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Leyland to divest non-core biz

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 26, 2013

Ashok Leyland, the second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, plans to divest non-core businesses in a bid to reduce debt.

The company, which has total debt of Rs5,000 crore, including a Rs1,500 crore short-term loan, intends to sell stake in businesses...

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Subject Tags: Environment

Solar energy fest kicks off at Bhavan’s College

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 18, 2013

The real power struggle in India doesn't play out in boardrooms, or the parliament, but in homes that are deprived of consistent or any electricity. On the global front, it's a power struggle between man and nature.

Alert to the evidence of climate change, and...

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Subject Tags: energy , Environment

Engaging the Private Sector in Forest Carbon Management in India

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2013

This article by Dr Promode Kant and Dr Wu Shuirong reflects on pathways, building on the Chinese model, for creative involvement of private business in CO2 sequestration through forest vegetation.

At the recently concluded UNFCCC convention...

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The State of Gujarat Joins the Climate Group

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2013


Partnership aims to facilitate the government’s commitment to building a low carbon economy.

The Climate Group today announced that the Government of Gujarat has joined its International States and Regions...

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Airtel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 11% per terabyte

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 12, 2013

Bharti Airtel has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 11 per cent per terabyte in network infrastructure in 2011—12.
“The company has been constantly working along with its partners to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in its operations. The report discloses an 11...

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Subject Tags: Environment

Environment ministry on overdrive to streamline norms

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 29, 2012

After the government’s nod to a Cabinet committee on investment for fast-tracking projects, the environment ministry is seeing heightened activity.

The ministry, which is trying to shrug off its anti-industry image, has come up with three important memoranda in a month...

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Hanging by a Thread: Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 24, 2012

The conversation around the result of COP18 vacillates around extreme verdicts of the same – with most hailing it an utter failure and a few celebrating its success. This article takes a look at what was hoped to be achieved at the conference, and what actually transpired...

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HCL releases corporate sustainability report

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2012

Global IT services provider HCL Technologies today released its second corporate sustainability report under the 'Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 3.1' framework.

The report is an indicator of HCL's progress and outcomes in the corporate sustainability areas and has...

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Now, PMC on the lookout for carbon trading experts

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2012

After successfully running its solid waste management plants across the city to reduce emission of greenhouse gases, now the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is hoping to gain carbon credit from this...

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Shipping looks to clean up its act

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2012

At nearly the length of four football pitches, the container ship Eugen Maersk takes some stopping when traveling at full speed -- around 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) before it can come to a complete halt.

It can also burn through 250 tons of highly polluting bunker fuel...

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Subject Tags: Disaster , Environment , Maersk