Carbon emissions Current Affairs - 2020

September 7: International Day of Clean Air for blue skies

The very first International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is to be held on September 7, 2020. Key Highlights of the day The day aims at the following It will raise public awareness at all levels. This includes community, individual, government and corporate. It will demonstrate the link of air quality to development Read More…

Huge amount of Carbon Dioxide released by Himalayan Geothermal Springs

The Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology operating under the Department of Science and Technology investigated gas emissions in the springs of Himalayas. According to the study, the springs in the Himalayan region show a significant discharge of carbon dioxide. Highlights There are more than 600 Geothermal springs in the Himalayan region. They play a major Read More…

Environment Performance Index: India ranks 168

The Yale University recently released the biennial Environment Performance Index. India scored 168th rank out of 180 countries. In 2018, India scored 27.6 out of 100 and secured 177th rank. About the report Around 32 indicators were considered to create the ranking. Also, the index provided 10-year observation on environmental performance at national and international Read More…

United Nations Warns: 4.4 billion people to live with limited water by 2050

On World Water Day, the United Nations warned that 3.5 to 4.4 billion people are to live with limited access to water by 2050. Of these more than 1 billion are to live in major cities. Highlights The United Nations also said that today there are 2.2 billion people in the world lacking safe drinking Read More…

UN Report: “Peatland” protection will help attain climate goals

The Food and Agriculture Organization operating under United Nations released a report recently on Peatlands. The report says that though Peatlands cover only 3% of the earth’s surface, they trigger the carbon that were locked in a few decades. Key Findings of the report The report says that peatlands consists of 30% of world soil Read More…