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Landmark report on impacts of disappearing snow and ice in the Hindu Kush Himalaya – current emissions path threatens two billion people and is accelerating species extinction

Most accurate assessment of changes to the Asia high mountain cryosphere to date warns of grave consequences for human life and nature. Peer-reviewed study from leading mountain institute finds that Hindu Kush Himalayan glaciers disappeared 65% faster in 2011–2020 compared with the previous decade. Report warns policymakers need to prepare for the cascading impacts of […]

Assistant general secretary of SACCJF received best Environment Journalist of Nepal award

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Kathmandu, Nepal : Assistant general secretary of  South Asian Climate Change Journalists’ Forum, Mr.  BhismaRaj Ojha has bagged this year’s (2023) best environment journalist by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt.of Nepal on the occasion of world environment day on 5th June, 2023. He received 50,000 rupees cash and a certificate. Minister for environment and […]

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2023

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JENNIFER J. SARA {World Bank.Blog} Carbon markets and mechanisms have steadily evolved since the first State and Trends report was published 10 years ago. The share of global emissions covered by carbon taxes and emissions trading systems (ETSs) has grown from 7% to around 23%.  Jurisdictions continue to introduce new carbon pricing instruments, such as Indonesia’s ETS this year, and […]

Economic costs of weather-related disasters soars but early warnings save lives

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Geneva (WMO) – Extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused 11 778 reported disasters between 1970 and 2021, with just over 2 million deaths and US$ 4.3 trillion in economic losses, according to a new figure from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Economic losses have soared. But improved early warnings and coordinated disaster management has slashed the human casualty […]