COVID 19: Links between climate change and infectious diseases

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges the world is facing right now. As the global economy reaches new heights and industrial progress climbs new heights at the cost of earth’s ecological balance, climate change can have several undesired effects on our quality of life. Toxic air, forest fires, and melting icebergs are…

Joint Statement issued at the Conclusion of 29th BASIC Ministerial Meet on Climate Change

The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Shri Prakash Javadekar participated in the 29th ministerial meeting of the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries on Climate Change at Beijing, China on 25th-26th October 2019 as per information available from PIB. Following is the Joint Statement issued today at the Conclusion of…

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Extreme Weather Events in India

India is largely an agricultural state, its market and further its expansion depends upon the vagaries of the weather and also specifically the intense weather events. The info on extreme weather events lie scattered from the technical and scientific papers and at the research work of several writers and if placed together will assist the…

On World Ozone Day, India’s Cooling Action Plan gets UN applaud

At an event to mark the World Ozone Day 2019 in New Delhi, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo said  that the World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on the vital environmental issue of protection of the stratospheric ozone Layer. Shri…

Reclaiming Shorelines After Climate Change-Related Damage

An increasing number of coastal communities are at risk from climate change-related damage. With rising sea levels, extreme weather events and similar phenomena, the country’s shorelines are beginning to change in dramatic ways. The issue extends far beyond the United States; however, and its escalation has significant implications for people around the world. Rotterdam in…

El Niño Conditions

EL Nino effect in 2019: 75-80% chances

Thanks to the El Nino event that added to the humans caused carbon emissions and made 2016 the hottest year so far. Another El Nino event is predicted to occur between 2018 December and 2019February but the effect is not expected to be as severe as the previous one. These El Nino events which occur…

The Low Carbon Economy Index 2018

The IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report confirmed that the impacts of climate change are increasing, largely driven by anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. The report also talks about the global carbon budget, i.e. the amount of CO2 emissions that can be emitted while still limiting global temperature rise to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The Paris Agreement…