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India, Denmark to hold meeting to chalk out action plan against climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 11, 2019

India and Denmark will hold a joint working group meeting in New Delhi to chalk out mutually beneficial programs over the next two years as a part of their efforts towards climate change, Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. The...

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Govt working on satellite mechanism to monitor forestation, says Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

A satellite-based mechanism to monitor areas under green cover and the growth of saplings planted there is being developed by the government, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. The Environment minister said some states have made significant...

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No Central funds for Delhi under 'National Clean Air Programme'

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The national capital facing severe air pollution has not received any funds from the Centre under the 'National Clean Air Programme' despite being among the 102 non-attainment cities, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. Calling air pollution as one of the biggest global...

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On World Ozone Day, India’s Cooling Action Plan gets UN applaud

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2019

At an event to mark the World Ozone Day 2019 in New Delhi, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Babul Supriyo said that the World Ozone Day offers an opportunity to focus global attention and action on the vital environmental issue of...

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"The economic basis for emissions trading is to ensure that the costs of reducing pollution are minimized"

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 29, 2019

In conversation with Sustainability Outlook, Dr. Anant Sudarshan, South Asia Director of Energy Policy Institute of Chicago (EPIC), gives us insights on Surat’s pilot cap-and-trade program. EPIC has played a...

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80% of 1.5 lakh metric tonne daily garbage remains exposed, untreated

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 22, 2019

India is getting buried under mounds of garbage as the country has been generating more than 1.50 lakh metric tonne (MT) of solid waste every day. Worse - approximately 90 per cent (1,35,000 MT...

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Environment Ministry to Use Mahindra Electric Cars for Official Use to Combat Air Pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 4, 2019

The Environment Ministry has acquired electric cars for official use, a move aimed at reducing air pollution. According to ministry sources, five electric cars have been acquired on a trial...

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Ban ROs where dissolved solids in water below 500 mg/litre, NGT tells govt

By : Sustainability ..., May 31, 2019

In a bid to regulate the use of RO purifiers, NGT has directed the government to prohibit them where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 mg per litre and sensitise public about...

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Green ministry notice to Delhi's Okhla waste plant after protests

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 22, 2019

The Union ministry of environment forest and climate change has issued a show-cause notice to the Okhla waste-to-energy plant for violation of the environmental clearance. ...

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Commitment to Appropriate Waste Disposal is Need of the Hour: CII

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 28, 2019

CII Uttarakhand State Council with its Centre of Excellence CESD (CII–ITC Centre for Excellence and Sustainable Development) organised a One Day Training Programme on Waste Management Rules and...

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