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Mumbai gets integrated flood warning system, Uddhav calls it 'boon'

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 15, 2020

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday inaugurated the new integrated flood warning system (IFLOWS) developed for Mumbai, calling it a "boon" for the city. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology, and Earth...

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Kashmir’s retreating glaciers could be influenced by local land use change

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 2, 2020

Kolahoi Glacier, the largest glacier in Kashmir Himalayas which feeds two major tributaries of the River Jhelum – Lidder and Sindh – has further reduced in area over three years, a new research paper has revealed, as it compared its recent findings to that of a 2017 study....

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Gujarat spent less than 5% of Rs 1,048 crore budget allocated for climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Gujarat was the first state in India to constitute a climate change department in 2009. A decade later, its performance has been rather dismal. Of the Rs 1,048.26 crore allocated in the 2019-20 budget to the department that was the brain-child of the then chief minister...

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Lack of affordable, eco-friendly alternatives is the biggest challenge in the fight against climate change: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 13, 2019

A very large proportion of Indians say that they are aware of climate change and are keen to address it, but do not have the option to buy environment-friendly products. According to a research by the Mahindra Group, the principal explanation for this paradox is the absence...

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India plans to set up 500 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 26, 2019

India would have installed 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, says secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. India plans to set up 500 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy...

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National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj launches initiative to help Rural Poor Farm Holds adapt to Climate Change

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 12, 2019

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), for the first time in India, has launched an initiative to improve the adaptive capacity of the rural poor engaged in farm-...

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Progress on energy technologies fails to keep pace with long-term goals for clean energy transitions

By : Sustainability ..., May 29, 2019

The International Energy Agency’s latest and most comprehensive assessment of clean energy transitions finds that the vast majority of technologies and sectors are failing to keep pace with long...

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Kochi in ‘Cities4Forests’ project

By : Sustainability ..., May 20, 2019

Kochi has been selected for the Cities4Forests project initiated by a consortium of international agencies like World Resource Institute (WRI), Pilot Projects and REVOLVE with the involvement of...

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Even as Cyclone Fani Hit Campaigns, Climate Change Yet to Find Space in India’s Political Discourse

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2019

As the British Parliament declared a climate and environment emergency this week after a spirited campaign, mainly by civil society groups and students across Europe and America, cyclone Fani...

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Nearly 50 per cent of India currently facing drought

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 1, 2019

Nearly 50 per cent of the country is currently facing drought with at least 16 per cent falling in the "exceptional" or "extreme" category, according to IIT Gandhinagar scientists managing India...

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