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UN pushes big banks to fight climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Only two of the world’s 10 biggest banks joined the coalition of 130 global financial firms in agreeing to align their business with international efforts to address climate change and other environmental issues. The group that signed on to the United Nations’ Principles for...

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PM Modi pledges to more than double India's non-fossil fuel target to 450 GW

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave a clarion call for a "global people's movement" to bring about a behavioral change to deal with climate change as he made a path-breaking pledge to more than double India's non-fossil fuel target to 450 gigawatts. In his...

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Climate Change May Cause Water Scarcity For India’s Power Plants: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2019

Climate change and over-tapped waterways may leave developing countries in Asia, such as India and China, without enough water to cool power plants in the near future, according to a study. The study, published in the journal Energy and Environment Science, found that...

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Rainfed agency to make action plan for drought-prone districts

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

The National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA) is working on developing a comprehensive drought-proofing action plan for 24 districts in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka this year, said NRAA CEO Ashok Dalwai. The NRAA will develop similar action plans for other districts...

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Thanks to human intervention, Earth has lost wilderness area the size of India since 90s

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 20, 2019

Wilderness areas around the world have experienced catastrophic declines over the years, with three million square kilometres of global wilderness lost since the 1990s, according to a new study. Since the 1990s, our planet has lost nearly three million square kilometres of...

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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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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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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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