Bill Gates preps biggest clean energy fund ‘in history

By Lisa Friedman, E&E Reporter Technology giant Bill Gates will unveil the world’s largest clean energy research and development partnership on Monday, joining in Paris with other billionaires and world leaders, several sources told E&E. The multibillion-dollar announcement will come at the opening day of landmark U.N. climate change negotiations in the French capital, and […]

New Web Tool For Sea Level Rise

A new program on Sea Level Rise by Climate Central provides local and global information about sea level rise and coastal flood hazards. The program contains user-friendly maps and tools, extensive datasets, and high-quality visual presentation. The program dedicates its efforts to helping citizens, communities, businesses, organizations, and governments at every level to understand the […]

Emission Gap Report 2015: Additional 12Gt Required to close the Gap over 4 to 6 Gt of Projected Emission Reduction From INDCs

Existing policies and strong engagement by nations submitting their contributions ahead of the Paris climate meeting will limit anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, but a new climate agreement can encourage further action to limit global temperature rise to 2°C by 2100, according to a The Emission Gap report released by United Nations Environment […]

Green Climate Fund Approves first 8 investments

The Green Climate Fund Board approved USD 168 million of GCF funding for projects and  programmes worth USD 624 million, marking the end of its launch phase and kick -starting the flow of climate finance through the Fund to developing countries. The activities supported by the Board will generate up to USD 1.3 billion in […]

Synthesis Report on the Aggregate Effect of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)

UNFCCC secretariat released a report which assesses the collective impact of climate action plans known as INDCs submitted by over 140 countries all over the world. The findings point that global emissions into the atmosphere can be dramatically slowed down and aggregate impacts will lead to fall in per capita emissions over the next 15 […]

Four Indian Corporates Have Attained a Perfect 100 on Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

Four Indian corporates: ITC Ltd, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra & Wipro Ltd have attained a perfect 100 CDP disclosure score and topped the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the quality of climate change related information that they have disclosed to investors and the global marketplace through CDP India, the not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. […]

India-Africa summit: PM seeks cooperation on climate change

India and African nations decided on Thursday to step up cooperation to fight climate change and terrorism, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for partnership in these key areas amid shared concerns about global warming and extremist groups like Boko Haram. At the third India-Africa summit in Delhi, visiting leaders backed Modi’s […]

Bonn climate talks off to an explosive start

Negotiations towards a global climate change agreement resumed in Bonn, Germany, on Monday with a gathering of all 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and observer organisations. Developing countries were unanimous in their criticism of the text produced by the co-chairs. While many developed countries—the EU, the US, New […]

Fair Shares: A civil Society Equity Review of INDCs

Social movements, environmental and development NGOs, trade unions, faith and other civil society groups have assessed commitments made by 150 countries around the world. The findings have been published in a report titled “Fair Share:A Civil Society Equity Review of INDCs” ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris. The report shows that there is […]

India suggests insertion of key points on finance and tech transfer in the Paris draft text

NEW DELHI: Making its suggestions to the latest draft text of the Paris climate agreement, India on Monday pitched for inserting specific paragraph on the issue of finance and transfer of technology in the text. India wants the developing countries must be provided with cutting-edge environment friendly technology free of cost where the intellectual property […]

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