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Explained: How CO2 emission trend reflects India slowdown

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2019

A new study unveiled on Wednesday says the growth in India’s carbon dioxide emissions this year was likely to be considerably lower than in the last few years. The Global Carbon Project, which puts out emission estimates for across the world every year, has said India’s...

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India-Sweden join forces against stubble burning to deal with air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

The India-Sweden Dialogue on innovations for sustainable development and partnership that took off on Monday saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sweden's King Carl Gustaf do a virtual launch of the technology, tested in pilot mode, that can be useful in combatting the...

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Solar panels reduce bills by 50%: Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 22, 2019

Under the Mukhyamantri Solar Power Yojana, Delhi government’s flagship scheme launched in 2018, 146 MW solar capacity has been achieved in 2,900-odd installations that has helped reduce 500 tons CO2-eq emissions daily, Delhi power minister Satyendar Jain said. “Immediately...

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World Economic Forum to build blockchain platform for responsible sourcing of metals

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

The World Economic Forum (WEF), a non-profit organization committed to improving the state of the world, has launched a blockchain initiative, aimed at responsible sourcing of metals. The effort, dubbed the Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative, will experiment, design and...

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BASIC ministers call for comprehensive implementation of Paris climate deal

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 29, 2019

Environment ministers of the BASIC countries have called for "comprehensive" implementation of the Paris climate deal amid threats by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from it. They also called on the developed nations to deliver on their commitment to provide USD 100...

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Indian refiners' crude processing falls 6.9% in Sept year-on-year

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 23, 2019

India’s crude processing in September fell 6.89% from a year earlier, its biggest decline since June, as refiners shut units for maintenance and fuel upgrades, provisional government data showed on Tuesday. India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer and consumer, has set...

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Indian Railways to become 'net zero' carbon emitter by 2030

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

New Delhi: As part of India’s strategy to combat climate change, Indian Railways will become "net zero" carbon emitter by 2030, said railways and commerce minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday. India is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after the US and China, and is among...

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Delhi: E-vehicles to have fixed parking spots

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 16, 2019

NEW DELHI: To make electric vehicles popular, the municipal corporations are now mulling over reserving spots and setting up charging stations in parking lots. South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) would be reserving five spots for electric vehicles in each of its parking...

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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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77 nations commit to cut emissions to net zero by 2050

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 25, 2019

Major announcements by governments including India, France, Germany, the UK along with private sector leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit boosted climate action momentum, and demonstrated growing recognition that the pace of climate action must be rapidly accelerated. A...

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