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8th cyclone formed in the North Indian Ocean region

India, Dec. 6 -- Pawan joins Kyarr, Fani, Maha, Vayu, Hikaa, Bulbul and Pabuk; to cross Somalia on December 7 With the formation of cyclone Pawan on the morning of December 5 in the southwest Arabian... Read More


Climate Emergency CoP 25: EU not on track to meet its Paris commitments

India, Dec. 6 -- A significant proportion of the continent's emissions reduction has been driven by outsourcing and other extraneous factors In the past year, there have been many flip flops in autho... Read More


Climate Emergency CoP 25: Technicalities of carbon markets continue to evade consensus

India, Dec. 6 -- Finalising rules on carbon markets is a priority at the Conference of Parties 25 or CoP 25 (see the Centre for Science and Environment or CSE's primer here ). Midway through the first... Read More


Climate Emergency CoP 25: The Adaptation Fund is perfectly fit to serve the Paris Agreement

India, Dec. 6 -- The Adaptation Fund was set up in 2001 under the Kyoto Protocol to finance projects and programmes in developing countries to adapt to the harmful effects of climate change. The finan... Read More


Climate Emergency CoP 25: New platform linking oceans and climate launched in Madrid

India, Dec. 6 -- The new platform aims to integrate sensible ocean-based solutions into climate targets The challenge of tackling the climate emergency is helped, to an extent, by natural carbon sink... Read More


As told to Parliament (December 6, 2019): India had 1,30,000 multi-drug resistant TB patients in 2018

India, Dec. 6 -- The estimated number of multi-drug resistant / Rifampicin-resistant TB patients in India for 2018 is 1,30,000, which contributes to about 27 per cent of the global burden, a statement... Read More


Karnataka coffee farmers selling estates, killing themselves: Report

India, Dec. 6 -- Market prices, erratic weather and increasing input costs are making coffee cultivation unviable, it notes Coffee farmers in Karnataka are either selling their estates or killing the... Read More


Asian Elephant Specialist Group meet starts in Malaysia

India, Dec. 6 -- Various issues concerning the Asian Elephant to be discussed at the event The International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) 10th Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG) Mee... Read More


Climate Emergency CoP 25: India suffered maximum number of climate-related fatalities in 2018

India, Dec. 5 -- The report, which revealed the figures, was released in Madrid and has bolstered demands for implementing the 'Loss and Damage' mechanism India suffered the maximum number of deaths ... Read More


Climate Emergency COP25: New platform linking oceans and climate launched in Madrid

India, Dec. 5 -- The new platform aims to integrate sensible ocean-based solutions into climate targets The challenge of tackling the climate emergency is helped, to an extent, by natural carbon sink... Read More