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Asian Development Bank to invest $100 million in NIIF's fund of funds

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 31, 2020

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will now join the Government of India (GOI) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as an investor in one of the instruments of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India. ADB will invest $100 million equivalent in the...

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J&K climate change – an issue worth importance

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 31, 2020

India is the fifth most vulnerable of 181 countries to the effects of climate change, with its poorest being the most at risk, according to a report Global Climate Risk Index 2020 prepared by Bonn-based think-tank Germanwatch on December 4, 2019. Jammu and Kashmir is the 2nd...

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Coronavirus impact | Air quality improves in India, but will it prevent climate change?

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

As the entire country observed 'Janata Curfew' on March 22, there was a significant dip in air pollution levels across the country. Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Lucknow witnessed clean air as the Air Quality Index stayed within two digits. According to data by the Central...

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UK Confirmed as 1st Co-Chair in India-Led Climate Change Initiative

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

The UK on March 23, 2020, was confirmed as the first co-chair of the Governing Council on the India-led global Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The coalition was established by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is a voluntary international grouping,...

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India’s plans to tackle impact of climate change on agriculture

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 23, 2020

Global warming associated with the increase in concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is one of the reasons for the increase in extreme weather events. Due to global warming, agriculture sector is likely to be affected and climate change is expected to impact...

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Climate change could put 4.5% of India’s GDP at risk: Study

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

Climate change and global warming may hit India’s GDP within a decade, a report published by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has said. By 2030, temperatures in India could reach such levels that outdoor workers may be forced to cut short their daylight working hours to...

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Bezos launches USD 10 bn fund to combat climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 18, 2020

His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world''s richest man, said he was committing USD 10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change. In a post to his 1.4 million followers on Instagram on Monday, the e-...

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India and Norway to pressure other countries on climate change: Javadekar

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 17, 2020

India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed up, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday. Javadekar held "fruitful"...

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Rajasthan to bring policy for environmental protection

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2020

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday said the state government will soon bring a new policy for environmental protection as he noted that global climate change is a serious challenge. Gehlot was addressing the annual media conclave on environment at Anil Agarwal...

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Himachal aims to increase forest cover by 30%

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 5, 2020

The Himachal Pradesh Government is aiming to increase its forest area by 30 per cent by 2030 and to achieve this goal initiatives have been taken up, an official said on Tuesday. Plantation campaigns are being carried out by the state Forest Department in identified places....

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