Articles about Paris Agreement

COP26 draft deal published; UK PM Boris Johnson urges action

10 Nov 2021

World
COP26 draft deal published; UK PM Boris Johnson urges action

The United Nations climate agency has published the first draft of an agreement on how countries will cut greenhouse gas emissions.

PM Modi to attend G20, COP26. What's on agenda?

25 Oct 2021

India
PM Modi to attend G20, COP26. What's on agenda?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Rome and Glasgow to attend the G20 Summit and the World Leaders' Summit of the COP26.

Doomsday Clock unmoved by pandemic; reads 100 seconds to midnight

28 Jan 2021

World
Doomsday Clock unmoved by pandemic; reads 100 seconds to midnight

Humankind remains 100 seconds away from Armageddon. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has decided the Doomsday Clock reading shall not be changed this year.

Joe Biden to focus on climate change threats

28 Jan 2021

World
Joe Biden to focus on climate change threats

United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday said the climate change threat will be the center of his national security and foreign policy.

Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

23 Jan 2021

World
Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days

In just three days after taking the Oval Office, United States President Joe Biden signed a record 30 executive orders, at least 10 of which reversed the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

21 Jan 2021

World
President Biden signs executive orders to undo Trump's legacy

Soon after he was sworn in, United States President Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders to reverse the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.

During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

23 Oct 2020

World
During final debate with Biden, Trump calls India's air "filthy"

US President Donald Trump on Thursday, during the Presidential debate with Democrat opponent Joe Biden, claimed the air in India, China, and Russia is filthy, prompting various reactions from Indians on social media.

You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN

24 Sep 2019

World
You're failing us: Teen climate-activist delivers fiery speech at UN

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered an impassioned speech criticizing world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in the UN headquarters in New York on Monday.

Upset due to rising heat? Soon, it will get worse

12 Jun 2019

World
Upset due to rising heat? Soon, it will get worse

These days, the general emotion is-Bahut garmi hai yaar! The scorching heat is making life difficult for everyone.

Australia to plant a billion trees to fight climate change

19 Feb 2019

World
Australia to plant a billion trees to fight climate change

In a bid to fight against climate change, the Australian government has unveiled a new forestry plan to plant a billion trees by 2050.

Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

16 Dec 2018

World
Nations agree on milestone common rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Nations today struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.

India is the fourth highest emitter of Carbon Dioxide: Study

06 Dec 2018

India
India is the fourth highest emitter of Carbon Dioxide: Study

India is the fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, accounting for 7% of global emissions in 2017, a study said yesterday.

Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres

31 Oct 2018

World
Rapid urbanization increases risks from natural, human-made disasters: Antonio Guterres

On the occasion of 'World Cities Day', celebrated annually on October 31, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that about 1.4mn people move to cities every week around the world and warned such rapid urbanization can contribute to increased risks from natural and human-made disasters.

#ClimateChange: The clock is ticking; can we change our ways?

19 Oct 2018

World
#ClimateChange: The clock is ticking; can we change our ways?

About two weeks back, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a landmark report warning humanity of run-away climate change and cataclysmic consequences in the absence of 'unprecedented' changes to the world economy in the next 10 years.

Donald Trump finally admits that climate change isn't a 'hoax'

15 Oct 2018

World
Donald Trump finally admits that climate change isn't a 'hoax'

President Donald Trump on Sunday backed off from his claim that climate change is a hoax, but said that it's not man-made with permanent impacts and climate will "change back again".

UN: 10 years left before climate change decimates planet Earth

08 Oct 2018

World
UN: 10 years left before climate change decimates planet Earth

A landmark climate change report released by UN on Monday has warned that the world is on the brink of disaster and could face cataclysmic consequences if steps aren't taken immediately to drastically cut carbon emissions.

#ChampionsOfTheEarth: "Clean and green environment is NDA government's priority"

03 Oct 2018

India
#ChampionsOfTheEarth: "Clean and green environment is NDA government's priority"

A clean and green environment is at the root of his government's policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Delhi today as he was presented the UN's 'Champions of the Earth' award by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Sushma Swaraj subtly slams Pakistan at SCO Foreign Ministers' meet

24 Apr 2018

World
Sushma Swaraj subtly slams Pakistan at SCO Foreign Ministers' meet

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj made a veiled attack on Pakistan today, saying the global anti-terrorism campaign should also identify States that "encourage, support and finance" terrorism and "provide sanctuary" to terror groups.

India, China benefited most from "disastrous" Paris Climate Agreement: Trump

24 Feb 2018

World
India, China benefited most from "disastrous" Paris Climate Agreement: Trump

Reiterating the US didn't get any advantage from Paris Climate Accord, President Trump once again accused India and China of benefiting the most from the deal.

Pope to mothers: 'Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel'

09 Jan 2018

World
Pope to mothers: 'Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel'

Pope Francis is renowned for propagating a modern way of thinking that often goes against the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Sushma Swaraj at UNGA: Is India growing increasingly assertive?

24 Sep 2017

India
Sushma Swaraj at UNGA: Is India growing increasingly assertive?

India's external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj recently addressed the UN General Assembly.

