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Plastic CSR

The universally dreaded plastic waste is now acquiring some ‘good-reuse-karma’. Upcycling techniques have generated a great potential to design more sustainable CSR initiatives that can help clean up plastic waste, create useful products & generate fair trade employment opportunities

Modi At BRICS: Slowdown A Challenge For Sustainability

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has left for Brazil to attend the sixth BRICS submit to be held in Brazil. The theme of the high-profile summit this year is ‘Inclusive growth and Sustainable Development’ – echoing a key plank of the new government. READ the statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office before he left for...

No More Corporate Tree Plantations Please!

Environment journalist and author of Green Wars Bahar Dutt spells out some Dos and Don’ts for corporates gearing up to spend their mandatory 2% on wp

Green Bonds Come To Town: The Latest In Climate-Friendly Investment

IN the throes of a worldwide recession in 2008, when investors had limited reliable fixed income investment options, and fewer still that specifically supported environment-friendly projects, the World Bank Treasury issued its first green bond. Green bonds, an increasingly popular source of finance worldwide, are fixed income, liquid financial instruments that are exclusively used...

Modi-Obama Meet: ‘Pressure On Govts To Tackle Climate Change’

NEW DELHI: In a day replete with goodwill symbolism, climate change became one of the key focus areas as US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi emerged from their first bilateral meet in New Delhi. Addressing the news media, both the leaders said they had worked on a series of...

The Green I Contest

Hyderabad, Young Indians (Yi) is an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Yi was formed in 2002 with an objective of creating a platform for young Indians to realize the dream of a developed nation. Yi...

Treasuring Water

A PIL has been moved in the Delhi High Court recently seeking directions to the city government and its authorities to urgently take steps for making Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) compulsory in the National capital. The petition, filed by advocate R K Kapoor, contends that the authorities should “make it compulsory for all cooperative and...

Desalination Plants To Produce Fresh Water In Lakshwadeep

THE Low Temperature Thermal Desalination (LTTD) technology indigenously developed and demonstrated by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) is found suitable for the Lakshadweep islands, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr. Jitendra Singh has informed the Rajya Sabha. The thermal...

First Meeting Of Joint Working Group On Climate Change

MINISTER of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar met the United States’ Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern. The meeting between the two key principals was followed by the first Meeting of the Joint Working Group on combating Climate Change. Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar said that in view of the 2015 agreement...

Sustainable Luxury: Yes, It’s Possible!

THE notion of luxury harkens comfort, excess, decadence. ‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’ it rarely is. Indeed, one often feel sustainability and luxury cannot go hand in hand. But in an attempt to turn this conventional notion on its head is the Taj group of hotels. Recently, nine Taj properties were awarded with Gold Certification by...

Allcargo Logistics: Not Just Another Tree Plantation

Allcargo Logistics, through its in-house NGO Avashya Foundation has succesfuly executed an extensive tree plantation drive in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Gorai village of Mumbai. In collaboration with NGO Jaag, the team has planted over 200 trees in Sanjay Gandhi National Park and 250 trees in Gorai in the first phase of their environment sustainability...

Financing Offshore Wind

AHEAD of the Union Budget, the ministry of New and Renewable Energy is batting for several incentives for the wind power industry including providing additional funding, steps to increase the corpus under National Clean Energy Fund, enforcement of renewable purchase obligation and timely payment of electricity generated from wind projects are on the table...

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