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UNFCCC and Climate change analysis

United Nation’s COP 26 climate change summit postponed till 2021 Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- S&T NOTE: Please refer PT KUNJI SECTION for REVISE ENVIRONMENT IN 45 MINUTES BOOKLET. The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was planned to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland in the United Kingdom (UK) has been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19.The date a

03 April, 2020 Climate Change

Earth Day and Earth Hour

Earth Day and Earth Hour Part of: GS-III- Environment (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22. Worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The theme of Earth Day 2019 is “Protect Our Species”. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. The idea of commemorating such

18 April, 2020 Climate Change

Steps to control Climate Change – Analysis by Dr.Anil Kakodkar

Steps to control Climate Change – Analysis by Dr.Anil Kakodkar Introduction On the occasion of National Technology Day, a day which marks the anniversary of Pokhran Nuclear Tests of 1998, Former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Chairman, Rajiv Gandhi Science & Technology Commission, Padma Vibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar, has conveyed a message to the people of India, about Dealing with energy needs in the Context of Climate Crisis. Relation between HDI and Per Capita Energy

13 May, 2020 Climate Change

BIO International Convention

BIO International Convention The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). India is represented by Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. The key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders and networking opportunities. BIO is the largest trade organization in the world that represents t

14 May, 2020 Climate Change

New Green Building Code

New Green Building Code The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launched a code for new commercial buildings in the country. Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) 2017 was developed by Ministry of Power and BEE. The code sets parameters for builders, designers and architects to integrate renewable energy sources in building design with the inclusion of passive design strategies. It promotes low-carbon growth and lead to 30-50% energy savings by commercial buildings by 2030. In orde

14 May, 2020 Climate Change

Heatwaves

Heatwaves Heatwaves, or heat and hot weather that can last for several days, can have a significant impact on society, including a rise in heat-related deaths. The India Meteorological Department requires that temperatures increase 5–6 °C (9–10.8 °F) or more above the normal temperature to be called a heatwave. Heatwaves are among the most dangerous of natural hazards, but rarely receive adequate attention because their death tolls and destruction are not always im

26 May, 2020 Climate Change

Churu-records the highest temperature in India

Churu in Rajasthan ,at 47degrees Celsius, records the highest temperature. 2nd highest temperature is recorded at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

26 May, 2020 Climate Change

Mission Innovation

Mission Innovation The initiative was launched in the Cop21 UNFCCC in 2015. India is member nation of the global initiative The objectives of initiative are, To accelerate public and private clean energy innovation To address climate change, Make clean energy affordable to consumers, and Create green jobs and commercial opportunities It will help in achieving India’s INDC of increasing the share of clean and renewable energy in the energy basket

31 May, 2020 Climate Change

Flattening the climate curve

Flattening the climate curve R. Sukumar is professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences and Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru Part of: GS-III- Climate Change  (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) Leaders should act on the climate crisis with the same alacrity they have shown towards COVID-19 Context Two interrelated curves began their upward trend two centuries ago with the advent of the industrial age. The first curve was the atmospheric concentra

10 June, 2020 Climate Change

National Adaptation fund for climate change

National Adaptation fund for climate change The National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) is a Central Sector Scheme setup in 2015-16. The overall aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities which mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is the National Implementing Entity (NIE). The Scheme has been designed to fulfill objectives of National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) and operationalize S

11 June, 2020 Climate Change

A convergence of crises

A convergence of crises Part of: GS-III- Climate change (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) Policy ideas should marry employment and industrial priorities with green outcomes There is a growing debate about what the scarcity and privation wrought by the COVID-19 crisis will mean for our response to climate change. The very language used to describe the effects of climate change is now being deployed, correctly, to shape our understanding of a disease-ravaged near future: poverty, the failu

11 June, 2020 Climate Change

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region

Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region GS- PAPER-3 Climate change (PT-MAINS-INTERVIEW) Recently, the first Assessment of Climate Change over the Indian Region has been published by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). It is India’s first-ever national forecast on the impact of global warming on the subcontinent in the coming century. These projections, based on a climate forecasting model developed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, wil

18 June, 2020 Climate Change

Carbon emissions sharply rebound as countries lift coronavirus restrictions

Carbon emissions sharply rebound as countries lift coronavirus restrictions Key Points Carbon emissions are now surging back to prepandemic levels as states and countries reopen, a grim reminder that the world is still grappling with accelerating climate change. By mid-June, global emissions rebounded to roughly 5% below 2019 levels and in emissions in China returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to an update in a May study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. During

19 June, 2020 Climate Change

Artic Sea

Artic Sea It is located mostly in the Arctic North Polar Region in the middle of the Northern Hemisphere, besides its surrounding waters the Arctic Ocean is surrounded by Eurasia and North America. It is partly covered by sea ice throughout the year and almost completely in winter. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceans and it is also known as the coldest of all the oceans. The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) recognizes

22 June, 2020 Climate Change

Decarbonising Transport in India project

Decarbonising Transport in India project GS- PAPER-3 Pollution PT-MAINS NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum will launch the 'Decarbonising Transport in India' project on with the intention to develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system for India. Imp Points India has been a member of ITF, an intergovernmental organisation for transport policy, since 2008. The online event will inform transport and climate stakeho

23 June, 2020 Climate Change

Before the next health crisis

Before the next health crisis By, Vinod Thomas is Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore and a former senior vice president at the World Bank.@vthomas14 Context * Stalking the efforts of the government and the private sector to revive the economy in the time of COVID-19 are two dangers to people’s health — air pollution and greenhouse gases — and a weak public health system.   A noxious cocktail * The avoided number of early deaths fro

