Five Indian youths named among 2023 International Young Eco-Hero award winners
Five youths from India have been named among 17 teen environmental activists from across the globe to receive the 2023 International Young Eco-Hero Award who have taken initiatives to tackle the world's most pressing environmental challenges. The young eco-warriors who were recognised for their efforts by the US-based non-profit organisation, "Action For Nature", are Eiha Dixit from Meerut, Manya Harsha from Bengaluru, Nirvaan Somany and Mannat Kaur from New Delhi and Karnav Rastogi from Mumbai.
Climate fund: Donor base, beneficiaries to be clarified by ’23
Donor base and beneficiaries' points on the loss and damage fund agreement at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh will be clarified by next year (COP28) as big economies like India and China have not been in favour of being mandatory contributors to the fund.
COP27 inclusion of sustainable lifestyle key for India: Union minister Bhupender Yadav
With over 195 countries reaching a final agreement at UN climate talks (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday, India which actively participated in the two-week long negotiations through multiple interventions welcomed its outcome paving the way for setting up of a loss and damage fund, and inclusion of “transition to sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patterns of consumption and production” in its cover decision.
COP27: Countries reach historic decision on loss and damage but fail to address cause of global warming
On the other hand, the countries could not agree to "phase down" all fossil fuels even as India and most of the European Union (EU) nations wanted this to be included in the final decision to keep the 1.5 degree Celsius goal alive to limit global warming.
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