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Will COP 24 Be Able to Prevent the Global Meltdown?

Will COP 24 Be Able to Prevent the Global Meltdown?

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The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change took place between 2 and 14 December 2018. COP 24 recently concluded in Katowice, Poland. Leaders from member nations continue to discuss and are yet to come to an agreement. The proposal to strengthen the previous Paris Climate Agreement has been proposed by the Conference President. Only time will tell if the leaders of the member nations can come to an agreement and if COP 24 can actually help prevent the imminent global meltdown, already taking place. Image © cop24.gov.pl
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
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...
Env Minister at the UNFCCC CoP 22 Preparation Meeting in Morocco

Env Minister at the UNFCCC CoP 22 Preparation Meeting in Morocco

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The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge), Shri Anil Madhav Dave and the Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister, Ms. Isabella Lovin holding discussions, at a bilateral meeting at COP 22, in Marrakech, Morocco on November 17, 2016. Ministers of Basic Countries meet to take Stock of Progress at COP 22 The Ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) met in Marrakech, Morocco, to take stock of the progress achieved thus far in the Marrakech Climate Conference (COP22/CMP12/CMA1) and to compares notes on further work required, as this important conference enters its final days. They conveyed their appreciation to the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the conference and for the ...
Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Talk About Climate Change at the Oscars?

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Most of us have come across the phrase climate change. Environment enthusiasts, the world over, talk about it most of the time. Climate change came to the limelight yet again when Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned it in his Oscar speech at this year's Oscars! So, what is climate change all about? And why did Leonardo DiCaprio talk about it at the Oscars, an even that - on the surface of it - does not seem connected to climate change at all? Simply put, climate change is the change in the 'average weather conditions' of a region. For instance, the polar region has cold 'average weather conditions' and if these conditions suddenly start becoming warm, it would be termed as climate change. Climate change happens all the time, and may take millions of years to come over. But it is the aggr...
Earth to Paris-Le Hub: For An Effective Climate Agreement

Earth to Paris-Le Hub: For An Effective Climate Agreement

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Earth To Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet as well as the need for strong climate action, announced it will host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day, high-impact, live-streamed summit on 7 and 8 December in Paris during COP21 — the United Nations climate conference to deliver a new universal climate change agreement. Earth To Paris—Le Hub will provide the opportunity for cross-sector, solutions-oriented engagement in climate change conversations around COP21; a platform for amplifying the conversation across social and digital media; and series of activations through inspiring calls to take bold, meaningful action to address climate change. Experts, advocates, CEOs, and other leaders in Paris will discuss creati
Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

Help UNFCCC Choose Climate Video Competition Winner

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The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be hosting the 21st UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris in December this year. As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, the UNFCCC invites all global citizens to help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of the Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change, young people from around the globe have been invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change, for example convincing their parents, school or college to take climate action, or taking part in a campaign. Two winners of the t...

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