 MW solar photovoltaic plants.
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.
Carbon dioxide emissions slow down on weak growth, less coal use
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, said the total emissions of the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), from human activities are set to reach almost 43 billion tonnes in 2019. The researchers said emissions in India are projected to rise by 1.8 per cent in 2019, considerably lower than in 2018, likely due to weaker growth.
Climate Change: Natural gas drives record CO2 emissions in 2019
In its annual analysis of fossil fuel trends, the Global Carbon Project said CO2 emissions were on course to rise 0.6 percent this year -- slower than previous years but still a world away from what is needed to keep global warming in check.
Act now or temperatures will rise 3-5 degrees, scientists warn leaders
This steady increase in temperature that manifests as climate variability and rising incidence of extreme weather events is taking a toll on human health and food production capacities. As a result, after nearly a decade global hunger is seeing an increase and displacement of people from their homes is on the rise, scientists said.
Sweden to help India in building climate neutral smart city
Gurgaon based developer, M3M, signed an agreement with the Swedish company to develop 165 acre smart city project which will attract a foreign investment of around US$ 2 billion. The smart city will take 7-10 years to complete and will look for foreign investments for different services.
SpiceJet, Emirates sign codeshare agreement
While passengers of Emirates will be able to access the SpiceJet network first from early 2020, SpiceJet passengers travelling from India to Dubai will also be able to access Emirates' expansive network later, opening up multiple international connections for them.
UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return."
Fiat Chrysler, PSA tell employees they will sign merger agreement in coming weeks
FCA and PSA are in talks to finalise a merger that would create the world's fourth-largest carmaker.
SBI & U GRO ink loan co-origination agreement
The agreement was signed by Jayanta Deb Majumdar, General Manager, SBI and Shachindra Nath, Executive Chairman of U GRO Capital, in Mumbai.
Madrid climate talks to focus on unresolved issues
“This year, we have seen accelerating climate change impacts, including increased droughts, storms and heat waves, with dire consequences for poverty eradication, human health, migration and inequality. The world’s small window of opportunity to address climate change is closing rapidly,” said Patricia Espinosa.
Govt prepares to auction coal to stressed power plants
The auctions, likely to start by February next year, will be reserved for non-captive power plants which do not have power purchase agreements (PPAs) for more than half their capacity, according to the bid guidelines released by the power ministry.
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