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Sustainability Outlook partners with Center for Responsible Business for the 6th Annual Sustainability Conference

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019
The theme this year is “Market Dynamics & Social Dilemmas of Promoting Sustainable Business”


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India registers 26.9 per cent decline in Maternal Mortality Rate since 2013

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 8, 2019

India has registered a 26.9 per cent reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System Bulletin-2016 released on Thursday. The decline in MMR has been from 77 to 72 per 100,000 live births among southern states and in the...

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After Modi-Merkel Meet, Germany Agrees to Provide 1 Billion Euros to India for Green Urban Mobility

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

India and Germany on Friday agreed to provide financial support to climate initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with the latter expressing its readiness to provide one billion euros to India for green urban mobility. The two countries signed a joint...

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UN endorses India's steps to address hunger, malnutrition

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 22, 2019

The UN World Food Programme (UNWFP) has endorsed India's policy measures for addressing hunger and malnutrition to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Bishow Parajuli, Representative and Country Director to India, UNWFP, told IANS that India has all the ingredients...

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Districts to be rated on meeting sustainable development goals

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 18, 2019

Aiming at achieving and assessing progress made towards realising the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Tamil Nadu has decided to rank its districts, blocks and backward blocks on a monthly basis. The 17 SDGs are as per the universal agreement adopted in...

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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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