Weather alarms highlight need to accelerate low-carbon economy

With India too witnessing a change in its weather patterns, researchers believe climate change may not only challenge the country’s conventional development pathways but also pose a serious threat to its economy. Considering that climate change is the single biggest existential threat the country faces today, they say greenhouse gas reduction must happen immediately and […]

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Brazil cuts greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation below 2020 targets

Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday. Brazil reduced its emission from deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by 610 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), compared to its 2020 target of 564 million tonnes. In […]

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Are environmental issues finally an important part of India’s election discourse?

Will environmental issues finally bask in the electoral limelight? If events across some of the major Indian cities in the past few years are to go by, it is definitely the time for green issues to shine. The environmental issues plaguing the internet-savvy electorate as well as the poor sections of these major cities may finally become […]

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UN Environment chief lauds India’s efforts to use solar energy, curb plastics

The UN’s environment chief has lauded India’ efforts to meet its energy needs through solar energy and curb use of plastics but said that countries still need to do lot more to protect the planet. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim said 2017 is “the first year in human history” when more electricity […]

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IFC Invests in Bank OCBC NISP for Pioneering Green Bond

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has committed US$150 million in a green bond issued by PT. Bank OCBC NISP Tbk (“Bank OCBC NISP”), one of Indonesia’s largest private sector banks. The bond is the first ever green bond issued by a commercial bank in Indonesia, delivering a new source of green financing […]

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CIAL bags United Nations highest Environmental honour

CIAL has been selected for the Champion of Earth Prize -2018, the highest environmental honour instituted by United Nations. CIAL is honoured for its successful execution of one of the revolutionary ideas of using solar energy which made Cochin Airport a first in the world fully powered by it. A communiqué signed by Erik Solheim, United […]

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India’s carbon-dioxide emissions will rise to 3.8-3.9 gigatonnes by 2030: Study

India’s carbon-dioxide emissions will rise to 3.8-3.9 gigatonnes by 2030 not 3.8-4.9 gigatonnes as was projected earlier, which is consistent with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) pledge made at the 2015 Paris summit, according to a study by an Indian think-tank. According to the study by the Centre for Policy Research, even if emissions reach […]

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Jakson Group Initiates Environment Conservation Project in Aravalli Hills

Jakson Group began work on an environment conservation project in the Aravalli Hills with a tree plantation drive in Faridabad, Haryana. The drive organized in association with ‘Save the Aravalli Trust’ is part of a larger environmental conservation project by Jakson Group called ‘City Forest’ under which an area measuring 2 acres of land in […]

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Hardly anything done to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

Voicing dissatisfaction over the steps taken by the Uttarakhand government to clean the Ganga, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today said the situation was extraordinarily bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice A K Goel said despite claims by authorities, the work done […]

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