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Aiming for Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 – IAG

The transportation industry is responsible for a major chunk of carbon emissions in the world. Aviation accounts for about 2% of emissions. The impact of the aviation industry has been increasing in recent years. In fact, according to a European Commission (EC) fact sheet, if global aviation were a country, it would rank among...
Aravali Range

India to Build 1400 Km Green Wall From Porbandar to Panipat

The Aravali range of India has been in the news for the longest time now for all the wrong reasons. Located close to the Thar desert, the green mountain range has been identified as one of the main degraded zones in the country, as a result of an increase in dust storms in the...
Aarey forest

Aarey Row: Supreme Court Order Comes After 98% Trees Already Hacked

In a victory for green activists, the Supreme Court yesterday ordered status quo in the Aarey tree felling case, ordering the Maharashtra government not to cut down any more trees till the next hearing on October 21. Observing that it “appeared Aarey was a forest at some point of time”, the court asked the...
Stubble Burning

Using Technology to Combat Stubble Burning

Technology has played a tremendous role in finding innovative solutions for tackling pollution across the world. Adding yet another feather in its cap, technology has figured out a way to tackle the stubble burning incidents in the neighbouring areas of Delhi. Air pollution in Delhi has been ranked as the highest in the world. A...
Section 144 imposed at Aarey

CSR: Aarey Row Escalates, Section 144 Imposed

The apathy of the authorities, judiciary, influencers, corporates and ministries concerned towards the daylight murder of Mumbai city's only forest is perhaps summed up in influential actor Amitabh Bachchan's recent tweet. Otherwise recognised as a sensible and articulate personality, Bachchan had tweeted: “Friend of mine had a medical emergency, decided to take METRO instead...

CSR: This Film Production House Says No To Single-Use Plastic

Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts towards a clean and green India is Chrome Pictures, a Mumbai-based production house behind the Bollywood blockbuster, Badhaai Ho. Its management is making a conscious effort to ensure that their offices, studios, and film sets are being adapted and improvised in order to minimise single-use plastic. Says co-founder Aleya...
Adani power plant

Govt Dilutes Pollution Norms That All Power Plants Except Adani’s Were Complying With

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has given in-principle approval for relaxing air pollution standards for coal-fired thermal power plants. The decision was taken on May 17, 2019 in a meeting chaired by the ministry’s joint secretary, Ritesh Kumar Singh. Authorised documents accessed by The Wire reveal that for a long time,...

CSR: Three Things Businesses Can Do To Adapt Climate Change

The effects of climate change are increasingly visible. Storms, droughts, fires, and flooding have become stronger and more frequent. Global ecosystems are changing, including the natural resources and agriculture on which humanity depends. The 2018 intergovernmental report on climate change estimated that the world will face catastrophic consequences unless global greenhouse gas emissions are eliminated...

Tata AIA Life Insurance goes from protecting people’s future to protecting the environment

At a time when global warming is wreaking havoc in the country, in the form of flooding, droughts, air pollution, water pollution, there is a dire need to take concrete measures to fight climate change that is impacting every nation and living creatures globally. Addressing environmental concerns stemming from global warming, Tata AIA Life...

CSR: Protecting The Endangered Asiatic Lion

Three months after at least 20 lions in Gujarat succumbed to a virus, the Centre and the Gujarat governments announced a Asiatic Lion Conservation Project. The Asiatic Lion is listed as ‘Endangered’ under the IUCN Red List. It is exposed to severe threats in the Gir region like shrinking habitat, vulnerability to diseases, death...

Ambition Loop To Tackle Climate Change

Considering the fact that the governments across the world are lagging behind in meeting the SDG targets, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted warming in excess of 3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of this century if ambitions do not increase. At the Climate Action Summit during the annual...

CSR: Fridays For Future unites students around the world in climate strike

The global climate strike, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, kicked off in the Pacific islands and followed the rising sun across Australia, Japan, Southeast Asia and then Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In 2018, Greta Thunberg, teen climate activist, sat for three weeks outside the Swedish Parliament to protest against a lack...

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