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Warriors Of The Greens

The Maharashtra government has launched its project, the Green Army, one of the biggest plantation drives the nation has ever seen. Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance and Forest Department, urges people to plant as many as 50 crore plants in the state. All citizens are encouraged to participate in this initiative.

Drones for Mapping Rural Areas

India is gravitating towards an urge to track growth and evaluate impact across urban and rural areas. Evidence based decisions are increasingly becoming critical to interventions and delivery of services. In such a scenario, access to reliable grassroots data becomes crucial for holistic and inclusive policy making and successful implementation. The first mile problem is...

Green Finance Charter Signed With European Development Finance Institutions

An investment symposium on ‘The Opportunity of Green Finance in India’ was recently organised where the four banks signed a charter to champion green finance in India. YES Bank, FMO (the Development Bank of the Netherlands), along with DEG (the Development Bank of Germany) and Proparco (the Development Bank of France), signed the charter. Through...

Binding Issue Of Heat Wave On The Rise

Due to climate change, the frequency of heat waves has increased in the 21st century, more so in the South Asian countries. India has been very vulnerable in this respect, with Indo-Gangetic plains being largely afflicted.

Growth Of Unconventional Energy Resources In India

The process and benefits of developing solar energy are still not understood by people, which gives rise to hesitation in investment and adaptability. It is a widely unexplored area, which can save money, pollution and can result in greater scientific and economic development.

Making Clear Blue A Reality: World Ocean Day

Not just on days like these, but the way of life needs to change so it can protect what has been naturally created. On the occasion of World Ocean Day, let's pledge to make conservation and sustainability a lifestyle, not a habit.

A Revolution is Brewing!

As a developing country India has huge potential towards harnessing technology for good, Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, makes the case.

From Veggies To Cars: Ethical Consumerism On The Rise In Asia

Climate change, water scarcity and dwindling natural resources are just a few of the serious, long-term environmental challenges facing many countries across Asia Pacific, causing consumers to seek out eco-friendly goods and services. As consumers begin flexing their socially-minded muscles at the cash register, they are demanding more from the brands they buy. For Ford Motor Company, this rising demand...

Our Last Chance And Only Choice: World Environment Day

Today, human beings have become relatively preoccupied in the drudgery of the daily grind. This leaves little time to connect with nature and in turn with ourselves. The 43rd World Environment Day presents people with an opportunity to connect with nature. Let's explore how far we have reached as a global society, in our...
Bamboo, Sustainability, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Innovation

Innovation Married To Sustainability. Are You There Yet?

Pick the odd one out: carbon fiber, steel, bamboo. The answer, of course, is none of them. You’ve probably sat on it, built with it, and maybe even eaten it, but did you know that your car could be next to benefit from bamboo – one of the world’s strongest natural materials? While big investment in research has led...

India Cancels Plans For Huge Coal Power Stations As Solar Energy Prices Hit Record Low

India has cancelled plans to build nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations – about the same as the total amount in the UK – with the price for solar electricity “free falling” to levels once considered impossible. Analyst Tim Buckley said the shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel and towards solar in India...

Versova Beach Issue Resolved, But What Is Next?

Part of the city's coastal flora and fauna, the Versova beach in Mumbai's western suburbs, is one of the dirtiest beaches. Starting in October 2015, the world's biggest beach cleaning initiative took 85 weeks to get completed. Afroz Shah, a lawyer at Bombay High Court, started off with his 84-year-old neighbour Harbansh Mathur. "The...
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