CSE initiates pilot study on real time ambient air source apportionment in Delhi-NCR

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in association with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the leading instrumentation company Horiba, Ltd has launched a pilot study on real time source apportionment of PM2.5 (particulate matter below 2,5 micron in size) in Delhi-NCR. The objective of this study is to identify the signature of various […]

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POWERED Accelerator Selects Nine Women to be a Part of its Second Cohort

POWERED Accelerator has selected nine women to be a part of its Second Cohort and will offer them financial and business support to help them develop their businesses and deliver access to energy solutions across India. The Powered accelerator programme, spread over three months will include mentorship in various domains, one-on-one interactions with industry experts […]

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Govt diverted Kolkata-sized forest land for projects including hydro, wind in past 3 yrs

The Indian government has diverted over 20,000 hectares (the size of Kolkata) of forest area for developmental activities such as mining, thermal power plants, dams, road, wind energy projects, railways and irrigation projects in the past three years (2015-18) across India. According to the official data revealed by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in […]

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European Bank issues debut 600 million euro 5-year Global Green Bond

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) issued its debut EUR-denominated Green Bond benchmark, a 5-year €600 million Global transaction. The new issue is due on 10 January 2024, pays a coupon of 0.000% and priced with a spread of 13bps through mid-swaps, equivalent to +39.9 bps over the OBL 0.000% October 2023. BofA Merrill […]

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Morocco rates high in climate-change performance index

Morocco has been named the second-best performing country after Sweden in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). Sweden was in top position, followed by Morocco and Lithuania in the CCPI 2019. The bottom five in the list were Saudi Arabia, the US, Iran, South Korea and Taiwan. The North African country significantly increased the share […]

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Highlights of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the year 2018

The year 2018 was a testimony to India’s leadership and commitment on environmental issues as the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was awarded the United Nation’s highest environmental honour – Champions of the Earth Award. The UN recognised the Prime Minister in the Policy Leadership category for his bold environmental leadership on the global stage. […]

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India making rapid progress on green energy, climate change mitigation: Harsh Vardhan

India is in the forefront of handling climate change and global warming for the whole world, with the country making rapid progress vis-a-vis various green energy efforts, Union Minister for Environment and Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan said on Saturday. “…in all these activities which will directly contribute to mitigation and adaptation efforts and handling […]

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Commitments to climate actions made by more than 9,000 cities: UN yearbook

Commitments to climate actions have been made by more than 9,000 cities from 128 countries, around 240 states and regions from over 40 countries and more than 6,000 businesses in 120 countries representing $36 trillion, says a UN yearbook for 2018. Making commitments is only the first step towards the transformations necessary to achieve the […]

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Climate Change: Why are We having this Discussion?

October has been a busy time for headline news on climate change. The month started off with two major announcements within hours of one another. The Nobel Prize Committee issued the award for economic sciences to William Nordhaus, “for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis,”and Paul Romer, “for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic […]

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India terms “positive” the outcome of climate talks in Poland

India termed “positive” the outcome of climate talks in Poland as it sets nations on the path for successful implementation of the historic Paris Agreement, and asserted it engaged in the negotiations”constructively” while protecting the country’s key interests. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries earlier Sunday finalised a set of rules that will make the 2015 […]

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