Climate Change Current Affairs - 2020

PM Modi’s birthday: Seva Saptah organised

Every year, on Prime Minister Modi’s birthday that falls on September 17, Seva Diwas is celebrated. This year Seva Saptah has been organized to mark the PM’s 70th birthday. The Seva Saptah is observed between September 14, 2020 and September 20, 2020. Seva Saptah is also called a week of Seva. Highlights The Gujarat Government Read More…

UNEP report: Changes in food systems mandatory to boost Climate Action and achieve NDCs

The United Nations Environment Programme recently released a report, “Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions for Food Systems”. According to the report, adding diet and food loss to climate change shall improve mitigation and adaptation contributions towards food systems by 25%. Highlights The report says that food loss has been ignored widely. The Sustainable Development Goals can Read More…

International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region to be held in India

The Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital is to conduct an International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Himalayan Region. The conference is to be held between September 14 and September 16, 2020. Highlights The conference is to focus on rapid increase in air pollution due to urbanisation, industrialisation and its Read More…

Facts Box: Dragonfly Festival

The World Wide Fund along with the Bombay Natural History Society launched the third edition of Dragonfly festival, 2020. The festival aims to create conservation of these insects. Highlights For the first time, the festival is to be organised in Kerala as “Thumbi Mahostsavam 2020”. This is a part of the National Dragonfly Festival. Along Read More…

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg awarded 1 million Euros Gulbenkian Prize

The Climate Activist Greta Thunberg was awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity. She was awarded with prize money of 1 million Euros. Highlights The Climate Activist is to donate the prize money to organizations focused on environment and climate change. Miss Thunberg is the first person to receive the prize. She was selected among 136 Read More…