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Infosys Joins Amazon-Backed Climate Pledge. "Big Thanks," Says Jeff Bezos

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 18, 2020

Infosys has joined The Climate Pledge and committed to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019 and calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across...

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Immediate switch to renewable energy required across sectors, says report

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 16, 2020

The journey towards climate disaster would continue, unless an immediate switch to efficient and renewable energy is made across sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a latest report. According to the report by Paris-based think-tank REN21, though growth...

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Policy action needed to boost green financing: RBI

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 26, 2019

The Reserve Bank of India said that “policy action is needed” to set up an enabling framework to promote green financing in India. The development of green financing—funding of environment-friendly sustainable development— faces many challenges including false compliance...

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UN report: India on track to meeting greenhouse gas emissions target

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2019

Global emissions of greenhouse gases, which are responsible for global warming, are growing rather than declining as they should. Even if all countries meet the unconditional commitments they made at the Paris conference in 2015, GHG emissions will be way more than what they...

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‘More we invest in green energy, cheaper & more sustainable it will become’

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 23, 2019

Nearly three years after ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement, India continues to pave way for coal-fired thermal power plants. Under these circumstances, the country would unceasingly keep choking under the toxicity of fossil fuels for at least half a century. “...

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5-Fold Increase in Clean Energy Jobs in 5 Years - India

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 15, 2019

With an average age of 27 and projected 7.5 percent economic growth rate, jobs are a key priority in India. Growth in the renewable energy market is a major opportunity to achieve India’s goals...

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Rural revitalisation key to eco growth, says 2019 Global Food Policy Report; 821 mn malnourished worldwide

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 29, 2019

Despite strong economic growth in 2018, undernourishment rose for the third year in a row, with 821 million people in the world now facing chronic food deprivation, says 2019 Global Food Policy...

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India Hopes To Achieve Climate Targets Before Time, Says Harsh Vardhan

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 8, 2017

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan has denied the allegation of US President Donald Trump that India will double coal production till 2020, saying the country is hoping to achieve climate targets "...

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