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Commonwealth targets climate change with replicable regeneration projects

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

The Commonwealth on Friday launched an ideas-sharing network to tackle the effects of climate change through replicable regeneration projects.

The 53-country bloc held a two-day brainstorming of indigenous groups, environmentalists, scientists and climate change...

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EU looks to strengthen cooperation with India

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

The EU is looking to strengthen cooperation with India in political and security matters, including counter-terrorism, and in tackling key challenges such as climate change, new European Union Ambassador Ugo Astuto said on Thursday. Astuto presented his credentials to...

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Most Indian banks fail on policies of climate change'

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 3, 2019

Most Indian banks fail on policies of environment and human rights and this inaction leaves the Indian banking sector vulnerable to investment risks arising due to climate emergencies, according to the first edition of Fair Finance Guide India scorecard. The scorecard, that...

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Largest assembly of solar lamps: Students create world record on Gandhi's birth anniversary

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 3, 2019

On Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, students from the National Capital Region on Wednesday created two new records in an event which had officials from the Guinness Book of World Records in attendance. They include the largest assembly and lighting of solar lamps and...

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India hopes to end single-use plastics within 3 years

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 3, 2019

India announced an ambitious campaign on Wednesday aimed at eliminating single-use plastics within three years. Environment ministry official Chintan Mishra said efforts to “sensitize” the public against single-use plastics started Wednesday, the 150th anniversary of...

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Helping India breathe better

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 1, 2019

Pollution, a major contributor to climate change, is a growing concern in India as it is around the world. India faces one of the highest disease burdens from air pollution in the world with an estimated 100 per cent of the population living in areas with PM2.5 concentrations...

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PM Modi announces $150 mn line of credit to group of Pacific island nations

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 26, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a $150 million line of credit to the group of Pacific island nations for undertaking solar, renewable energy and climate-related projects based on their requirement. Modi, who attended the India-Pacific Islands Developing States (...

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PM Modi launches Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure at UN Climate Summit

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced a global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 held in New York City. The partnership of national governments, UN agencies and programmes, multilateral development banks,...

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Industry to go low-carbon path to fight climate change: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Indian Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that industry has undertaken to go on the low-carbon path to fight climate change but availability of affordable technology poses a problem. Javadekar said on Monday that the UN's Industry...

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Climate change efforts lacking: PM

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed dissatisfaction with the current global efforts to combat climate change and called a comprehensive approach covering everything from education to values and from lifestyle to developmental philosophy. “What we need is a global...

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