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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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