Hillary Clinton Announces $50 Mn Global Climate Resilience Fund During India Visit

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a USD 50 million Global Climate Resilience Fund for women to combat climate change on Monday. She said in an address to salt pan workers near Kuda village in Gujarat’s Surendranagar district that the fund will empower women and communities to fight climate change and help provide new livelihood resources and education. “Today, the Clinton Global Initiative, in collaboration with the American Indian Foundation, SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association founded by late activist Ela Bhatt), and other organisations, announces a USD 50 million…

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Power Minister Singh Calls Upon G-20 Partners To United Against Climate Change

Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh has called upon the G-20 member countries to join together in countering the challenges posed by global warming and climate change. Delivering the keynote address at the first energy transitions working group (ETWG) Meeting in Bengaluru, he said that India now stands committed to reducing the emissions intensity of GDP by 45 per cent by 2030 from the 2005 level.  He said the country also aims to achieve close to 50 per cent cumulative electric power installed capacity from…

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Biden administration moves toward approval for major Alaska oil drilling project

Alaskan oil extraction site. Lowell Georgia | Getty Images The Biden administration on Wednesday recommended a scaled-down version of a major oil drilling project in the North Slope of Alaska, taking a step toward approving the $8 billion Willow plan that climate groups have long condemned. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management released an environmental analysis that proposes lowering the number of drilling sites from five to three under the project, which is led by ConocoPhillips, Alaska’s largest crude oil producer. The Biden administration has 30 days to issue…

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Colorado River deadline passes with no deal on voluntary water cuts

The Hoover Dam water intake towers at Lake Mead, the country’s largest man-made water reservoir, formed by the dam on the Colorado River in the Southwestern United States, has dropped 2 inches every day since February (26 feet in one year), are viewed at approximately 25% capacity on July 12, 2022 near Boulder City, Nevada. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) George Rose | Getty Images News | Getty Images The seven states that rely on the drought-stricken Colorado River failed to meet a Jan. 31 federal deadline to strike a…

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Why desalination won’t save states dependent on Colorado River water

The Colorado River wraps around Horseshoe Bend in the in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page, Arizona. Rhona Wise | Afp | Getty Images States dependent on the drought-stricken Colorado River are increasingly looking toward desalination as a way to fix the river’s deficit and boost water supplies across the western U.S. The search for alternative ways to source water comes as federal officials continue to impose mandatory water cuts for states that draw from the Colorado River, which supplies water and power for more than 40 million people. Desalination…

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Biden restores protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest after Trump rollback

Part of Tongass National Forest Urbanglimpses | Istock | Getty Images The Biden administration on Wednesday announced it’s reinstating restrictions on logging and road-building on about nine million acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. The rule, which was finalized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, repeals a Trump administration decision that stripped safeguards for the forest in southeastern Alaska. The agency’s plan prohibits road construction, reconstruction and timber harvest in the rainforest’s roadless areas. The Tongass is a pristine area of 16.7 million acres…

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Climate Change Makes People Too Poor To Migrate: Study

Climate change increases migration worldwide. Over the past 30 years, however, this effect has been considerably reduced as climate change weakens economic growth in the countries of the Global South. This is the research result of a team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research comparing the observed migration flows to a scenario without the effects of climate change. “Climate change reduces economic growth in almost all countries of the world,” said Jacob Schewe, and leader of PIKs FutureLab Security, Ethnic Conflicts and Migration and one of the authors…

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Climate Talks Revolve Around ‘Money, Money And Money’ At WEF 2023

On Tuesday, United States climate envoy John Kerry while speaking at the World Economic Forum, set the tone for climate change talks when he said that the over the years the lessons he has learnt in all these years is that the only way to achieve climate goals is through “money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money.” Kerry was speaking as part of a panel discussion on financing the transition to a low-carbon economy and said that the only way to avoid catastrophic damage caused by climate change was…

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Floods devastate Philippines as president declares ‘state of calamity’

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard wade through floods during a rescue operation, in Isabela City, Basilan province, Philippines, January 11, 2023. Philippine Coast Guard | via Reuters The Philippines has grappled with heavy rain, flooding and landslides since the beginning of January, prompting evacuations and spurring president Ferdinand Marcos Jr to declare an official “state of calamity” in the Southern Misamis Occidental province. At least 28 people have died in January, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and more than 211,000 people have been displaced. Torrential rains have…

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We Are Flirting With Climate Disaster: António Guterres at WEF

We need cooperation yet we see fragmentation. Our world is plagued by a number of the front like global economic crises as many parts of the country face recession and others parts face a slowdown, said António Guterres, Secretary-general of the United States at the WEF’s Davos Summit. Gutteres said, there is increasing inequality and a rapid rise in the cost of the crisis. He added that supply chain disruptions and energy crunch, soaring prices and rising interest rates along with inflation and impacting vulnerable countries.  He further said, “We…

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