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Axis MF launches ESG fund with foreign twist

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 22, 2020
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India 5th among countries with corporate commitments to science-based targets: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 21, 2020

India has ranked 5th among the countries surveyed for corporate commitments to science-based targets (SBT), ahead of Germany and Sweden, according to a report by a non-profit organisation released here on Monday. The report found that investors are demanding better disclosure...

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Sea level rise to impact more population in Asia, including India: Moody’s report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 17, 2020

The rise in sea level due to global warming will impact more people in Asian countries than any other region, Moody’s said in a report on the consequences of this inevitability and credit risk to such sovereign nations. Stating that Sovereigns in Asia, Middle East and North...

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India to come up with S&T Innovation Policy soon

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 17, 2020

India in next six months will draft a National Science and Technology Innovation Policy to devise country’s strategy to tackle emerging challenges, said Dr K VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister on Thursday. “The last time, we had a policy on...

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2019 capped world’s hottest decade in recorded history

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2020

The past decade was the hottest ever recorded on the planet, driven by an acceleration of temperature increases in the past five years, according to data released Wednesday.

The findings, released jointly by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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British High Commission launches 'Green is Great' campaign in run-up to COP26

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

The British High Commission has launched 'Green is GREAT' campaign, an initiative to highlight the strength of the UK-India partnership on climate and sustainability in the run-up to COP26 which will be held in Glasgow later this year. The campaign is linked with climate,...

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India Climate 2019: Arabian Sea saw 400% more cyclones

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

The India Meteorological Department on January 6, 2020 released its much-awaited report on India’s climate in 2019. As expected, the climate crisis wreaked havoc. The number of cyclones in Arabian Sea stood out in particular. Down To Earth has regularly reported on how the...

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Some SE Asian nations dither on joining India-based solar alliance

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 6, 2020

The India-headquartered International Solar Alliance’s (ISA’s) drive to co-opt countries from South-East Asia is facing problems with some countries holding back because of New Delhi’s decision to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal,...

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States on track to lift BPL people: Niti

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Mizoram are among the states, which are close to taking the the percentage of people living below the poverty line to 10.95 per cent by 2030. This has been reflected in the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index...

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Severe cold days may be linked to air pollution, say scientists

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Delhi recorded a severe cold day on Saturday along with severe cold wave conditions increasing the intensity of cold a notch higher than what was felt in the rest of December. Delhi has been experiencing a cold spell for 15 days now. The minimum temperature at Safdarjung...

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