World’s largest investors set 5-year portfolio decarbonization targets

30 among the world’s largest investors with $5 trillion assets under management have collectively agreed on concrete portfolio decarbonization targets that follow the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 °C scenario for the next five years. UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance members will implement deep greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in the 16% to 29% […]

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‘Green war room’ inaugurated to monitor pollution levels in Delhi this winter

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday inaugurated a ‘green war room’ at the Delhi Secretariat to monitor pollution levels in the city this winter. The minister said a 10-member team has been set up to monitor the levels of primary pollutants, measures taken to curb pollution and status of complaints received through Green Delhi […]

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India’s sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions decline by six per cent in 2019

India’s sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions, which contribute to air pollution, recorded a significant decline of approximately six per cent in 2019 as compared to 2018, the steepest dip in four years, a report has said. However, India continues to occupy the top emitter’s position for the fifth consecutive year, the report based on an analysis […]

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Dettol is Now More Greener, Launches Handwash Made from 100 % Recycled Plastic

The leading germ protection brand Dettol has announced the launch of its Dettol Handwash’s protection from 100 illness causing germs in a new 100 % recycled bottle in India. The limited-edition handwash bottle has a beautiful contemporary design in black colour highlighted by golden inscriptions. And certain proceeds from the sale of every bottle will […]

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Mega anti-air pollution campaign launched in Delhi

Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal launched a mega anti-air pollution campaign named “Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh” Polluted air can be life threatening in view of the COVID-19 pandemic said Arvind Kejriwal. Under the campaign “Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh”, separate plans have been prepared for each of the 13 pollution hotspots. Polluted air can be […]

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Aviation leaders commit to green recovery amid COVID-19 crisis

Aviation industry leaders have reiterated that long-term climate action should be a priority alongside economic recovery in the coming years. Michael Gill, Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group, said air transport is in the midst of the deepest shock in its history. “We expect a reduction of up to 4.8 million jobs […]

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End of plastic pollution? Researchers yielded insight into the workings of plastic-eating enzymes

The end of plastic pollution seems to be closers, as  collaboration of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s NREL, the University of Portsmouth in US, and other partners has yielded further insight into the workings of plastic-eating enzymes. The research determined two synergistic enzymes—PETase and MHETase—work effectively in tandem to break down polyethylene terephthalate […]

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Coca-Cola Releases Sustainability Update, fails to highlight on its plastic bottle recycling

Coca-Cola India has released its Sustainability Update for the year 2019-20. The company in a statement said that in line with the Company’s principle of ‘building sustainable communities as foundations for sustainable businesses’, the sustainability report showcases Coca-Cola’s commitment towards its purpose to ‘Refresh the world and make a difference’, and is testimony to the positive […]

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Five ways to make your home eco-friendly

Remember the American animated environmentalist Superhero television series –Captain Planet and the Planeteers of 90’screated by Ted Turner, Barbara Pyle and Robert Larkin III? We are in the midst of a climate crisis and it’s time that every individual turns into planeteers. At this juncture every global citizen needs to come forward to play their […]

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