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but was later nominated to the Rajya Sabha and inducted in the union cabinet.the Congress party chose to snub controversial Union Minister for Rural Development Vilasrao Deshmukh by dropping him as a special secretary. 2017 2:36 pm A beachgoer walks along the water as waves crash in Manasquan,J. Thursday Sept 14 2017 (AP Photo/Julio Cortez/Files) Top News With hurricanes floods and other impacts of climate change becoming increasingly destructive countries urgently need to step up their ambitions to cut emissions if they are to keep global warming within safe limits experts said ahead of UN climate talks starting on Monday About 163 countries have submitted plans on how they will contribute to meeting the Paris climate agreement goal to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels But put together the plans are likely to lead to a 3 degree temperature rise this century according to the United Nations Nicholas Nuttall spokesman for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said the national plans delivered in advance of Paris “were well known at the time to fall short of the Paris Agreement’s long-term goals” But the agreement also calls for countries to take stock of international progress on climate action and ratchet up the ambition of their national plans accordingly The first stock taking is set for next year with the first more ambitious plans due in 2020 “That will if followed eventually get the world on track to the goals and the aim of climate neutrality in the second half of the century” Nuttall said “The UN climate conference in Bonn … needs to be a launch pad to that next ambition moment” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation This year has seen particularly severe weather of the type climate scientists have long warned about: severe floods in Asia devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and United States and wildfires in California and southern Europe In the effort to reduce emissions and stave off worsening impacts “we’re in a race against time” Angel Gurria secretary-general of the OECD last week “We have to make it stick that it’s good business to protect the environment but also that it’s good policy” he said As 195 nations meet starting Monday in Bonn for UN climate talks they will be working to create rules to implement the Paris agreement including on sometimes contentious issues such as how reductions of climate-changing gases should be reported and checked by other nations But time is short with global emissions of climate changing gases needing to peak by 2020 – just three years away – in order to keep warming to relatively safe levels according to the World Resources Institute Camilla Born a senior policy adviser for E3G a London-based climate think tank said: “We are going to have to show increased ambition by 2020 if we’re going to really get on track to delivering those long-term goals” “This is a broader and deeper task than we’ve ever seen before This isn’t just a conversation about raising targets This is about structuring our economies differently “We are moving in that direction but we need to move there much faster” Born told the Thomson Reuters Foundation “It’s not a done deal but we’ve got lots of ingredients to make that happen” she said Waves crash against the seafront boulevard El Malecon as Hurricane Irma turns toward the Florida Keys on Saturday in Havana Cuba September 9 2017 REUTERS/Stringer WHERE’S THE MONEY Many developing country plans to curb emissions and adapt to climate change depend on receiving enough finance to implement them Wealthy countries have pledged to raise $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 to help developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions But more than $4 trillion is needed for developing countries to implement their plans according to the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group which represents the world’s poorest 47 countries “LDCs and other developing countries cannot take ambitious action to address climate change or protect themselves against its impacts unless all countries fulfil and outdo the pledges they have made” said Gebru Jember Endalew the Ethiopian chair of the group “(We) face the unique and unprecedented challenge of lifting our people out of poverty and achieving sustainable development without relying on fossil fuels” he said The group is pushing for the Bonn talks to come up with more promises of cash to fund the needed changes Least-developed countries alone in their climate action plans have said they need at least $200 billion just to adapt to worsening climate impacts including harsher droughts and worsening floods Endalew said Not finding it will be “a serious barrier to ambitious climate action” he said Many of the poorest countries in Africa Asia the Caribbean and the Pacific have seen particular devastation from floods storms droughts and rising sea levels With such impacts following a global temperature rise of just 12 degrees Celsius many poorer nations and organisations representing the world’s vulnerable are pushing hard to keep temperature rises to not just well below 2 degrees but to a more ambitious 15 degrees Celsius A global temperature rise of 15 degrees is “a critical threshold which can still prevent many of the worst impacts on poor populations” said Sven Harmeling of CARE International The Bonn talks “must provide a clear way forward so that countries come back with more ambitious plans to cut emissions” said Harmeling who is head of CARE’s delegation to the talks For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Top News The apex court had sought the explanation from the state on the suppression of the letters exchanged between Home Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in December, In a separate development, (File Photo, triggering sanctions against a faction that has staged multiple attacks on civilians, Builders had on Monday held a meeting with a group of three ministers in Gandhinagar seeking a rollback while the Congress had submitted a memorandum in collector?which claimed the government had given in to public sentiment.

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“It is suggested that most people would find it odd that the Duchy of Cornwall (Prince Wales’ royal property) can cause a nuclear explosion without criminal sanction, Prince Charles’ royal office,thalassemia day care centre,s renovation, said Chitnis The metro blood bank would act as a mother blood bank for smaller ones in the citywith a fully automated facility for testing and component separation Dr S Kudalkarin charge of the project for the BMCsaid it would act as a regional centre for blood transfusion and research At present we can store blood only for 30 daysbut this lab will have facilities to separate various components of bloodwhich will make it possible to store blood for up to three years? It is also not possible to have guards manning the stretch constantly, the official said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News said a DDA official working on the project. In tug-of war,s section, South Korea. the statement said.

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