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Scale up funding for climate adaptation programmes, Guterres urges

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Monday called for urgent scaling up of funds for climate change adaptation and resilience building programmes, so they can offer real and lasting protection against the impact of major events such as droughts, floods and rising sea-levels.

Reducing air pollution to WHO recommended levels could prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year in 1,000 European cities: Study

London: Reducing air pollution to WHO recommended levels would prevent more than 50,000 deaths a year across European cities, according to a study published today in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.

East African countries better prepared, but desert locust threat ‘not over’

New York: Action to control unprecedented desert locust infestations in the Horn of Africa last year has protected crops and livelihoods, but funding is needed to sustain operations against new incursions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

SAKSHAM 2021 focuses on green and clean energy for its annual awareness campaign

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar inaugurated the annual Sanrakshan Kshamata Mahotshov (SAKSHAM), a public awareness campaign about the importance of oil and gas conservation.

Supreme Court concerned over Yamuna river pollution, seeks NGT panel report

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to submit its report for improving the water quality of the Yamuna river and sought to know the implementation of actions taken against the contamination of the sacred river, the largest tributary of Ganga.

Pakistan: Karachi remains one of the top polluted cities in world

Karachi: Pakistan's Karachi city has ranked among top polluted countries in the world.

Cycles and other NMT will help reduce pollution and boost urban mobility in Kolkata, say experts

Kolkata/IBNS: Bengal Clean Air Network under SwitchON Foundation recently organised a stakeholder consultation on sustainable urban mobility in Kolkata.

Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia: Dozens killed, hundreds injured

New York: At least 35 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck the West Sulawesi Province of Indonesia on Friday morning, according to the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA).

Jammu and Kashmir: Forest Rights Committees to accept claims on Forest land from today

 Srinagar: The Forest Rights Committees under Forest Rights Act will start to accept claims on Forest land from the tribals and other forest dwellers in Jammu and Kashmir from Friday, January 15.

2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.

Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges

New York: Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real protection against droughts, floods and rising sea levels, a new UN environment report has found.

Supreme Court takes suo motu cognizance of Yamuna river pollution

New Delhi/UNI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of the Yamuna river pollution and appointed senior advocate Meenakshi Arora as Amicus Curiae in the case.

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy

New York: Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective”, the world body’s top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.

COVID-19 recovery offers ‘chance to change course’, Guterres tells One Planet Summit

New York: The process of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic offers the chance to change course, and put humanity on a path on which it is not in conflict with nature, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Monday, urging greater efforts by everyone to protect biodiversity and step up climate action.

Himachal Pradesh: Moderate intensity earthquake hits Chamba and Kangra district

Shimla/UNI: A moderate intensity earthquake struck parts of Chamba and Kangra district on Monday night, authorities said on Tuesday.