You are here

Air pollution costs India $150 billion a year

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 13, 2020

Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is generating economic losses of $8 billion a day, according to a Greenpeace report. That’s about 3.3% of global gross domestic product, or $2.9 trillion per year, according to a report from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and Center for...

Read more..

Climate change threatens around half of world GDP, says WEF study

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

Flagging huge risks to the economy from dangers of biodiversity loss and climate change, a WEF study on Sunday said businesses are more than dependent on nature with an estimated exposure of $44 trillion or half of the world GDP. Releasing the Nature Risk Rising Report ahead...

Read more..

Sustainable agri report aimed at policy reorientation and action plan

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 4, 2019

Policy reorientation and making an accelerated action plan for achieving sustainable agriculture for improved livelihood of smallholder farmers as well as addressing the issues of poverty, hunger and malnutrition that continue to prevail in India, despite various agricultural...

Read more..

Confronting the new climate reality in Asia and the Pacific

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 19, 2019

For many this means ambition and action that enables countries to decarbonize their economies by the middle of the century. But that is only half the equation. Equally ambitious plans are also needed to build the resilience of vulnerable sectors and communities being battered...

Read more..

Agriculture is taking the hardest hit of climate change in Chhattisgarh

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 24, 2019

Climate change is slowly beginning to affect the most important cog in the economic wheel of India – agriculture. Rain-fed agriculture systems are taking a hard hit with monsoons becoming...

Read more..

India must maximize solar power use for higher GDP growth rates: Expert

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 24, 2017

"India can become a super power if its economy becomes stronger and its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) grows at 9.5%. For this to happen, use of solar power should be maximized as it would be one...

Read more..
Subject Tags: GDP , solar

Air pollution cost India 8.5% of its GDP in 2013: study

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2016

Measures to safeguard the environment are often considered to be economic spoilers as they entail putting restrictions on economic activity such as shutting a polluting factory or scrapping old...

Read more..