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Business leaders come together, set up body for climate change action

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 23, 2020

At a time when global business captains in Davos are debating how to deal with climate-change risks, top Indian philanthropists have launched India Climate Collaborative (ICC), aimed at connecting and strengthening the Indian climate community. This marks the first ever...

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India needs structural reforms to boost growth, policymakers should lead way for climate action: UN report

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

In the face of an economic slowdown, India needs to continue structural reforms necessary to boost growth, said a United Nations report Friday. The UN report ‘World Economic Situation and Prospects 2020 (WESP)’ stated that, “The combination of fiscal stimulus and financial...

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As climate talks wind down, pre-2020 targets take centre stage

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

As the Madrid climate talks neared its end, negotiators stepped up efforts to prepare compromise texts that would help the countries keep the discussions going on the contentious issues into the next year. There was also an indication that the final outcome from Madrid would...

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India to insist on ‘differentiated responsibilities’ at Madrid climate talks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

India will insist upon the principle of ‘equity and common but differentiated responsibilities’ at next week’s climate talks in Madrid, Spain. In simpler terms, it means that while all countries should do their best to fight global warming, developed countries – with deeper...

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Climate Transparency Review Warns All G20 Countries Need to Increase NDC Ambition

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 20, 2019

Climate Transparency has released the 2019 ‘Brown to Green’ report, an annual review of climate action by the Group of 20 (G20). The report analyzes G20 country mitigation, adaptation and finance measures, and assesses where G20 countries are in relation to 1.5°C benchmarks....

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Arvind Kejriwal announces task force to monitor implementation of C40 clean air declaration

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 14, 2019

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday attended the C40 Cities Summit in Copenhagen through a video link and announced formation of a special task force to monitor implementation of 'Clean Air Cities Declaration' signed at the meet. He was scheduled to travel to...

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India seeks to be a leader in the Climate Change Action

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 9, 2019

India seeks to be a leader in the Climate Change Action, as manifested by its initiatives towards reducing fossil fuel dependency and emissions, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Monday, adding that New Delhi would not limit these efforts to its own soil...

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India Calls on Developed Countries to Increase “Scope, Scale and Speed” of Climate Finance

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

The Government of India released a position paper outlining India’s perspective on climate finance. The document was issued to inform stakeholder deliberations under the Climate Finance and Carbon Pricing action area of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23...

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Collaboration with India on climate action important, says Luis Alfonso de Alba UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Summit

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

The collaboration with India on climate action is quite important and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recommitted to continue leading on climate issues, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit said. "The contribution, collaboration...

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Green bonds hold the key to fighting climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

India made its biggest contribution to the global green bond market last month through the Hyderabad-based Greenko group’s $950 million green bond. Latest reports reveal that Greenko’s bond...

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