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Choking India gets first fully-fledged electric car

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 11, 2019

Motorists in India, home to some of the world's most polluted cities, can now buy a fully-fledged electric car after Hyundai unveiled a model that can travel 452 kilometres (281 miles) on one...

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2-metre sea level rise 'plausible' by 2100: study

By : Sustainability ..., May 23, 2019

Global sea levels could rise by two metres (6.5 feet) and displace tens of millions of people by the end of the century, according to new projections that double the UN's benchmark estimates....

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India investing more money in solar power than coal for first time

By : Sustainability ..., May 21, 2019

A whopping 74 per cent of India’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, and coal use in the country continues to increase, but we may be seeing the beginning of the end of...

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UN chief Guterres says world 'not on track' with climate change

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2019

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises. In a strong message for action on climate change, Guterres said international political resolve was...

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India launches $5bn renewables infrastructure drive to tackle pollution issues

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 17, 2019

India is lifting a target for renewables to 227 Gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022 because the country is well on its way to exceeding the previously set target, vice president...

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To fund SME sector, EFL to issue green masala bonds

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 17, 2019

A climate fund managed by Zurich-headquartered responsAbility and Indian NBFC Electronica Finance (EFL) have entered into an agreement for issuance of green masala bonds. ...

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Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record in 2017: UN

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 23, 2018

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new record last year with emissions showing no sign of slowing down, the UN World Meteorological Organization said on Thursday....

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Climate Action Special Envoy Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to help UN fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 25, 2018

The billionaire philanthropist and former Mayor of New York City, pledged last June  to make up the Secretariat’s funding shortfall, caused by US President Donald Trump’s announced withdrawal...

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India ready to work above and beyond Paris climate deal: Sushma Swaraj

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 21, 2017

India on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to the landmark Paris climate change agreement, saying it is willing to "work above and beyond" the pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ...

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IIT scientists develop catalyst to make biofuel using Rajasthani sand

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 12, 2017

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, have gone a step further in the quest for low-cost bio-fuel. The scientists have shown that oil extracted from algae can be converted...

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