US to re-engage with the Paris Agreement?

17 Sep 2017

World
US to re-engage with the Paris Agreement?

The US recently made its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change official, inviting significant criticism.

PM Modi meets Swiss President, discusses NSG membership, black money

01 Sep 2017

India
PM Modi meets Swiss President, discusses NSG membership, black money

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Swiss President Doris Leuthard on important matters concerning bilateral relations during the latter's visit to New Delhi.

Fighting Islamic terror is France's top priority: French President Macron

30 Aug 2017

World
Fighting Islamic terror is France's top priority: French President Macron

Delivering a key foreign policy address on Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron said fighting Islamist terrorism is France's top priority.

Trump disbands business advisory council after top CEOs abandon him

17 Aug 2017

World
Trump disbands business advisory council after top CEOs abandon him

Offended by President Trump's controversial remarks comparing white supremacists to the protesters who oppose them, his main council consisting of top CEOs disbanded.

UN Secretary-General wants US to re-engage in Paris Agreement

05 Aug 2017

World
UN Secretary-General wants US to re-engage in Paris Agreement

After receiving the US's formal communication regarding its exit from Paris Agreement, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the nation to re-engage in the climate deal.

'India performs better than predicted, cuts down faster on coal'

04 Aug 2017

India
'India performs better than predicted, cuts down faster on coal'

While announcing his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, President Trump loudly wondered why the US should stop its coal production, while India could double its production by 2020.

Paris Agreement: 19 countries reiterate commitment after US' withdrawal

09 Jul 2017

World
Paris Agreement: 19 countries reiterate commitment after US' withdrawal

Just over a month after the US pulled out of the landmark Paris Agreement, leaders of 19 nations at the Hamburg G20 summit have vowed to take it forward with or without America.

G20 summit: What did PM Modi say?

08 Jul 2017

World
G20 summit: What did PM Modi say?

Addressing world leaders at the G20 summit, PM Modi indirectly referenced Pakistan, while speaking of countries using terror to further their political objectives and urged G20 leaders to take 'deterrent' action against such countries.

PM Modi concludes historic Israel visit, departs for Hamburg

07 Jul 2017

World
PM Modi concludes historic Israel visit, departs for Hamburg

PM Modi bid farewell to Israel after wrapping up an eventful three-day visit. Modi was seen off by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who once again broke protocol in doing so.

PM Modi concludes foreign visit, calls Netherlands India's 'natural partner'

28 Jun 2017

World
PM Modi concludes foreign visit, calls Netherlands India's 'natural partner'

PM Modi wrapped up his three-nation tour with a visit to Netherlands where he held discussions on bolstering political and economic relations between India and Netherlands.

PM Modi arrives in Washington DC, will meet Trump tomorrow

25 Jun 2017

World
PM Modi arrives in Washington DC, will meet Trump tomorrow

After stopping in Portugal, PM Modi has now arrived in Washington DC for a two-day visit, the first under Donald Trump's Presidency. The two leaders are expected to discuss strategically important issues.

Ahead of Modi's visit, US okays surveillance drone deal

23 Jun 2017

World
Ahead of Modi's visit, US okays surveillance drone deal

Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's Washington visit, the US has approved the sale of 22 Guardian drones to India, government sources said.

Mike Pence says Paris deal would give India/China free pass

21 Jun 2017

World
Mike Pence says Paris deal would give India/China free pass

US Vice-President Mike Pence slammed the Paris climate change deal as "terrible" and said it would have given India and China a virtual "free pass" and cost the US economy over 6.5 million jobs.

To companies, with love: Trump pledges to remove immigration hurdles

21 Jun 2017

World
To companies, with love: Trump pledges to remove immigration hurdles

Allaying the Silicon Valley's concerns on work visas, President Trump pledged to work with those including the Congress on immigration, so that the companies face no hurdles in "getting the people they want".

Was Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement a blessing in disguise?

20 Jun 2017

World
Was Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement a blessing in disguise?

Trump's recent withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has been met with a loud clamour on how it ends all hopes for fighting climate change.

Modi's US agenda: Dinner with Trump, meeting with Indian diaspora

19 Jun 2017

World
Modi's US agenda: Dinner with Trump, meeting with Indian diaspora

During PM Narendra Modi's upcoming Washington visit, US President Donald Trump will host him for a personal dinner at the White House.

White House: Trump, Modi will outline 'common vision' for ties

13 Jun 2017

World
White House: Trump, Modi will outline 'common vision' for ties

The White House said the June 26 meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi would "set forth a vision that will expand the US-India partnership in an ambitious and worthy way".

Modi to visit US on June 25-26, meet President Trump

12 Jun 2017

World
Modi to visit US on June 25-26, meet President Trump

PM Narendra Modi will be visiting the US on June 25-26 to meet the new American President Donald Trump. This will be their first meeting.

Sustainability initiatives: France extends 3.5 million Euros to Indian cities

10 Jun 2017

World
Sustainability initiatives: France extends 3.5 million Euros to Indian cities

In a bid to curb emissions and support sustainable initiatives in India, EU and France extended 3.5 million euros to India under the 'Mobilize Your City' (MYC) initiative.