07 July, 2020 Climate Change

Climate Vulnerable Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum It is an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet. The forum serves as a South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with global climate change. The Forum first met in Maldives in November 2009. Other initiatives taken by CVF to deal with climate change: **Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerab

09 July, 2020 Climate Change

World’s First Online Climate Summit

World’s First Online Climate Summit World leaders are set to participate in an innovative climate change summit that will take place entirely online which makes it a carbon neutral summit. By contrast, the UN's COP21 climate talks in Paris in 2015 generated about 43,000 tons of carbon dioxide, although much of this was later offset through carbon-credit schemes. The Virtual Climate Summit is the brainchild of Marshall Islands President, whose nation

09 July, 2020 Climate Change

PARIS commitment: Climate Change  COP21

PARIS commitment: Climate Change  COP21 Part of: GS-III- Climate CHANGE  (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aimed at keeping global warming below 2°C. The key vision of Paris Agreement was to keep global temperatures “well below” 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and “seek to limit” even more, to 1.5C. It pledged to curb emissi

09 July, 2020 Climate Change

Virtual Climate Action

Virtual Climate Action Part of: GS-III- Climate change  (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) Recently, the 4th edition of the virtual Ministerial on Climate Action was organised to advance discussions on implementation of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The Ministerial: It was co-chaired by European Union, China and Canada. The participating countries exchanged their views on how they ar

09 July, 2020 Climate Change

Green-lighting ecological decimation amidst a pandemic

Green-lighting ecological decimation amidst a pandemic By, Chitrangada Choudhury is an independent journalist working on issues of the environment; Aniket Aga teaches Environmental Studies at Ashoka University Reasons for increase in pandemics * Few countries are witnessing such severe direct and indirect devastation on account of the COVID-19 pandemic as India. Yet, there is little attention on the roots of our vulnerability * Our vulnerabilities lie not just in the absence of equit

09 July, 2020 Climate Change

Research on Abscisic acid

IISER Bhopal scientists’ study on seed germination Introduction: A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, has conducted a study on seed germination that could have a major impact on agriculture in the long run by helping determine the optimum timing of seed germination and thus ensure high plant yields. The study focused on the interplay between plant hormones like Abscisic acid (ABA) which inhibit the sprouting of the see

13 August, 2020 Climate Change

China’s climate commitment: How significant is it for the planet, and India?

China’s climate commitment: How significant is it for the planet, and India? Context: China’s President Xi Jinping has promised that the country would be carbon net-zero by 2060, and has advanced the deadline for reaching emissions peak. What has China announced? Xi announced that China would be carbon net-zero by 2060. Net-zero is a state in which a country’s emissions are compensated by absorptions and removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. A

03 October, 2020 Climate Change

Pricing and Taxing Carbon

Pricing and Taxing Carbon Introduction: After China, the largest GHG emitter, announced that it would balance out its carbon emissions with measures to offset them before 2060, the U.S. and India are next in the list to take actions. India along with the U.S, China and Japan are some of the countries that are hardest hit by climate impacts. In order to mitigate the condition and reduce the GHG emissions, one smart approach is pricing Carbon. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has

29 September, 2020 Climate Change

Reject this inequitable climate proposal

Reject this inequitable climate proposal Introduction: In an extraordinary move in climate diplomacy, UN Secretary General, delivering the Darbari Seth Memorial Lecture, at the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in New Delhi, called on India to make no new investment in coal after 2020. The UN Secretary General call for India to give up coal immediately and reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 is a call to de-industrialise the country and abandon the population to a permanent low-devel

21 September, 2020 Climate Change

Climate Change and Summits

Climate Change (CC) Context: Climate Change is one of the most important topics for UPSC Prelims 2021 and it is also important for Mains Answer Writing for IAS Mains 2021. Hence, AspireIAS has come up with a comprehensive document for Climate Change. What is Climate? Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time (like 100 years). Climate change is a comple

23 December, 2020 Climate Change

5 Year Anniversary on Paris Climate Change Summit

5 year Anniversary of Paris Agreement For complete Climate Change and their summits: Click here Context: Climate Change is one of the most important topics for UPSC Prelims 2021 and it is also important for Mains Answer Writing for IAS Mains 2021. Hence, AspireIAS has come up with a comprehensive document for Climate Change. The world gathered at the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 to celebrate and recognise our resolve in working towards a safer, more resilient world with net zero

23 December, 2020 Climate Change

UPSC Climate Change - The future of Climate Policies

UPSC Climate Change - The future of Climate Policies Context: Climate Change is one of the most important topics for UPSC Prelims 2021 and it is also important for Mains Answer Writing for IAS Mains 2021. Hence, AspireIAS has come up with a comprehensive document for Climate Change. 2021 will be the year for a new global climate policy and India has the soft power to bring together the high and low emitters. Among the ‘major economies’, India will meet its Paris Agreement

30 December, 2020 Climate Change

Analysis of Climate Change in India

Analysis of Climate Change in India Several parts of north India are in the grip of a severe cold wave. While winter may be longer and harsher in some regions due to La Niña, forecasters suggest that 2021 would still be among the Earth’s hottest years recorded. Rising temperatures have led to a sharp increase in climate extreme events in recent years. A recent report by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water found that 75% of districts in India, home to over half

01 January, 2021 Climate Change

India’s new draft “Arctic policy”

India’s new draft “Arctic policy” India has unveiled a new draft ‘Arctic’ policy that, among other things, commits to expanding scientific research, “sustainable tourism” and mineral oil and gas exploration in the Arctic region. India expects the Goa-based National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research to lead scientific research and act as a nodal body to coordinate among various scientific bodies to promote domestic scientific research capacities

23 January, 2021 Climate Change

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