Environment

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

It is an UN agency It coordinates UN’s environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded as a result of the UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) in 1972 HQ : Nairobi, Kenya UNEP also has six regional offices and various country offices. Its activities cover …

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Vermin animals

Vermin means wild animals which are believed to be harmful Legally speaking, if a species is declared vermin, that particular species can be hunted or culled without restriction Any species can be declared vermin except: Species which are listed in Schedule I of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 Species which are listed in Part II of Schedule …

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UNFCC

United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change It is an international environment treaty Opened for signature in 1992 Came into force from 1994 Secretariat is located in Bonn, Germany Signatories : 165 Ratifiers : 197 (196 countries + EU) The convention is legally non-binding, but makes provisions for meeting called ‘protocols’ where negotiating countries can …

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Coral Reefs and Coral Bleaching

What are Coral reefs? It is underwater marine ecosystem characterized by reef-building corals. Reefs are formed of colonies of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate. Corals secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons that support and protect them. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, whose polyps cluster in groups. Coral belongs to class Anthozoa in animal phylum Cnidaria, …

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INDC

What are INDCs? INDCs are declaration of individual countries which indicate  what post-2020 climate actions they intend to take under a new international agreement, known as their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). The INDCs combine the top-down system of a United Nations climate agreement with bottom-up system-in elements through which countries put forward their agreements …

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Climate Change Facts

    Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of G20 countries are continuing to increase Between 1990 and 2013, the absolute carbon dioxide emissions of G20 countries, which account for three-fourths of global CO2 emissions, went up by 56% To be in line with a 2°C-compatible trajectory by 2035, G20 countries face an investment gap of …

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