Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: UNEP

UP’s Moradabad world’s 2nd noisiest city on UN list, 4 more Indian cities exceed noise levels

According to WHO guidelines, the admissible noise level limits are 55 decibels. The major industrial city of Moradabad recorded a noise level of 114 decibels.

Even if all 2030 climate targets are met, the planet will heat by 2.7℃ this century. That’s not OK

Time is fast running out to avert more dangerous climate changes, and the world cannot afford a missed opportunity at COP26

World should prepare for 2.7 degrees Celsius rise by 2100 on today’s emission pledges: UN report

The UN’s Emissions Gap report says projected emissions need to reduce by 55% by 2030 to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The Paris Agreement will help fight climate change. But it’s missing a critical element

The Agreement misses out on listing fossil fuels as one of the main contributors to climate change.

Global warming likely to rise to 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, well above Paris accord target — UN

UN report 'Making Peace With Nature' reveals that 1 million of Earth’s 8 million species of plants and animals face threat of extinction, and only 15 per cent of planet's wetlands remain intact.

Global demand for this common mineral is creating an environmental catastrophe

Between 32 and 50 billion tonnes of sand and gravel are extracted from the Earth each year, making it the most mined material in the world.

Op-ed writer Narendra Modi is the new game in town

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What India can learn from this scenic Kerala town about waste management

Alappuzha, a town best known among tourists for its backwaters, had a garbage problem. Here's how it sorted it out and became a model for other cities around the world.

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.