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India ranks near bottom of all countries, with particularly low scores on air quality, climate change mitigation

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

India ranks 168th out of 180 countries in the 2020 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) according to researchers at Yale and Columbia universities who produce this biennial scorecard of national results on a range of sustainability issues. Commenting on the rankings, Yale...

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India’s CO2 emissions fell by 1% in 2019-20 financial year

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2020

India’s CO2 emissions fell by around 1% in the financial year ending March 2020, which is the first year-on-year reduction recorded since 1982, according to a Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) . The analysis is based on India’s financial year 2019-20 fossil...

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1.2 bn Indians will live in places as hot as Sahara if emissions not curbed

By : Sustainability ..., May 7, 2020

More than 1.2 billion people in India would live in places as hot as the Sahara within 50 years if the greenhouse gas emissions keep rising. Overall, home to one-third of the world’s population will become as hot as the desert. This was brought to the fore in the latest...

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Fall in emissions spurred by lockdown unlikely to last in the long run

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 23, 2020

Climate change remains a grave threat despite the reduction in emissions witnessed during the covid-19 lockdown and failure to step up climate action could harm humans, the ecosystem, and economies for centuries, scientists have warned The reduction in emissions because of...

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Toyota unveils self-charging hybrid EV Vellfire at ₹79.5 lakh

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2020

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Wednesday unveiled the Vellfire, the new luxurious self-charging hybrid electric multi-purpose vehicle in India. The company has already sold more than 6,00,000 units globally and has introduced Vellfire in CBU form, priced at ₹79.5 lakh ex-...

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India ranks 131 on flourishing index: Report

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

No country in the world is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their futures, said a report released by a Commission of World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet on Wednesday. The report, A Future for the World’s Children? Stated that...

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Global energy-related carbon emissions flat in 2019

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 12, 2020

Global energy-related emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide remained steady last year, with declines in rich countries balancing out a rise in poor nations, according to data published Tuesday. The International Energy Agency said emissions of the main man-made greenhouse...

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Budget 2020: Many sustainability schemes but no action plan, say experts

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 4, 2020

In her Budget speech, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned three critical elements of development: aspirational India, development and a caring society. All these are critical part of sustainable development goals. One measure announced was to promote natural gas use...

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Dozens Of Countries Could Reverse Carbon Emissions Just By Caring For Nature

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2020

Most of the greenhouse-gas emissions in the world’s tropical countries derive from environmental destruction, and according to a new report, those emissions could be reversed relatively easily and cheaply through improved stewardship. But natural climate solutions are...

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Adani, NTPC Sought Extension Of Deadlines To Curb Coal Plant Emissions

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 8, 2020

Top Indian coal-fired power generators Adani Power and NTPC Ltd have sought two-to-three-year extensions of deadlines to install emissions-cutting equipment at some plants, according to documents reviewed by Reuters, even as the country battles rampant pollution. The requests...

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