Tags: climate action

Noida Ranked India’s Cleanest Medium City with Support from HCL Foundation

HCL Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL, is a proud supporter of the city of Noida in its mission to become a clean city since 2019. HCL Foundation’s flagship program Clean NOIDA has been collaborating with the city authority to plan, design and implement effective Solid Waste Management initiatives in Noida. Supported by […]

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UPL Ranked No.1 by Sustainalytics for Sustainability Performance Amongst its Peers

UPL Ltd. has been ranked by Sustainalytics as the highest performing top-tier global crop protection company for overall sustainability performance in the 2021 ESG Risk Rating. With significant improvements across multiple categories, this achievement recognizes the work that UPL is doing to Reimagine Sustainability within the global food system. Sustainalytics provides environmental, social and governance […]

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India’s USD 75 billion revenue opportunity from WASH and Waste Management by 2030: Aspire Circle

Aspire Circle has come out with a research report advancing ten trailblazing ideas to galvanize and spur investment into the WASH sector. Prepared by some of the leading thinkers and experts from industry, academia and non-profit, with these ideas, the country would be prepared to include WASH services as an integral component of its broader […]

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Germany Announces Additional EUR 1.2 bn in Development Cooperation to India

At the ongoing bilateral government negotiations 2021 during the visit of the delegation of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Republic of Germany has announced new commitments to the tune of more than EUR 1.2 billion (approx. INR 10,025 crore) In a briefing held at the German Embassy, Ambassador Walter Lindner said, “You […]

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Damming, Climate Change May Propel More Extreme Floods in Ganga Basin: Study

A new study published in Scientific Reports by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) provides insights into how climate change and anthropogenic activities like building dams affect the region. It analyses the effects of past human activity on the mountainous regions, focusing on two major tributaries, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda, […]

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The ocean is essential to tackling climate change. So why has it been neglected in global climate talks?

Climate change is commonly discussed as though it’s a uniquely atmospheric phenomena. But the crisis is deeply entwined with the ocean, and this has largely been neglected in international climate talks. The latest international climate negotiations made some progress by, for the first time, anchoring oceans permanently into the multilateral climate change regime. But the […]

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India’s net zero goal, by 2070 a big Splash: Jonny Sultoon, WoodMac

Following the conclusion of the COP26 on November 13, Wood Mackenzie experts weigh in on the key developments of the conference. Jonny Sultoon, global head of markets and transitions, said: “Wood Mackenzie sees the COP26 as a qualified success. “The big splash was the announcement of India’s net zero goal, by 2070. Although met indifferently […]

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GWEC welcomes the new language on clean power generation at COP26: GWEC CEO Ben Backwell

GWEC’s CEO Ben Backwell speaking on the COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact said “So, the Glasgow Climate Pact has been agreed. There are some positive elements in the final text, and Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)  particularly welcomes the new language on “rapidly scaling up the deployment of clean power generation”. Language on phasing out coal […]

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NITI Aayog, UNDP & UKIBC discuss critical SDG issues

The UK India Business Council recently hosted a panel discussion on the ‘Socio-Economic Impact’ of UK businesses in India at an event at the British High Commissioner’s Residence in New Delhi. UKIBC Executive Chair, Richard Heald, and British High Commissioner, Alex Ellis, were joined by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Nadia Rasheed, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP […]

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EE appliances may get cheaper by almost 30 percent, EESL to launch DSM in Odisha

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), will launch its new programme for utility-based Demand Side Management (DSM) in partnership with Distribution Utilities in Odisha. The launch event will be done in collaboration with the Institute of Sustainable Communities and will be held on Monday, November 15, from 11 am to 2 pm at Mayfair Lagoons, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. Further to the launch […]

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