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India welcomes final climate deal draft

The final draft of climate deal proposes limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and committing $100 billion a year from 2020 to help developing countries in coping with the problem

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India joins UK, Aus to help combat climate change

A number of countries including Canada, Britain and Australia have pledged nearly $2.5 billion to help the poor countries, of the Commonwealth bloc, fight global warming

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SAARC nations undertake maiden disaster combat exercise in NCR

In a first, all SAARC countries came together for a massive field training exercise on combating an earthquake - like disaster

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Govt pursuing paradigm shift in disaster mngmnt: Home Minister

A paradigm shift in disaster management from a relief centric approach to a holistic one, encompassing preparedness, prevention, mitigation and risk reduction, is being initiated, says the Union Home Minister

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UN fund approves its first climate aid for poor nations

The UN's Green Climate Fund has approved its first financing of projects worth $168 million to help developing countries fight global warming

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India loses $9.8 bn every year due to disasters

This was reported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's (UNISDR) Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2015

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Strengthen support mechanisms for better disaster management: Rajnath

The role of specialised agencies, indigenous technical knowledge and community-based methodologies to deal with natural disasters crucial, says the Home Minister

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Sustainable urban development: GEF to take up pilot projects in four cities

The Global Environment Facility is also working on an Integrated Programme on sustainable cities to develop conceptual models on integrated urban design, planning and management for resilient and sustainable development

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