US formally exits Paris climate deal

News: United States has formally exited the Paris Climate Agreement amid election uncertainty. Facts: Why has the United States left the Paris Agreement? According to the US, the agreement had imposed an unfair economic burden on the country and would lead to loss of jobs. The Agreement also gives China and other big polluters an… Continue reading US formally exits Paris climate deal

Union Environment Minister attends virtual Climate Action Ministerial

News: The 4th edition of the virtual Ministerial on Climate Action was organised to advance discussions on implementation of the Paris Agreement. Facts: The virtual meeting was co-chaired by European Union, China and Canada. Key Discussions: India highlighted that developed country parties have not fulfilled their promise for extending financial and technological support to developing… Continue reading Union Environment Minister attends virtual Climate Action Ministerial

Trump administration notifies UN of planned Paris climate accord exit

News: The US has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, notifying the UN of its intention to leave. The notification begins a one-year process of exiting the global climate change accord. Facts: About Paris Climate Change Agreement The Paris Agreement was adopted at the UNFCC COP21 held in Paris in 2015. 195… Continue reading Trump administration notifies UN of planned Paris climate accord exit

India inching towards meeting Paris Agreement targets: RK Singh at G20 ministerial meet

At the recent G20 Ministerial Meeting on ‘Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth’, held in Japan, India’s Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister, RK Singh, has said that India is moving towards achieving its targets to fulfil its commitment made in Paris agreement. He has also highlighted various energy efficiency programmes such… Continue reading India inching towards meeting Paris Agreement targets: RK Singh at G20 ministerial meet