Tags: climate action

Climate Finance Leadership Initiative Details Approach for Unlocking Climate Finance in Emerging Markets

The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI), founded and chaired by UN Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg, released report Unlocking Private Climate Finance in Emerging Markets: Private Sector Considerations for Policymakers in partnership with the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI), and the Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF).  The report outlines […]

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ReNew Power Announces Commitment to Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

ReNew Power has announced its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  With this commitment, ReNew Power aims to help address the global climate crisis and lead the way in the world’s transition to a low carbon economy. ReNew’s pledge aligns with the ‘Race To Zero’ campaign – the largest ever global alliance […]

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IIT Delhi is now greener than ever reducing carbon footprint by 50 percent

IIT Delhi, an Institution of Eminence has achieved another milestone by becoming the first Central Government funded Technical Institute to reduce its carbon footprint by more than 50%. The institute recently signed bilateral power purchase contract with a hydro power generator in the state of Himachal Pradesh for 2 MW through PTC India Ltd., as […]

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Thales, Veolia partners to make Eco-SIM Card from recycled plastics

With almost 4.5 billion SIM cards produced worldwide in 2020, Thales and Veolia have joined forces to help this market show its green credentials. The polymer plastic found in high concentrations in waste electrical and electronic equipment is processed at Veolia’s recycling plant in France. Thales engineers have worked with Veolia’s experts to develop a […]

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R.K. Singh launches GRAM UJALA programme in Varanasi

R.K. Singh, the Union Minister of State (I/C) for Power & New and Renewable Energy, launched the GRAM UJALA programme on Wednesday in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Under this program Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), will distribute high quality LED bulbs, at an affordable cost of 10 […]

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Scrappage policy- A step forward but a missed opportunity: Anumita Roychowdhury, CSE

An important step forward, but falls short of becoming an instrument of green recovery. The much awaited draft policy on vehicle scrappage is finally out. This outlines the incentives for scrapping, criteria for defining the end-of-life vehicles, and makes provision for scrapping facilities for safe disposal of waste and material recovery. This is certainly an […]

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One fifth of world’s largest companies now have net zero target: Report

According to a new report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) and Oxford Net Zero-at least one fifth (21%) of the world’s 2,000 largest public companies, representing sales of nearly $14 trillion, now have net zero commitments Majorities of those companies (by sales) also have interim targets, a published plan and a reporting mechanism, […]

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DS Group’s Water Conservation Initiatives Emphasize on ‘Valuing Water’

The Dharampal Satyapal (DS) Group on Monday announced that it has restored over 550 water conservation structures across the country that has led to a cumulative storage capacity of more than 33 Lakh Cubic Meter, along with 83,000 cubic meter of soil conservation. An area of over 1000 hectares has been bought under irrigation with an increase […]

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