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Latest Articles in climate change

Open source approach needed in climate change innovation; technology and finance critical to achieving SDGs: Prakash Javadekar

• Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, University Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University, felicitated with the Sustainable Development Leadership Award at WSDS 2020 • Air pollution, e-mobility, renewable energy, energy efficiency, green finance, blue economy, sustainable consumption, among a range of topics to be discussed at the three-day event

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Sweden to help India in building a climate-neutral smart city

Gurgaon-based developer, M3M, signed a pact with the Swedish firm to develop 165 acre Smart City project which will attract a foreign investment of US $ 2 billion

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App to Tackle Flood Situation in Kochi

German development agency GiZ, which is carrying out the Climate Smart Cities programme in city, is expected to come up with the new mobile app in a month.

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How is India dealing with environmental risks and climate change?

No Indian state has so far managed to bring down its air pollution levels either to or below the WHO’s limits. On average, people in India have their life expectancy cut short by 5.3 years because of air pollution. In two districts of Delhi, life expectancy is reduced by 12 years, which is the greatest reduction of life expectancy due to air pollution anywhere in the world.

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ISHRAE Announces One Degree Challenge to Support Centre’s 24° AC Temperature Guideline

Last year the Bureau of Energy Efficiency had announced that citizens must endeavor to keep their air conditioners at 24°C to help improve the environmental condition. It further mentioned that by utilising such measures, the overall potential for energy conservation could be an estimated 20 billion units annually.

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Managing urban flooding with nature inspired design.

Climate scientists are already warning us to anticipate 30% heavier rains in the future along with more extreme climate events. So we don’t just have to prepare our cities to address current challenges but will have to develop plans & policies to address a future with extreme weather events.

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Cities may be 8 degrees Celsius hotter by 2100: study

The top quarter of most populated cities, in this scenario, could see the mercury rise 7 C or more by century's end, said a study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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Sweden Keen To Collaborate With Maharashtra Govt On Smart Cities

The country is looking on areas of collaboration such as waste management, smart cities, and renewable energy

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Adequate climate finance an overriding concern: India

India has asked the developed countries to provide finance and technology transfer support to developing nations to tackle the threat of climate change, noting that access to adequate climate finance remains an "overriding concern"

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Paris climate agreement becomes international law

The Paris Agreement to combat climate change becomes international law today, a landmark demonstrating that countries are serious about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter faster than scientists expected

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