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UK Government To Write Zero-Emissions Paris Climate Change Goal Into Law

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 21, 2016

The UK government will be enshrining the net-zero emissions climate change goal that resulted from the COP21 talks in Paris into law, following advice from the Committee on Climate Change,...

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BS-VI emission to be enforced by April 2020: Govt

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 22, 2016

In a significant step that would drastically reduce pollution caused by vehicles, the Union government on Thursday announced it would enforce BS-VI emission norms for automobiles and auto-fuel...

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92% Indians perceive climate change as a major threat: Survey

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 14, 2016

A total of 92 per cent Indians polled by independent market research company Ipsos view global warming and climate change as major threats.

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Environment Ministry Notifies Stricter Standards for Coal Based Thermal Power Plants to Minimise Pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 23, 2015

The Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has notified the revised standards for coal-based Thermal Power Plants in the country, with the primary aim of minimising pollution. These standards are proposed to be implemented in a phased manner. Thermal power...

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Energy sector accounts for 58% of greenhouse gas emissions: Govt

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 22, 2015

The government on Monday informed Parliament that the energy sector in the country was the biggest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The energy sector contributed 58% of the overall emissions in India whereas the share of industry amounted to 22%, followed by...

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Emissions in Delhi could rise up to 19 times by 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

An eight-year study, from 2008-2015, conducted by the IIT-Roorkee, University of Minnesota in the US and University of Surrey, UK, has shown that emissions from vehicles in Delhi have increased up to three times between 1991 and 2011; these could rise by up to 19 times by...

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Indian Railway Sets Up A Chair in TERI

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 21, 2015

Indian Railways will be funding a railway research chair on sustainable mobility at TERI University. The railway ministry entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with TERI University recently.

The ministry said the ‘Railway Chair’ will focus and promote...

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World's richest 10% produce 50% of CO2: Report

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 3, 2015

The richest 10 % of people produce half of the Earth's carbon emissions, while the poorest half-most threatened by droughts and super stroms linked to climate change--contribute a mere 10%, British charity Oxfam said in a study released on Wednesday.

The richest 10%...

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Subject Tags: Emissions , Research

Climeworks Builds Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Plant

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 29, 2015

Carbon capture technology firm Climeworks AG, says it will construct and operate an industrial-scale CO2 capture plant that will be operational by mid-2016 and annually capture 900 tons of CO2.

Climeworks says the carbon capture plant will, for the first time worldwide...

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Microsoft’s Manufacturing Operations Achieve Carbon Neutrality

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2015

Microsoft has, as of July 1, 2015, achieved carbon neutrality across its manufacturing operations, according to the company’s 2015 Citizenship Report.

The software company’s data centers, software development labs, offices and business air travel have been carbon...

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