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UN, other agencies aim to standardise measurement of environmental impacts
Major multilateral organisations will launch a new initiative next week aimed at developing a system of standards for companies, investors and financial institutions to measure their impact on global sustainability. The new Impact Management Platform is founded by four UN agencies, the OECD, and the World Bank.

Shift to Net-zero buildings is not only cheap now, but viable too; India slowly finding solutions as well
Cheap technology and sufficient skills already exist worldwide to achieve net-zero energy buildings – those that produce enough renewable energy to meet their annual energy demands – at costs in the range of traditional building projects, a study published recently in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources has found.

As UN Secretary General makes fresh appeal for carbon neutrality, a Coalition of Indian industries sign charter for ‘near zero’ emissions by 2050
On a day when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a fresh appeal to countries to raise climate action ambitions at a round-table in New York, a coalition of six Indian companies on Thursday signed up an ‘Industry Charter’ for ‘near zero emissions’ by 2050.

Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO
Colombia and the Philippines combined accounted for just over half of the confirmed deaths -- 64 and 43, respectively -- followed by Brazil, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

A troubling pandemic thought: Are THESE the good old days?


India’s fight against climate change and disasters needs your bold tech solutions
The spread of COVID-19 brought to the forefront the need to focus more on innovation.

Warmer temperatures may not slow Covid-19 transmission by much: Study


UN chief: Virus could push millions of Africans into poverty
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the coronavirus threatens Africa's progress and could push millions into extreme poverty. He said in a video message launching a policy report on “The Impact of COVID-19 in Africa” that countries on the continent have responded swiftly to the crisis, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared with more than 2,500 deaths.

Survey to map Himalayan springs soon
As a part of the government’s plan to revive natural sources of water in the hilly region, drones would be deployed to map all the springs in the Himalayan region. Destinations such as Shimla, Mussorie, Nainital and even Gangtok often face acute water crisis.

Western Rajasthan produces surplus power, thanks to wind and solar energy


Godrej stresses on technological innovations to meet global food challenges and save environment


Modi at UNCCD COP14: Plastic waste is going to render land unfit for agriculture


Modi at UNCCD COP14: India is committed to per drop more crop to better land quality


Modi at UNCCD COP14: Call for Global Water Action Agenda to address land degradation


Modi at UNCCD COP14: India committed to address main concerns of Rio Convention



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