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India to Host International Meet on Disaster Risk Reduction

India will host the Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction (AMCDRR) next month which will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe the practices in the region's development narrative. This is the first AMCDRR after the advent of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), adopted at the third UN World Conference in Sendai,...

UN Conference Adopts New Urban Development Agenda At Habitat III

Habitat III, a major conference on the future of the world’s cities and towns, held every 20 years wrapped up in Quito Ecuador on October 20. The conference marked adoption of ‘New Urban Development Agenda’, a framework aimed to set world on a course towards sustainable urban development by rethinking how cities are planned,...

Discovery Communications To Conserve One Million Acre Tiger Sites in India & Bhutan

Discovery Communications announced partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to protect and increase the wild tiger population. ‘Project C.A.T- Conserving Acres For Tigers’ aims to help conserve nearly one million acres of protected habitat in India and Bhutan. In the last century alone, the wild tiger population has dropped an astonishing 96%, to less than...

MyRight: Independence From Animal Cruelty

“The greatness of a nation is judged by the way it treats its animals,” believed Mahatma Gandhi. He played a crucial role in freeing India from the clutches of the British rule and giving the country an ‘independent status’. Far from his vision of greatness, animals of India however are still struggling to experience...

Clean Ganga Fund Received Rs 132 Crores As Donation

The Clean Ganga Fund (CGF) launched by the NDA government as part of its ambitious mission to clean the river has received more than Rs 132 crore in donations. “An amount of Rs 132,43,81,681 has been received in Clean Ganga Fund from residents, NRIs, public sector undertakings and private cooperatives till June 30,” said Minister...

MyRight: Independence From Environmental Degradation

Blessed with rich natural treasure, India has it all. From lush green hills to deserts, dense forests to snow clad mountains; the country has a wide-ranging variety of ecological topographies. However with the passage of time, these terrains are being risked against ‘development’. In the current technology-driven era of urbanisation, environment and environmental protection laws...

Ensuring Dignified Adieu To Lord Ganesha

Amidst the exquisite fanfare in the past 11 days, the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities have now come to an end. Made using Plaster of Paris (PoP), lakhs of idols were immersed in water bodies which further floated back to shores in broken pieces as they did not dissolve. The festival is celebrated across the country in...

Plantation Drives: A Strong Lever to Push the Green Coverage

It is over six months since the entire world came together, discussed and agreed to reduce carbon footprints. On December 12, 2015 at the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21), all parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change have agreed to combat climate change and push for a sustainable low carbon future. It...

Future Generali Adopts 7 Hamlets In Rural Maharashtra For Clean Lighting

In its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project in Maharashtra, Future Generali India Life Insurance adopted seven hamlets in Jalgaon block of Buldhana district to provide clean lighting. This project has been launched in partnership with The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) to provide clean lighting to un-electrified households through the Light a Billion Lives...

Tata Steel and Task Force Reach out on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

Tata Steel in collaboration with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) organised an outreach programme with industry experts to deliberate on how to manage risks and opportunities related to climate change. Objectives of the Task Force, Phase I report released earlier this year, set out its remit and principles of effective disclosures and...

‘Together for Sustainability’ Launch Their India Chapter

Together for Sustainability (TfS), an initiative by global chemical companies to adopt sustainability measures and supply chains in chemical companies recently launched formally in India. A day long summit was organised in Mumbai in this regard. The summit aimed at building awareness around the importance of creating a sustainable supply chain in the chemical Industry....

A ‘Nudge’ in the Swachh Direction

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is probably the most talked about Government Initiative in recent years. The plan, as stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to build 12 crore toilets and eradicate open defecation by 2019, a year marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The reason this plan is so significant is the...

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