Climate Change

IASGateAdmin | 18, Feb 2020

INDIA – NORWAY JOINT…

Why in News? India and Norway issued a joint statement on climate and environment during the 13th Conference of Parties…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Feb 2020

ARCTIC ICE MELT CAN…

Why in News? Researchers have discovered how an ocean water current, which plays a key role in keeping Western Europe…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Feb 2020

GREEN INDIA MISSION

Why in News? According to the Economic Survey 2019-20 released on January 2020, a sum of Rs 343.08 crore has…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Feb 2020

LOCUST ATTACK

Context: In recent weeks, locust swarms have attacked crops in more than a dozen countries in Asia and Africa. The…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Jan 2020

CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT REPORT…

Why in News? The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2019 report was recently published. Carbon Disclosure Project: CDP is published by…

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IASGateAdmin | 18, Jan 2020

DEVASTATING AUSTRALIAN BUSHFIRE

Why in News? Australia is witnessing its most devastating bushfire season in at least 20 years. About Bushfires: Forest fires,…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Jan 2020

NGT DIRECTS CPCB TO…

Why in News? The NGT has directed the CPCB to carry out a study within four months to ascertain whether…

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IASGateAdmin | 10, Jan 2020

NORTHEAST GAS PIPELINE GRID…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet has given approval for viability-gap funding of North East Natural Gas Grid that connects…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Dec 2019

EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

Why in News? After the failure at Madrid, the European Union has come up with an announcement on additional measures…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Dec 2019

CLIMATE TALKS ENDS WITHOUT…

Why in News? The last longer international climate talks ended with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Dec 2019

IBM’S WEATHER FORECAST SYSTEM…

Why in News? International technology company IBM plans to make a high-resolution weather forecast model that will also rely on…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Dec 2019

U.S., SAUDI AT BOTTOM…

Why in News? The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are among major polluters showing “hardly any signs” of reducing their Greenhouse…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Dec 2019

CARBON MARKET

Why in News? Almost halfway through the climate conference in Madrid, one big thing it had to resolve — disagreements…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

U.S.A EXITS PARIS AGREEMENT

Why in News? Recently U.S.A has notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the landmark climate deal by initiating…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Nov 2019

MOST MOUNT EVEREST GLACIERS…

Why in News? A recent study has painted a bleak future for most glaciers in the Mount Everest region, warning…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-10-2019

1.Air Independent Propulsion System Why in News? DRDO has developed the indigenous Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) System. About: The Air…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Oct 2019

MOSAIC MISSION

Why in News? A native of Kerala, the 32-year-old polar researcher will be the only Indian among 300 scientists from…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Oct 2019

GREEN ENERGY TARGET LACKS…

Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Climate Action Summit in New York announced India’s ambitious aim to…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Oct 2019

WEEK-LONG IPCC MEET ON…

Why in News? India is hosting the Second Lead Author Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Sep 2019

SPECIAL REPORT ON THE…

Why in News? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

ATLANTIC MERIDIONAL OVERTURNING CIRCULATION…

Why in News? While greenhouse warming caused by human activity is heating up the Indian oceans, it is likely to…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

INDIA COOLING ACTION PLAN

Why in News? The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. Babul Supriyo was speaking…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Sep 2019

GROWING BETTER: TEN CRITICAL…

Why in News? A new global study titled “Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use” has…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 16-09-2019

1.International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer Context: Every year September 16 is marked as the International Day…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

NEW DELHI DECLARATION

Context: After 12 days of talks, the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

INDIA LOST 31% OF…

Context: India lost 31 per cent, or 5.65 million hectares (mha), of grassland area in a decade, showed data the…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

DESERTIFICATION OF LAND AROUND…

Why in News? According to a report tabled at the ongoing 14the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Sep 2019

COP14 OF UNITED NATIONS…

Why in News? The 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is being…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Aug 2019

PARIS AGREEMENT TARGETS

Context: In their recent joint declaration, India and France have committed to making long-term plans to contain emissions. Background: During…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Aug 2019

INTENDED NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS

Why in News? Countries across the globe committed to create a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

MAHARASHTRA TO SET UP…

Context: In the wake an unprecedented flood like situation and record rainfall this season, the State government will constitute a…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Aug 2019

NATURAL SIGNS OF FLOODS…

Why in News? A study in the Journal of the British Academy has found that indigenous knowledge on how nature…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Jul 2019

GREEN BONDS AND CLIMATE…

Context: New study finds firms that have adopted green bonds benefit from both positive financial and environmental outcomes. What Are…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jun 2019

HIMALAYAN GLACIERS ARE MELTING…

Context: Comparing data obtained by Cold War• era spy satellites with images from modern stereo satellites have shown Himalayan glaciers…

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