Climate Change Current Affairs - 2020

November 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day

On November 5th, every year the World Tsunami Day is marked by the United Nations. UN designated the day in 2015. The day will promote Target (d) of the Sendai Seven Campaign that focuses in reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services. Global Actions After 3 weeks of the deadly December Read More…

Madrid to host COP 25

The Spanish capital city of Madrid will be hosting the world’s annual climate conference, called COP-25 (Conference of the Parties) from 2 to 13 December 2019. This decision was taken following Chile’s stepping down as host for the COP-25 event due to the ongoing street protests in South American country. Key Highlights The decision came Read More…

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8th Indo German Energy Forum

The eighth Indo-German Energy Forum was conducted in Delhi to enhance cooperation in the energy sector. Both the countries signed eight agreements in the following sectors Thermal Power Plants Demand-side energy renewable energies low carbon growth strategies green energy corridors Highlights The forum finalized future collaboration between the countries that include Flexibilisation of existing coal Read More…

Himachal Pradesh: 2,000 Panchayats under Natural Farming

Around 2,209 panchayats were brought under natural farming under Prakritik Kheti Khushshal Kissan Yojana. The State is promoting Organic and Zero Budget Naturna Farming under the scheme. Features Under the scheme, a target of 50,000 farmers have been set for the year 2019. So far 20,579 farmers have been trained. Out of this, 15,391 are Read More…

Nelloptodes gretae: Tiny beetle named after climate activist Greta Thunberg

Scientists at the British Natural History Museum in London, UK have officially named a tiny species of beetle that was discovered more than 50 years ago as ‘Nelloptodes gretae’, to honour the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist’s ‘outstanding contribution’ in raising global awareness of climate change. About Nelloptodes gretae It is an arthropod, which has no Read More…