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Post-Covid economic recovery to be driven by renewables: UN report

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 11, 2020

As Covid-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new UN report on Wednesday showed renewable energy is more cost-effective than ever -- providing an opportunity to prioritise clean energy in economic recovery packages and bring the world closer to meeting the Paris Climate...

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Agriculture can be a saviour in the pandemic-hit economy

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 10, 2020

India has always been an agricultural state, characterised by small holdings, where bulk of its farmers are small and marginal, depending on subsistence farming, yet they feed 1.3 billion people. Agriculture employs about 55 per cent of the population and contributes roughly...

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1,400 GW of offshore wind is possible by 2050, will be key for green recovery

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 9, 2020

On World Ocean Day, the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind globally by 2050 to drive decarbonisation and a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This ambition goes beyond current offshore wind...

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Defining green activities – What the new EU rules mean for India

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 17, 2020

Climate change is one the defining issues of our generation. New studies show that global warming needs to be limited to 1.5°C (rather than 2°C) compared to pre-industrial levels, to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Achieving that objective requires trillions of...

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India just about stays on course for green economy

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 5, 2020

India’s annual budget, announced on February 1, was long on intentions to move towards a green economy, but short on specifics. In her budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised an incentive scheme for around two million farmers to move to solar-powered irrigation...

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India tops clean energy investment rankings among emerging markets

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2020

In a first, India has topped the clean energy investment rankings among 104 emerging markets worldwide in a BloombergNEF survey. In the top five, followed by India, were Chile, Brazil, China, and Kenya. The survey evaluated the ability of the emerging markets to attract...

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India no longer needs global support to decarbonise itself: UNEP expert

By : sustainabilityo..., May 15, 2017

India no longer needs international cooperation to decarbonise itself and needs to pressure countries to remain ambitious, including wealthier countries that need to act domestically and support...

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Green energy’s moment under the sun

By : sustainabilityo..., May 25, 2016

Although India is far from achieving its target of 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power by 2022, a series of steps taken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the past year...

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