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Fashion Industry Explores a Revolutionary Solution to Clean Wastewater

The fashion industry is known for its disastrous impact on the environment in recent times. In fact, it is considered as the second-largest polluter in the world after the oil industry. A major resource that suffers because of this is water. The fashion industry uses up a large amount of water and also contaminates a...

Praj and ARAI come together to drive advanced biofuels

The transportation sector is the single largest consumer of imported crude oil and natural gas for petroleum products. With a growing population of vehicles across all modes of transport (surface, air and marine), it is also the third-largest source of GHG emissions as per world energy statistics data. As a signatory to Paris summit to...

CSR News: Dalmia Bharat Group wins FICCI CSR Award

Dalmia Bharat Group has won an award for Environment Sustainability at 18th FICCI CSR award ceremony, organized by FICCI. The award recognizes efforts of companies in integrating and internalizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Government of India graced the ceremony as Chief Guest and presented the...
Nature Conservation Day

Nature Conservation Day: Why We Need to Conserve Nature

The Dalai Lama has said, “Conservation is not merely a question of morality, but a question of our own survival.” The message reflects the importance of conservation of nature. Humans today may consider themselves as superior beings. But in reality, they do not have the capacity to survive without nature. They rely on various resources...

Alliance launches project Aviral to cut plastic waste in Ganga river

In recent years, the amount of plastic waste has drastically increased in India. More specifically, this increase is affecting the two cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh. The boom in visitor numbers (before the pandemic) was increasingly leading to unmanageable amounts of plastic waste. Coinciding with Conservation Day 2020, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste...

Climate Change Impact: New York City Classified as Sub Tropical Climate Zone

The classification of climatic zones generally relies on geographic conditions of the area. This is because the location and its environment play a major role in the determination of its climate. In lieu of this, New York City has always been classified as a humid continental climatic zone. However, climate change, human activities and...

World Conservation Day 2020: Global Corporate Stewardship

Corporate stewardship is as much part of global conservation of nature as environmental organisations, the UNEP and governments. As World Nature Conservation Day 2020 approaches, we shine the lights on corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of global companies like the De Beers Group, HP, Intel and L’Oréal in protecting forests and wildlife. 1. Forevermark and...
Applied Materials

Applied Materials expands on ESG scope with series of 10-year initiatives

In a keynote address at the 50th annual SEMICON West, Applied Materials, Inc. president and CEO Gary Dickerson unveiled how the company is expanding the scope of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments with a series of 10-year initiatives that will be driven within the company and in collaboration with suppliers, customers and...

What can we learn from previous disease outbreaks?

Given that COVID-19 is only one of a series of emerging zoonoses, the experiences of the disease outbreaks in the past can inform strategies for the future. Overall efforts to strengthen systems for prevention, detection and response to emerging infectious diseases in Asia have had mixed results. Significant investment has been made by development partners...

APSEZ is first Indian port to sign up for Science-Based Targets

Strengthening India’s commitment to the 'Paris Climate Agreement’, APSEZ (Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone) has signed up for the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). What is Science Based Targets initiative? The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the...

Now you can clean up Corbett by adopting a village

Over 200,000 tourists came to Corbett Tiger Reserve in 2019 and left behind a mountain of waste for local villages to deal with. In January 2020, a tigress and her cubs were photographed chewing plastic drums in Corbett, but this is just one of the countless unnoticed incidents over the years. Imagine a national park...

Engaging businesses to tackle marine plastic waste

In every marine and coastal environment on earth, plastic litter threatens the environment, human health, and business. The threat has been exacerbated by a spike in the use of single-use plastics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the High-Level Political Forum this week, UNEP within its Global Programme of Action for the Protection of...

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