Tags: climate change

IFC, HDFC Partners to Promote Affordable Green Housing Finance for Low-income Borrowers in India

Low- and middle-income borrowers will be able to own homes with improved access to finance, thanks to a new investment aiming to boost affordable housing finance in India, while supporting the country’s climate goals by focusing on green affordable housing. IFC’s $250 million loan to HDFC Ltd—India’s largest housing finance company—will support its moves to grow its affordable housing […]

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Climate-focused investors give warm welcome to EU masterplan

European Union climate masterplan to raise the cost of pollution and eliminate emissions is a step towards a single carbon price that many investors striving to make companies more sustainable say can help to engineer deeper change. In its biggest climate package yet, the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, on Wednesday announced 13 policy […]

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World Bank Group Increases Support for Climate Action in Developing Countries

The World Bank Group has announced its new Climate Change Action Plan that aims to deliver record levels of climate finance to developing countries, reduce emissions, strengthen adaptation, and align financial flows with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Action Plan for 2021-25 broadens World Bank Group efforts from investing in “green” projects to helping countries […]

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Morocco, IRENA Partner to Boost Renewables and Green Hydrogen Development

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Environment (MEME) of the Kingdom of Morocco have agreed to strengthen joint collaboration to advance knowledge in renewable energy and to accelerate the energy transition. Specifically, IRENA and Morocco will work closely to advance the national green hydrogen economy as the country […]

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River water quality in India did not improve during COVID lockdowns: CSE

India has 39 glaciers and water bodies that are melting fast and have recorded more than 40 per cent increase in water levels since 2009. The states at high risk are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. In October 2020, 136 glaciers had indicated an increase in area by 20 […]

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Supporting battery swapping solutions would lead to faster EV adoption: Chargeup

Founded in 2019 by Akshay Kashyap and Varun Goenka, Chargeup is building country’s one of the largest network of Battery Swapping Stations for e-rickshaws. The company is helping India achieve its electric mobility target by creating the largest distribution network for electric 2 & 3 wheelers. It has deployed an advanced technology based approach and […]

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World Environment Day 2021: Join the climate conversation on Twitter

People on Twitter raise awareness about the climate crisis, organise for positive change in their communities, and connect with others passionate about protecting our planet. This year, ahead of World Environment Day, Twitter is announcing its partnership with organisations committed to tackling climate change, looking for new solutions to undo the damage, and making it […]

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Incense manufacturer Cycle Pure earns Zero Carbon or Carbon Neutral Certification

Incense manufacturer Cycle Pure is the world’s first and only company in the home worship segment to earn the Zero Carbon or Carbon Neutral Certification. The firm’s effort has been recognised by the United Kingdom’s (UK) Natural Capital Partners, a widely known voluntary carbon offset and sustainability solutions provider in the world. Cycle Pure collaborated […]

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CSMIA’s environment initiatives pave the way for greener tomorrow

Motivated by the sustainable growth achieved through creating a positive impact on Social, Environmental and Economic aspects of society, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has focused on launching numerous initiatives in areas of education, health, environment and women empowerment amongst others. This World Environment Day, CSMIA enjoys the success of its environment initiatives including […]

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