Summit on Sustainability Calls for Business to Commit Higher Purpose Beyond Profits

Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental organization for responsible entrepreneurship hosted its first virtual summit;  the 6thInternational CSR & Sustainability ICS Summit 2020 (ICS) on 23 September 2020. The summit was reimagined and hosted as a virtual event due to public health and safety concerns. The Summit themed “Purpose Before Profits: An Equilibrium World”, convened over 600 corporate social responsibility […]

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China’s President Xi Jinping pledges carbon neutrality before 2060

Speaking to UN General Assembly via a video President Xi Jinping announced that China will scale up its Paris Agreement climate target and “aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” China is the world’s biggest producer of greenhouse gases, the announcement to cut its carbon dioxide emissions to […]

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Countries Speaking About 2050 Climate Goals Haven’t Done Enough Under Paris Agreement: Javadekar

The countries which are speaking about ambitious climate goals and action for 2050 have not done enough about commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. The minister, in a series of tweets, informed that he spoke about the issue during the Environment Ministerial Meeting (EMM) of […]

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Fertiliser is making climate change worse

Nitrous oxide emissions are higher than previously thought, and going up faster The explosion that rocked Beirut last month, killing at least 190, was a grim echo of previous accidents caused by the explosive synthetic fertiliser, ammonium nitrate. Tianjin, China, 2015: 173 dead. West, Texas, 2013: 15 dead. Toulouse, France, 2001: 31 dead. Such incidents […]

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Energy Leaders Outline Next Decade Priorities for Net Zero Carbon Economy

In a report published by Energy Transitions Commission, a coalition of 45 leaders from global energy producers, energy-intensive industries, financial institutions and environmental advocates argued that the world can and must achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. Energy leader including Arcelor Mittal, Bank of America, BP, Development Research Center of the State Council […]

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US to rejoin Paris climate deal if Democrats voted to power: Joe Biden

US’s Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pledged to rejoin the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, if elected to power in the November presidential election, and set new standards towards reducing carbon emissions. Claiming that the 2015 Paris climate deal puts an “unfair economic burden” on Americans, President Donald Trump’s administration notified the United […]

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NGT asks PCBs to ensure scientific disposal of hazardous waste by oil refineries

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the state pollution control boards to ensure scientific disposal of hazardous waste by oil refineries. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that disposal method and quantity is not defined clearly about a category of spent catalysts (Oxide), which is a hazardous waste. A […]

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Google to power its data centers and offices solely with renewable energy by 2030

Google has sets unique goal to tap only renewable power by 2030. Google and Alphabet CEO-Sundar Pichai  in a statement said that  Google aims to power its data centers and offices solely with renewable energy by 2030. With this it Google will become the biggest company in the world to commit to ditching coal and […]

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