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The city of Chennai in India is arming itself against climate change: KfW finances sustainable rainwater management with EUR 150

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 23, 2019

Better protection against flooding for around 550,000 residents and business owners Securing of drinking water supplies Construction of 215 kilometres of rainwater harvesting channels and infrastructure for rainwater storage Today in India's metropolis of Chennai, KfW...

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India donates solar-powered lamps to marginalised Palestinian children

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

India has donated solar powered study lamps to Palestinian elementary school children from a marginalised Bedouin community to spread the principles of self-sufficiency and raise awareness towards the adverse effects of climate change. The lamps were donated as part of the...

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Rising pollution in HP: Oppn, govt on the same page

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

Raising the issue of rising pollution levels and climate change in the winter session of Himachal assembly, Congress MLA Vikramaditya Singh sought the use of government vehicles in carpooling, introduction of electric vehicles and improvement in public transport in order to...

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Climate Change: How Himalayas are crucial for India's energy security

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

Around 81 per cent of the total hydropower potential in the country has been assessed to be existing in the rivers flowing from Himalayan glaciers and there is a high interdependence between the glaciers located in the Himalayas and the energy security of the country,...

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India, Denmark to hold meeting to chalk out action plan against climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

India and Denmark will hold a joint working group meeting in New Delhi to chalk out mutually beneficial programs over the next two years as a part of their efforts towards climate change, Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. The...

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India ranks 5th in Global Climate Risk Index

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

India is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change, according to a report released by Environment think tank, Germanwatch. In the Climate Risk Index 2020, India’s rank has worsened from the 14th spot in 2017 to 5th in 2018 in the global vulnerability ladder. India...

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UNDP launches Accelerator Lab in India, to work on pollution, water issues

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Seeking to address some of the most pressing issues facing India, including air pollution, through innovation, the UNDP on Thursday launched the country chapter of its Accelerator Lab here. The laboratory that will be housed in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

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India to use artificial intelligence and 100 PF supercomputer to improve weather prediction

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

A four day International Workshop on Prediction skill of extreme Precipitation events and tropical cyclones: Present status and future Prospect (IP4) & Annual Climate Change Workshop began here today with the Union Secretary...

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MNRE invites bids for evaluation of New National Biogas and Organic Manure Program

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 26, 2019

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited an expression of interest for conducting an independent evaluation of the implementation of the national biogas and organic manure programmes implemented across 13 states. The ministry has been implementing the programme...

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Health and safety of 1 billion people at risk from lack of access to cooling: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

Public safety, health, safe medicine and food supply for a whopping 1.05 billion people in poor rural and urban areas globally are now at risk from lack of access to cooling including adequate refrigeration, air conditioning and other areas that are essential as the earth’s...

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