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Activities that put food on our table cause 37% of all greenhouse emissions: IPCC report -Amitabh Sinha

-The Indian Express The new report on ‘Climate Change and Land’, released on Thursday afternoon, is second in the series of special focused reports that IPCC has been preparing on the specific request of governments and other organisations. Pune: Agriculture and associated land activities related to food production could be contributing over a quarter of the global emissions of greenhouse gases, a new major report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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Climate change could cause 29% spike in cereal prices: leaked UN report -Nitin Sethi

-Business Standard Food supply chains will get disrupted globally, the study warns. Report to be officially released in August “The rate and geographic extent of global land and freshwater resources over recent decades is unprecedented in human history,” a report authored by UN’s panel of scientists from across the world on climate change is set to inform. Business Standard reviewed a leaked copy of the draft report sent to the governments of...

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Farming in a warming world -Naveen P Singh & Bhawna Anand

-The Hindu Efforts to make agriculture climate-resilient must be scaled up and consolidated The pervasiveness of climatic aberrations and the associated socio-economic vulnerability are now widely recognised and experienced across the globe. The Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on “Global Warming at 1.5°C” distinctly propagates the need to strengthen and enhance existing coping capacity and to remain committed to the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The report...

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UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

-The Hindu “Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate” New Delhi: “Limiting global warming to 1.5ºCelcius would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a new assessment made public on Monday. The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC was approved by the IPCC on Saturday in...

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Study: Contribution of India's livestock to methane emissions is only 10.63% -Arpita Raj

-The Times of India BENGALURU: India may be home to 15% of the global livestock population, but its contribution to the global methane emissions by the domesticated animals is only 10.63%, a study by the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology (NIANP) has revealed. Cows, buffaloes, sheep and goats are the huge contributors to methane emissions. Methane, released primarily by livestock, paddy cultivation, decay of organic waste in landfill sites and...

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