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Confronting the new climate reality in Asia and the Pacific

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

For many this means ambition and action that enables countries to decarbonize their economies by the middle of the century. But that is only half the equation. Equally ambitious plans are also needed to build the resilience of vulnerable sectors and communities being battered...

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Experts call for comprehensive, collaborative approach to address energy efficiency issues

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

Experts drawn from different sectors of industry have called for a comprehensive, collaborative and holistic approach to address the challenge of driving energy efficiency and sustainability. At the three-day CII Conference on Energy Efficiency, Meher Padumjee, Chairperson,...

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From India to Europe, 'global climate strike' events planned for Friday

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a UN climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support for faster action to fight climate change. Organisers said Monday that more than 800 events were...

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Climate finance: India hits out at developed countries for ‘reluctance’ to support projects

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2019

India on Tuesday warned developed countries that their reluctance to loosen purse strings to support climate change mitigation plans by developing countries may threaten the progress achieved, leading to an uncertain future. In a discussion paper released on Tuesday, the...

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Governance frameworks emphasize on board diversity, digitisation and sustainable development

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

The Institute of Directors (IOD) hosted the Corporate Governance Summit at Hotel ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, India on 14th September 2019 under the theme” Emerging trends in Corporate Governance”. Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank received the professional excellence award...

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At UN Climate Summit, green funds, collective commitment in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 16, 2019

On September 23, when the world meets at the UN Climate Summit in New York, world leaders will speak about their commitment to preventing dangerous climate change impacts by keeping global temperature rise under two degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. At the same time...

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In Delhi, laying the groundwork for more sustainable land investment

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2019

Executives from leading agribusiness and industrial companies pledged at a United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification meeting in Delhi this week to work toward more sustainable food and land use, including through an emphasis on soil health, value chain...

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PM raises India’s target to restore degraded land to 26 million hectares by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised India’s target for restoring degraded land from its earlier target of 21 million hectares (MH) to 26 million hectares (MH) by 2030. The announcement was made by PM Modi while speaking at the high level segment at 14th session of Conference...

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Adityanath chairs meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday held a meeting with senior officials of the state government to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Uttar Pradesh Vision - 2030. The Chief Minister directed all the nodal officers to prepare a concrete...

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Need People Movement To Tackle Land Desertification: Prakash Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 9, 2019

Tackling the global threat of land desertification has to be a people's movement, said Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at a bilateral meeting with China on Sunday. The desertification refers to the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a...

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