A report on “Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: India is the 3rd-largest emitter

What is the News? The research and consulting firm, Rhodium Group, has released a report on Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Key Findings of the report: Global Greenhouse gas emissions including emissions of all six Kyoto gases have reached 52 gigatons of CO2-equivalent in 2019. This is an 11.4% increase over the past decade. The six… Continue reading A report on “Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”: India is the 3rd-largest emitter

“Olive Ridley turtles” likely to skip mass nesting on Rushikulya river mouth this year

What is the News? The annual mass nesting of millions of Olive Ridley sea turtles near the Rushikulya river mouth in Odisha is likely to be missed this year. Mass nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles: The Rushikulya river mouth is considered the second-biggest nesting site for Olive Ridley Turtles in India. The Gahirmatha marine sanctuary… Continue reading “Olive Ridley turtles” likely to skip mass nesting on Rushikulya river mouth this year

Long-term “nitrogen dioxide”(NO2) exposure affects lungs: Study

What is the News? According to a study, Long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide(NO2) pollution can affect lung function. Also, NO2 can increase the risk of pulmonary disease. Key Findings: The annual maximum NO2 exposure recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) is 21.3 parts per billion. The study found that air pollution exposures in some… Continue reading Long-term “nitrogen dioxide”(NO2) exposure affects lungs: Study

“White-Bellied Heron” spotted in Arunachal Pradesh

What is the News? The white-bellied heron was spotted at Walong in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. This is the first time the white-bellied heron was sighted at a height of 1,200 meters above sea level in India. About White-Bellied Heron: Source: eBird The White-bellied Heron is a rare and elusive bird. It is… Continue reading “White-Bellied Heron” spotted in Arunachal Pradesh

RBI Joins “Network for Greening the Financial System”

What is the News? Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has joined the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) as a Member. About Network for Greening the Financial System(NGFS): Firstly, NGFS was launched at the Paris One Planet Summit in December 2017. Secondly, it is a group of Central banks and financial supervisors. The NGFS aims… Continue reading RBI Joins “Network for Greening the Financial System”

Saudi Arabia joins “Net Zero Producers Forum” on climate change

What is the News? Saudi Arabia has announced that it will be joining Canada, the US, Qatar and Norway in the formation of the Net Zero Producers Forum. About Net Zero Producers Forum: The Net Zero Producers Forum has been formed for the oil and gas producing countries. The Forum aims to discuss the ways… Continue reading Saudi Arabia joins “Net Zero Producers Forum” on climate change

“Global Forest Goals Report 2021” and “United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests”

What is the News? The Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations has released the Global Forest Goals Report 2021. Findings of the Global Forest Goals Report 2021: Firstly, the report finds that the world is making progress in key areas such as increasing global forest area through afforestation and restoration. Secondly,… Continue reading “Global Forest Goals Report 2021” and “United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests”

“GloLitter Partnerships Project” – 30 countries join the initiative to tackle marine litter

What is the News? Around 30 Countries from across the oceans have joined the GloLitter Partnerships Project to tackle marine plastic litter. GloLitter Partnerships Project: GloLitter Partnerships Project was launched by the International Maritime Organization(IMO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO). The Government of Norway provided initial funding for the project. Aim:… Continue reading “GloLitter Partnerships Project” – 30 countries join the initiative to tackle marine litter

WMO Releases “State of the Global Climate Report 2020”

What is the News? The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) has released its annual State of the Global Climate Report 2020. Key Findings of annual State of the Global Climate Report 2020: Temperature: 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, despite a cooling La Niña. The other two warmest years were 2016 and 2019. Moreover,… Continue reading WMO Releases “State of the Global Climate Report 2020”

“Blue Nature Alliance” launched to restore oceans in five years

What is the News? Blue Nature Alliance has been launched with a goal to restore 7 million square miles of ocean in five years. About Blue Nature Alliance: Blue Nature Alliance is a global partnership. It was founded and led by Conservation International, Pew Charitable Trusts, Global Environment Facility(GEF), Minderoo Foundation and Rob & Melani… Continue reading “Blue Nature Alliance” launched to restore oceans in five years