The Indian government announced that India has managed to keep its carbon emissions under the allocated global carbon budget. India emphasized that since it is a developing nation, its key priorities include development projects and poverty mitigation, and hence the country will eventually emit carbon.
A new report released by the OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development reveals that the developed countries have failed to fulfil their commitment to allocate $100 billion by 2020 to the developing nations for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.
The Earth recorded its shortest day on July 29th as the day was 1.59 milliseconds shorter than 24 hours. The data revealed by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service highlights that it is the shortest day ever since scientists started using atomic clocks to measure the motion of the Earth.
Bengaluru has become the first city in India to formally tie-up with Google to improve the traffic management system. The capital of Karnataka, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, is known for its traffic woes and narrow roads that often lead to traffic jams. Bengaluru Traffic Police will now use Google's artificial intelligence to solve this problem. Bengaluru Police Commissioner Pratap Reddy made this announcement through a social media post.
Ahmedabad has taken one more step toward achieving sustainable development in the urban areas as the city has joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The announcement was made after the C40 committee approved the joining application as Ahmedabad becomes the tenth city from South-West Asia and the sixth from India to join the group.
A report published by the Mint revealed that PM Modi is expected to launch a national carbon trading platform on 15th August 2022. India has been dedicated to mitigating climate change and escalating to achieve the climate action targets set in the recent past. India has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2070 and the launch of the carbon trading platform will help in moving forward.
The forest area of Ardèche in south-eastern France is under fire and the temperature levels are touching a record high in the region. More than 500 firefighters have been deployed to control the fire that has destroyed 900 hectares of pine forest in southern France. As per the officials, a safe evacuation of the local residents was done before the escalation.
The UP government announced that the weather forecast system in Uttar Pradesh will now work at the local level. This means that the prediction of the mass of every village and locality will be different. It is often seen that it rains somewhere in the same city and is sunny in the other as the weather pattern usually changes only in a 5-10 km radius. The weather forecast is still issued for the entire state or district only hence this scenario is about to change.
A new report published by the Organizations Climate Trends and Climate Dot highlights that India must work towards boosting the clean and climate-tech startups in order to achieve the net-zero target efficiently by 2030.
Floods are wreaking havoc in the western, eastern and southern districts of Rajasthan affecting thousands of lives. There was a time when people here were unaware of floods but now the situation has turned to the opposite. Now flood situations are arising in the desert almost every year.