IFC, HDFC Partners to Promote Affordable Green Housing Finance for Low-income Borrowers in India

Low- and middle-income borrowers will be able to own homes with improved access to finance, thanks to a new investment aiming to boost affordable housing finance in India, while supporting the country’s climate goals by focusing on green affordable housing. IFC’s $250 million loan to HDFC Ltd—India’s largest housing finance company—will support its moves to grow its affordable housing […]

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The momentum of climate action can be accelerated when there is enough financial support: Yadav

The momentum of climate action can be accelerated only when there is enough financial and technological support to developing nations, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Friday. Speaking virtually on the second and concluding day of the 16 th Environment Ministerial Meeting of G20 countries, Yadav sought that the grouping must respond to the […]

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Poor operation and maintenance of water harvesting threatening water security in Yavatmal: Study

According to a study by the Institute for Sustainable Communities water security in Yavatmal district could be at risk if steps are not taken to revive and renovate water harvesting and recharge structures. The report titled “Water Harvesting and Recharge Structures in Yavatmal District: A Status Check” examines the current status of the water harvesting and recharge structures and measures their effectiveness based on an analysis of the […]

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Vedanta Aluminium invites waste-to-wealth partnerships with cement industry for low-carbon products

Vedanta Aluminium Business invites partnerships from cement producers for using its by-products for manufacturing low-carbon cement. The company expressed its interest for long-term collaboration with cement industry players on opportunities of using fly ash (a by-product in thermal power generation) and bauxite residue (a by-product of producing alumina from bauxite) in cement manufacturing, in a […]

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Climate-focused investors give warm welcome to EU masterplan

European Union climate masterplan to raise the cost of pollution and eliminate emissions is a step towards a single carbon price that many investors striving to make companies more sustainable say can help to engineer deeper change. In its biggest climate package yet, the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, on Wednesday announced 13 policy […]

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NTPC invites online bids for EPC Package of Waste to Energy Facility in Varanasi

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited has invited online bids on a “two-stage” bidding basis for the EPC Package of Waste to Energy Facility at Ramna, Varanasi. The bid commenced on 22nd June 2021 and will conclude on 27th July 2021. The Varanasi Waste to Energy (WTE) facility is expected […]

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Ball Corporation Announces New Sustainability Goals, focus on renewables and recycling

Ball Corporation, one of the leading suppliers of sustainable aluminum packaging and aerospace technologies, has announced 2030 sustainability goals focused on enhancing product stewardship and social impact to create value for stakeholders, together with a vision on how industry partners can collaborate to achieve a fully circular aluminum beverage packaging system. Ball’s new global sustainability […]

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NREL Examines Food Disposal Methods as More Landfills Prepare To Shut Down

The expected decline in the number of landfills across the United States coupled with bans on disposing large amounts of organic waste in landfills that have been enacted in multiple states has prompted researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to examine other ways to grapple with the issue […]

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World Bank Group Increases Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries

The World Bank Group has announced its new Climate Change Action Plan that aims to deliver record levels of climate finance to developing countries, reduce emissions, strengthen adaptation, and align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Action Plan for 2021-25 broadens World Bank Group efforts from investing in “green” projects to helping countries […]

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