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One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

One World One Sun One Grid, India’s Message at COP 24

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Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan addressing at the inauguration of the Indian Pavilion at COP 24, at Katowice, Poland on 3 December, 2018. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meet every year in a pre-defined host country to urge each other for combating climate change. Below is the full text of the speech delivered by the Environment Minister at COP 24. “Dear Friends! I welcome you all to COP 24 in the wonderful city of Katowice, Poland. I believe that we are at a  critical juncture in our ongoing battle to save our planet from the threats of global warming and let me assure you   that India is truly committed to winning this battle.  I feel proud in affirming that India has made great strid
First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

First Day of DYSoC 2018 Concludes with Green Ideas and Sustainability Solutions

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The first day of the two-day long 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change concluded today in Miranda House with young people sharing ideas and green solution for protecting ‘our common environment’ and for sustaining the urban growth of Delhi. The Youth Summit began with remembering the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and his teachings on Environment and with Shlokas that call for environmental harmony. The Chief Guest of the occasion Padma Shree Awardee Dr. Anil P. Joshi called for the youth of Delhi to wake up and come to terms with the ecological crisis that Delhi and India are facing and start acting. He said that the onus is more on the youth of the Delhi, since they can represent their voices better. He called for the youth to prepare themselves on war scale for fighting
Draft India Cooling Action Plan Out, But Its Not What You Think It Is

Draft India Cooling Action Plan Out, But Its Not What You Think It Is

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In a world fighting for survival amidst global warming and the climate crisis, cooling the Planet sounds like a very good idea. So when the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) of the Government of India releases a 107 page long Draft India Cooling Action Plan (ICAP), one can only appreciate the vision and foresight with which it was conceptualized. But a second look at the document reveals that this Draft Action Plan actually talks about the Cooling of our houses, cars, etc. through air conditioning and refrigeration! "India is a growing economy characterized by low penetration of air-conditioning, rising per capita income, rapid urbanization and a largely tropical climate, which would lead to rise in the requirement for cooling," the draft India Cooling Acti...
Delhi Greens Invites Entries for Photography and Essay Competition

Delhi Greens Invites Entries for Photography and Essay Competition

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They say words have the power to make things happen. And that a picture is worth a thousand words. In an attempt to harness both these powerful tools for environmental conservation, Delhi Greens invites citizens from across India to participate in Photography and Essay Competition. The Prize Winning Entries will be displayed and presented during the 4th Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018) to be held on 03-04 October 2018 at an in Collaboration with Miranda House, University of Delhi. Photography Competition The Theme of the Photography Competition are: Greenliness; or Green Cities; or Green in You(th) Any one of the above themes can be selected by interested individuals. Rules of the Photography Competition: Each individual can submit only one pho...
Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change Now Open for Registrations

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The Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC) is a pioneering initiative of Delhi Greens towards engaging, inspiring and training the youth for taking up Environmental Leadership at local, national and global levels. The Fourth Delhi Youth Summit on Climate Change (DYSoC 2018) will take place on 3rd and 4th October 2018 at and in collaboration with the MH Vatavaran Eco Club of Miranda House, University of Delhi. The two-day event will include interactive lectures, panel discussions, focused working groups and some hands-on learning. It will also discuss both the problems and solutions to the ongoing environmental crisis. In the climate constrained world of today, 'development' itself has become a threat to the environment. However, development - in the real sense of the word
Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

Speech of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at COP/UNFCCC, 2002

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Speech of former Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the High Level Segment of the Eighth Session of Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 30th October 2002. India is privileged to host the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. I welcome our foreign guests to this land of rich cultural and natural heritage. Climate Change has emerged as one of the most serious environmental concerns of our times. It is a global phenomenon with diverse local impacts. In 1992, we adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has provided us with a sound basis for global cooperation. It reflects the consensus that addressing the challenge of climate change is...
How the UK is Moving Towards a Green Future

How the UK is Moving Towards a Green Future

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In the United Kingdom, it is clear that the Government is encouraging the acceleration towards being one of the world's most eco-friendly countries. To help it achieve its goal, UK has recently launched a document titled: Clean Growth Strategy to push the UK towards a lower-carbon future. Created by the country's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Clean Growth Strategy is a comprehensive account of how the United Kingdom will amend its everyday processes — both domestically and commercially — to hit its eco-friendly target. Here, we've brought together the essential points that show how the strategy's key features will change UK's homes and businesses. The Clean Growth Strategy: what does it mean for the UK? For several years, the UK has tried t
UNESCO to Conduct Major Stocktaking of Climate Change Impact on Oceans

UNESCO to Conduct Major Stocktaking of Climate Change Impact on Oceans

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Leading researchers from more than 50 countries will share the latest science concerning climate change impacts on ocean ecosystems at the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans at Washington D.C., USA between 4th and 8th June, 2018. Co-organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this International Symposium, takes place every three to four years. Recognizing the ocean's valuable contributions to people’s livelihoods and health, the Symposium this year will provide a unique forum for scientists and experts to shar
Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

Apply to Become A Climate Leader, Help America Protect the Climate

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It has now become abundantly clear that President Donald Trump of the United States of America no longer wishes to engage his administration with the Paris Climate Agreement. Consequently, the USA, one of the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases, global warming and climate change is now under no binding or non-binding agreement for ensuring the protection of the global climate. However, if President Trump won't lead, Planet Earth has an ally in the former governance system of USA. The burden of leadership for protecting the environment, and for helping Americans protect the climate has now fallen on the US Ex-Vice President Al Gore. After putting together An Inconvenient Truth documentary, which highlighted the issue of climate change among the masses, and after releasing anothe...
Wasting Food Akin to Carbon Crime

Wasting Food Akin to Carbon Crime

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"If global food waste was a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter after US and China." - World Resources Institute Here is some food for thought, imagine disposing off one of the three shopping bags after you go grocery shopping in the nearest garbage bin. Feel some guilt? Basically, that's exactly what's happening with our food globally. One third of all the food produced in the world is either lost or wasted. Every year world leaders meet at the UNFCCC led Conference of the Parties (CoP) to agree on global agenda for tackling climate change. Diverse issues including energy generation, transportation fuels, forest conservation and food production, among others are addressed. But one domain that needs more focus at present is how to tackle food waste and i...

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