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UK to commit additional 1 bn pounds for climate finance

UK to commit additional 1 bn pounds for climate finance

Glasgow, Nov 1 (IANS) The world must move from aspiration to action to limit rising global temperatures, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell leaders at UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, as he commits to increase the UK's own climate finance by 1 billion pounds by 2025.In an...

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G20 reaffirms, now Glasgow to launch substantial green recovery

G20 reaffirms, now Glasgow to launch substantial green recovery

Glasgow, Nov 1 (IANS) G20 leaders have committed to revisit and further enhance their 2030 emission reduction targets. This must now paint the way for negotiators at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) that opened in Glasgow with the key aims of raising ambition on all fronts, experts s...

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UN climate summit opens with aims of raising ambitioN

UN climate summit opens with aims of raising ambitioN

Glasgow, Nov 1 (IANS) Following a series of reports and studies warning that urgent action is needed to keep the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global average temperature increases to 1.5C within reach, the Un Climate Change Conference (COP26) opened with the key aims of raising ambition on all ...

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UNEP, European Commission launch observatory to spur action against methane emissions

UNEP, European Commission launch observatory to spur action against methane emissions

Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the European Commission have launched an observatory to reduce emission of methane gas into the atmosphere.UNEP said in a statement issued on the eve of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow that the laun...

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COP26 begins as countries plan future actions on climate change

COP26 begins as countries plan future actions on climate change

Glasgow (Britain), Oct 31 (IANS) The 26th United Nations Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26), delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, kicked off on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland.As the first conference after the five-year review cycle under the Paris Agreement inked in 2015, delega...

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The secret love for education in Afghanistan

The secret love for education in Afghanistan

With meagre hopes of revival of female education system in the country, many girls have opted to continue their education through online classes, taken secretly and without the permission or information of the Taliban, a step towards a brighter future, which may have serious life-threatening consequ...

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Social Media: A saviour or a predator? (Opinion)

Social Media: A saviour or a predator? (Opinion)

These documents included company's internal communications on various aspects of running the app and monitoring the content. The Wall Street Journal had previously reported on some of the pandemic-related revelations in the papers, including how Facebook struggled to police anti-vaccine comments.<...

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Pakistan bank comes under cyberattack

Pakistan bank comes under cyberattack

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Authorities have detected a cyberattack on the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) that has disrupted its services which are likely to be restored by Monday, Dawn news reported."In the late hours of the October 29 and early morning of October 30, a cyberattack on the NBP's serve...

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Indonesia braces for La Nina impacts

Indonesia braces for La Nina impacts

Jakarta, Oct 31 (IANS) Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has found that the sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean is getting colder, indicating a strengthening of La Nina intensity towards a moderate level.This year's La Nina is expected to take plac...

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Paris promised, Glasgow must deliver on zero-emission economy

Paris promised, Glasgow must deliver on zero-emission economy

<br>The scary facts about the climate change is that it could drive 100 million more people into poverty by 2030 and air pollution kills seven million people every year.This July has earned the distinction as the world's hottest month ever recorded as per the new data from the National Oceanic...

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