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India, China to set up High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping today concluded a two-day informal summit during which they discussed all aspects of the bilateral relationship and decided, among other steps, to establish a High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue mechanism to...

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IPCC Special Report on Land to Add Impetus to UNCCD COP 14 Negotiations

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 11, 2019

Preparations are underway for the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which takes place from 2-13 September 2019 in New Delhi, India. Several recently released global assessments, including the...

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Pepsi to take green mainstream with sustainable bond sale: Details here

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

PepsiCo Inc. has joined the charge to make green bonds more mainstream as the soda giant has wrapped its debut sale of the debt. The company offered $1 billion of senior unsecured green securities, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The 30-year bonds will...

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India Fully Committed To Early Achievement Of SDGs: Puri

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

Hardeep Puri, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs has urged the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to effectively manage solid waste by creating a dedicated group of officers and skilled municipal staff, through adequate training, hands on experience and new technologies...

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IRENA and UN agree to jointly combat desertification through renewables

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 12, 2019

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are joining forces to support climate adaptation and resilience and to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals through renewables. In a...

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Adityanath chairs meeting on Sustainable Development Goals

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday held a meeting with senior officials of the state government to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Uttar Pradesh Vision - 2030. The Chief Minister directed all the nodal officers to prepare a concrete...

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Energy extremely crucial for India's socio-economic development: Dharmendra Pradhan

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 11, 2019

Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, on September 10 said that India has to improve the availability of energy to over 1.3 billion people, "whose per capita energy consumption is lower than the global average". Addressing a session on ‘...

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In a first, Grameen and Acumen raise Rs 10 Cr credit facility for social impact companies via SDG bonds

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 6, 2019

Grameen Impact Investments and Acumen announced India's first sustainable development goals (SDG) bond. The LIFE SDG Bond provides a credit facility of Rs 10 crore to five for-profit social...

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Youth Network organizes different programmes related to climate change along with youth and children of Karur city

By : Sustainability ..., May 27, 2019

The Karur-based Psycho Trust organised In collaboration with the Tdh Germany, which supports the 15-year-old Greta Thunberg “Fridays For Future” movement, a one-day event to support the climate...

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India to exceed climate compliance under Paris Agreement

By : Sustainability ..., May 10, 2019

India will exceed the compliance of its commitment made to address climate change through green energy installations under the landmark Paris agreement, according to global credit rating agency...

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