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UNIDO, NISE to Cooperate on Skill Development in Solar Thermal Sector

An agreement has been signed between NISE and UNIDO to initiate a skill development programme in the solar thermal energy sector. An agreement has been signed between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institute under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to […]

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IRENA and UNFCCC Join Forces to Accelerate RE as Climate Solution

IRENA and UNFCCC are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) are jointly ramping up efforts to fight climate change by promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of renewable energy. The […]

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Success or Failure of Climate Change Battle Hinged on Developments in Asia: UN

The battle to combat climate change will be a “success or failure” based on the developments in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels The battle to combat climate change will “succeed or fail” based on what happens in Asia, where growing energy needs are increasing demand for fossil fuels, UN officials said.  […]

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UN Fund GCF Removes Veto Power Over Climate Projects

UN’s Green Climate Fund changed its rules at the latest meeting where it announced US$267 million towards United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported countries. The United Nations’ Green Climate Fund has changed its rules so no single country can block finance, as recently it happened when the US intervened in a Chinese bid. The decision […]

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Cabinet approves moving a Resolution in the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for amending the Framework Agreement of the ISA for opening up the ISA membership to all countries that are members of the United Nations

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval for moving a Resolution in the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) for amending the Framework Agreement of the ISA for opening up the ISA membership to all countries that are members of the United Nations. Benefits: Opening […]

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Braking Global Warming at 1.5 Degree Celsius Calls ‘Unprecedented Changes’: IPCC

IPCC has, on its shoulders, the task of providing the policymakers with a regular assessment of the scientific basis of climate change along with its impacts and future risks like global warming. While hundreds of scientists and government representatives from across the world contributing their inputs on climate change and resultant increasing global warming during […]

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UN Commends India’s Solar Approach and Plastic Ban

Major advances are being made to better safeguard natural environments across the world, but more action is needed if the planet’s long-term survival is to be ensured. United Nations’ environment chief has commended the intensity of India’s approach towards the use of solar energy for electricity production. UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Execiutive Director, Erik Solheim […]

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Solar Power System to Convert Plastic into Fuel Invented by IIT Madras

“We thought that if the plastic can’t come to the industry, let the industry come to the plastic,” Selvaraj said. The team showcased its project on the occasion of the World Environment Day, hosted by the United Nations (UN) in New Delhi. A solar powered system developed by the scientists from IIT Madras can convert non-recyclable […]

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India Intends to Partner with UN to Promote Solar Energy

While expressing his optimism and hope Syed said that by the next year’s World Environment Day commemoration, solar energy will be part of the energy mix used in the UN headquarters. As part of the efforts to protect and preserve the environment, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said, that the country aims […]

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