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How Nature-Based Solutions Can Help in Addressing the Root Causes of Climate Change

The Decade of Action (2020-2029) began with a bang. After facing the warmest decade on record (2010-2019), the hopes of getting some relief were quickly dashed by the Covid-19 crisis. And although the pandemic-induced lockdown provided a breather to natural ecosystems and allowed them to thrive, the situation was only temporary. Before the year...
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Why trade needs to be climate-smart

The Asia-Pacific region is now the largest emitter of GHGs in absolute terms. However, a new UN report ‘Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2021’ (APTIR) reveals significant room for all economies in the region to make their trade and investment more climate-smart. Barriers to trade in environmental goods are more prevalent than barriers to trade...
Neeraj Akhoury, MD & CEO, Ambuja Cements Limited

Ambuja Cements Limited develops Science Based Targets in line with its Net Zero emission ambition

Ambuja Cements Limited, following the lead of the Holcim group, has developed and been validated its 2030 carbon emission reduction targets by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) aligned with the reductions required to limit global warming to well below 2°C. The company has signed the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” pledge joining the Race to...
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Tata Chemicals celebrates National Wildlife Week 2021 by conducting knowledge sessions

As India celebrated National Wildlife Week, intending to raise awareness about the long-term goals of protecting the wildlife of the country, Tata Chemicals reaffirmed its commitment towards this goal by organising various knowledge-generating sessions throughout the entire week. Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development, the CSR arm of Tata Chemicals, with its biodiversity team recently...
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Climate change conference TEDx Gateway Countdown 2021 scheduled for October 31, 2021

TEDxGateway, an independently organized TED event and the Government of Maharashtra have today announced TEDx Gateway Countdown 2021, a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis and turning ideas into action. Scheduled on 31st October 2021 from 4pm IST, this virtual event brings together an array of speakers encompassing climate...
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CSR campaign nurtures Mangrove Ambassadors

Biodiversity and mangrove conservation have moved far beyond a philanthropic endeavour to a fully devoted department – the Wetlands Management Services Team at Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group. These skilled professionals have been undertaking significant conservation initiatives with a three-pronged strategy of promoting academic research, driving conservation and building...
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Google Updates its Core Products to make Sustainability Convenient for Customers

Google has launched a suite of changes to many of its core products, with an aim to help consumers make sustainable choices more easily. After claiming the title of being the first major company to reach carbon neutrality made changes in its products to make its customers more mindful about the carbon emissions they...
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How to scale your Solar Power System needs and get the best services

On a scientific level the sun emits what's known as solar radiation, which is also called electromagnetic radiation. While the sun shines every day, the amount of solar radiation that reaches any one point on Earth's surface changes. Radiation captured by solar technologies is then converted into useful energy. Photovoltaic (PV) is used in solar...
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Top Indian Companies that have Committed to Invest in Clean Energy

As the world makes attempts to combat global warming and climate change, corporates across the world are compelled to invest more in acquiring and producing clean energy. This is especially considering the fact that the corporates hold significant responsibility for increased carbon emissions because of the use of fossil fuel for their operations. Comprehending...
Water reservoir at Vedanta Jharsuguda, Odisha

Vedanta Aluminium Business recycles 16.5 billion litres of water in financial year 2020-21

Vedanta Aluminium Business, India’s largest producer of aluminium and value-added products, has recycled 16.5 billion litres of water in FY 20-21, leveraging technology for focused control and monitoring of water consumption. The water-saving projects across its Alumina Refinery, Aluminium Smelters and Power Plants have alone resulted in water conservation to the tune of 700...
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CSR versus Core-Business Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability are being used by businesses interchangeably. While the government of India envisioned CSR to catalyse philanthropic effort among businesses, sustainability – or core-business sustainability – entails transforming a company’s business model to achieve sustainability outcomes. Core business sustainability refers to the integration of the principles of sustainability into the business’s...
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Food Waste Could Change the Future of Fashion, Says New Report

Rice straw, banana stems and other agricultural waste could soon go from farmer’s fields to the fashion runway. A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fiber textiles at scale. Spinning Future Threads, from the Institute for Sustainable Communities...

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