Before leaving for the UN-hosted climate negotiations in the Spanish city, Javadekar enumerated India's efforts in mitigating the effects of climate change and said the country "is leading from the front in climate action".
Javadekar added that the government has been taking pro-active actions to curb pollution and that efforts are bearing fruits.
India’s economic losses in extreme weather events have been estimated to be over $37.8 billion
In response to a query in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Babul Supriyo said in the last five years 1,09,75,844 trees were removed and plantation of more than 12,60,00,000 trees has been stipulated under compensatory afforestation.
Javadekar said lions, tigers, elephants and rhinos are India's assets and if reports of any deaths from viruses surface, special investigations are conducted to ascertain facts.
Travel by Metro consumes 1 unit of energy, the same journey by car takes 22 units
Since Delhi-NCR’s pollution problems will not reduce demand for inner-city housing, adjoining (sometimes less polluted) areas will not benefit from pollution-induced outward migration.
Delhi was blanketed by a thick smog for four consecutive days till November 15 as unfavourable weather hampered dispersion of pollutants.
Under the Smart Cities Mission, there are currently 160 projects in 60 cities for creating green corridors, development and innovative use of open spaces
The IEA said this change should be enough to limit the global temperature rise to below 1.8C.
Weather experts said high humidity and light winds affect dispersion of pollutants and lead to the formation of more potent secondary particles.
The India Meteorological Department said winds gusting up to 25 kmph were flushing out the pollutants faster
There’s no escaping the relationship between our economic model and its impact on pollution or more broadly on natural ecosystems. Air pollution is but one visible marker of this.
There is a possibility of strong winds in the next 24 hours, according to the Indian Meteorological Department
Although Trump had announced his decision to withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change on June 1, 2017, the process began on November 4 with the formal notification
IMD has said that Cyclone Maha and a western disturbance will cause rainfall in parts of the northern plains, including Delhi-NCR on November 6-7, which will improve the situation further
Updates: Air quality index has marginally improved over the last few days. However, it remains in poor in most parts of Delhi-NCR
All the hype about India being a path-finder for the world comes to nought when seen against this unpalatable truth of its capital city facing an air pollution emergency.
Here are the top-10 cities in the world, with the highest air pollution as of November 4 morning
Weather experts have suggested that any significant improvement in the situation is unlikely unless there is rainfall
The new research suggests that around 150 million people are currently living on land that will be below the high-tide line by mid-century
IMD has said a significant increase in wind speed is unlikely over the next two days and conditions are expected to prevail
The automakers pledged to make increasingly efficient vehicles that can average 50 miles per gallon by 2025.
Prime Minister Modi held extensive meetings with Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley and Ahmad bin Sulaiman Alrajhi, Minister of Labour and Social Development.
Despite a ban on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, farmers continue to defy it because of lack of financial incentives