India’s emission targets most ambitious among G20 nations

Context: While none of the G20 nations’ determined emission contributions for 2030 are in line with the Paris Agreement, India’s emission targets are the most ambitious and close to the 1.5°C limit, says a stock-take report of G20 nations to “assess the collective progress” towards the agreed goals. It adds that 82 Read More …

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

Context: A study that examined pollution levels found the water quality unsafe for the visiting avifauna. A threat to the biodiversity: Chemical companies and small-scale shrimp farms around the wetland have started to pose a threat to the biodiversity and ecosystem of the sanctuary. Atmospheric temperature, the pH and salinity of the water exceeded Read More …

National River Ganga (Rejuvenation, Conservation and Management) Bill, 2018

Context The Bill calls for a National Ganga Council and a National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce the law and protect the river which flows over 2500 km. The draft Bill prepared by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. The draft Bills defines Ganga as ‘India’s Read More …

Ozone: The Earth’s protective shield is repairing

Context: The ozone layer which is a part of the stratosphere has recovered at a rate of 1-3 percent per decade since 2000 said by U.N. Environment and the World Meteorological Organization. Northern Hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone is scheduled to heal completely by the 2030s followed by the Southern Hemisphere Read More …

Global Cooling Innovation Summit

Context: Two-day Global Cooling Innovation Summit will be inaugurated by Union Science & Technology Minister in New Delhi. About the Summit: The Summit is a first-of-its-kind solutions-focused event that will bring together leaders from around the world to explore concrete means and pathways to address the climate threat that comes from the growing demand from room Read More …