A study led by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory reveals a nine percent increase in methane emissions from Arctic-Boreal wetlands over the past 20 years. Published in Nature Climate Change, the study employed advanced monitoring techniques to analyze data from various sources. The Boreal and Arctic ecosystems, experiencing a warming rate four times faster than the global average, are vulnerable to climate change.
A study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras reveals significant differences in climate change-induced risk between the Western and Eastern Indian Himalayan regions. Published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, the study assesses 109 administrative districts using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) criteria.
A recent study, using satellite images dating back to the 1980s, reveals significant changes in Greenland's ice sheet and glaciers. Over the past three decades, approximately 11,000 square miles of ice have melted, replaced by wetlands, shrub vegetation, and bare rock. The expansion of vegetation, especially in the southwest and northeast, is notable, indicating a greening of the landscape.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. achieved notable recognition for its transparency and climate change efforts, earning a coveted spot on the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) A List for 2023. This marks Yamaha Motor's first 'A' score from the esteemed environmental non-profit. The CDP, renowned for its environmental disclosure system, influences sustainable investment and procurement decisions worldwide.
In Ladakh, a marathon highlighting climate change's impact on Himalayan glaciers will occur on February 20 at Pangong Lake, near the Line of Actual Control with China. This second edition, organized by the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh (ASFL) with support from local authorities, is unique due to its frozen lake terrain at an elevation of 4,350m. Emphasizing sustainability, the event bans plastic and waste products.
Coffee lovers, rejoice! Your morning cup of joe can not only be energizing but also kind to the planet. The rise of eco-friendly coffee options is brewing a positive change in the industry, catering to environmentally conscious consumers.
Ruchira Kamboj, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, led the 62nd Session of the Commission for Social Development from February 5-15.
IIT Delhi and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on solutions for promoting sustainable development, with a particular emphasis on the environment, energy, and climate change.