Carbon Emission Current Affairs - 2020

CO2 Emissions of India falls in 4 decades

According to the study conducted by Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), the Carbon dioxide Emissions in India has declined the least in four decades. Highlights The study says that the carbon dioxide emissions in India has reduced by 15% in March and by 30% in April. The study also says that Read More…

Black Carbon Levels in Himalayan Glaciers and Biomethanation

The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology (WIHG) conducted study near Gangotri Glacier in 2016. According to the study, the black carbon concentration in the region has increased by 400 times. Highlights The increase in carbon concentration in the region is mainly because of agricultural burning and forest fire. The concentration of black carbon was found Read More…

Fuel Upgradation for Indian Navy

On January 13, 2020, the Ministry of Defence announces new fuel upgradation for Indian Navy with revised technical specifications. The High Flash High Speed Diesel (HFHSD) was launched. The aim of the new fuel introduction is to reduce carbon footprint. Highlights Indian Navy, one of the largest navies in the world in collaboration with Indian Read More…

UN Climate Summit concludes

The longest climate talks in the history of United Nations that was held in Madrid, Spain, ended on December 15, 2019. The climate summit ended without crucial agreement on carbon market rules of the Paris Agreement. Highlights The key issues that was aimed to get resolved at the summit was the regulation of carbon market. Read More…

TRAI recommends 40% reduction in carbon emission by 2022-23 for sustainable telecommunications

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended 40% reduction in carbon emissions in telecom networks by 2022-23 considering 2011-12 as the base year in order to make telecom sector greener. It was mentioned in TRAI’s recommendation to Department of Telecom (DoT) on approach towards sustainable telecommunications. Key Facts The target for reduction in Read More…