SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
UN hails India for championing phase-out of single-use plastics
In a letter to Environment Secretary C K Mishra, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Deputy Executive Secretary Joyce Msuya commended India for its leadership of the 13th conference under the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS COP 13).
Asia Pacific region not even moving in the right direction, UN body on Sustainable Development Goals
The real GDP per capita growth in the As...
Kerala, Himachal top sustainable development goals index
India's composite score improved from 57 in 2018 to 60 in 2019-20 with major success...
Stubble burning, construction waste still major concerns: Survey
About 178 million tonnes of surplus crop residues are available in the country. Burning of these residues leads to rise in pollutant levels. Unscientific disposal of C&D waste is one of the key contributors to the air and water pollution and the annual consumption of construction materials (sand, soil and stone) in India is estimated to be 3,100 million tonnes.
India's march towards SDGs anchored in investing in human capital, inclusive growth: Eco Survey
Scaling up development programmes for improving connectivity, providing housing and bridging gender gaps in socio-economic indicators is of paramount importance for sustainable development.
View: Climate change distress should reflect in budget 2020
Science shows that impacts of unchecked warming will be felt more keenly in countries like India. A recent report by the environmental think tank Germanwatch ranks India as the fifth-most vulnerable country in terms of extreme weather events. Studies show that the current level of efforts to slow down global warming will see average temperatures in India rise by 1-2° C by 2050.
Not fiscal stimulus, alternate measures needed to boost economy: Rajiv Kumar
Kumar also said growth-enhancing measures are the need of the hour to achieve India's potential growth rate of 7-8 per cent per annum. He attributed the current slowdown to low investment, muted consumption expenditure and lagging exports.
Top CEOs commit to support developing core set of universal ESG disclosures
Announcing the initiative, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said 140 of the world's largest companies support effort to develop a core set of common metrics and disclosures on non-financial factors to their investors and other stakeholders.
India needs $2.64 tn investment to meet SDGs by 2030: Report
India needs a whopping USD 2.64 trillion investment to meet the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs), offering the private sector an investment opportunity of over USD 1.12 trillion by 2030, according to a report.
Why the world needs India to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Sustainable Development Goals In the year 2000, world leaders promised to halve extreme poverty by 2015 with a global plan called the Millennium Development ...
Over 1,000 experts call for global action on 'depleting' groundwater
In a statement, the group noted that groundwater represents 99 per cent of the Earth's freshwater. This makes it critical for supplying drinking water, ensuring food security, adapting to climate variability, supporting biodiversity, sustaining surface water bodies and meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Niti Aayog to hold consultation on population policy and family planning programme
The Aayog has partnered with the Population Foundation of India to bring the best minds together for discussion. The proposals will form part of the NITI Aayog working paper that will outline the roadmap to helpa achieve India’s vision of attaining population stabilization, as voiced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech this year.
Have advised states to charge water fee for infra upkeep: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
"In 6 lakh villages, ensuring drinking water supply will generate new employment as plumbing will be required everywhere. Sustainable development goals apart, the Jal Jeevan Mission provides a huge oppotunity for business and for employment, " Jal Shakti minister said.
Pakistan skips inaugural SCO meet on quake ops, may join today
Shah said none of the global targets on reducing disaster losses, whether enshrined in the Sendai Framework or Sustainable Development Goals, could be met by 2030, unless achieved by the SCO countries.
Infosys awarded UN award in 'climate neutral now' category
Every year, the United Nations honours outstanding achievements in combating climate change through the Climate Action Awards.
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