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...
Bettering women’s lives a social investment: Irani at ET GBS 2020
Improving lives of women should be seen as social investment, women & child development and textiles minister Smriti Irani said in an interaction with ET Now’s Nayantara Rai at The Economic Times Global Business Summit on Saturday.
Developed nations not acting on reducing carbon emissions: Prakash Javadekar
Speaking at the 20th edition of the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS), the minister said since 1990, "the world has reduced annual carbon emissions only by half per cent and a lot needs to be done."
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.
WUD shifts to online learning to combat COVID-19 disruption
WUD is using technology enabled AI, Supervision Technologies and Video Conference and other tools to enable virtual learning.
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.
California sets goal to double clean energy by 2030
The state's Public Utilities Commission set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 46 million metric tons by 2030, 56 per cent below 1990 levels.
India, Norway pledge to address issue of marine plastic litter, microplastics
On Sunday, meeting on the sidelines of 13th meeting of the Convention on Migratory Species being held in Gandhinagar, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Norway’s Environment Minister Sveinung Rotevan kicked of the “super year” for the environment with a joint effort.
SmartCity Kochi wins award for its go-green efforts
Known to be the best of the best within the facility management sector, the honour - FM Excellence Award for 2019- 2020 - comes from the Infrastructure, Facility, Human Resource and Realty Association (iNFHRA) that enables government and industry bodies to deliberate on policy issues.
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