Climate Change Current Affairs - 2020

EU ministers approve ratification of Paris climate Agreement

The European Union (EU) ministers have approved the ratification of Paris Agreement (on Climate Change). This decision brings the Paris Agreement closer to entering into force. Once approved by the European Parliament, the EU deposit its ratification instrument before national ratification processes which are completed in each member state. As of now, only 5 EU Read More…

Union Cabinet approves ratification of the Paris Agreement

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to ratify the Paris Agreement (on Climate Change) on Gandhi Jayanti i.e. on 2nd October 2016. The Paris Agreement was adopted by 185 nations in December 2015.  India had signed the agreement in New York in April 2016. So far, 191 countries have signed the agreement. When the Read More…

US, China ratify Paris agreement on Climate Change

The United States (US) and China have ratified the 2015 Paris agreement on Climate Change to cut global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Both countries are world’s two biggest GHG emitters, collectively accounting for 38% of global emissions. China alone accounts for 20% of GHG emissions. Key Facts Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) of China and Read More…

ZSI to record climate change impact on animals in five Himalayan states

The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has launched long-term monitoring studies project to document the effect of climate change on animal biodiversity in five Himalayan states. These five Himalayan states are Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Key Facts Under the project, ZSI will monitor indicators in species like butterflies, bees, fish Read More…

Australian Great Barrier Reef rodent: first mammal species wiped out by human-induced climate change

Australian Great Barrier Reef rodent (also known as Bramble Cay melomys) has become the first mammal species driven to extinction by human-induced climate change. It was revealed after researchers in extensive survey (searches) failed to find a single specimen from its only known habitat on a sandy island in far northern Australia. The extensive survey Read More…