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Covid-19 intensifies need to expand sustainable energy solutions

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2020

Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short of ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy by 2030 unless efforts are scaled up significantly, a new report by several agencies said on Thursday. According to...

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India losing almost a million under-5 children annually: Study

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2020

Even as the under 5 mortality rate (U5MR) in India has reduced by almost 50% in the past two decades, the country is still losing at least a million children annually before they reach their fifth birthday. Of these, half a million children die within 28 days of being born (...

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World economy will go into recession with likely exception of India, China: UN

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 1, 2020

The world economy will go into recession this year with a predicted loss of trillions of dollars of global income due to the coronavirus pandemic, spelling serious trouble for developing countries with the likely exception of India and China, according to a latest UN trade...

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Asia Pacific region not even moving in the right direction, UN body on Sustainable Development Goals

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 26, 2020

Asia Pacific region must speed up action on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and arrest the trends depleting its natural resources, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) said in a study, Wednesday. The Asia and the Pacific SDG...

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Sustainable Development Goals: 36 changes in global indicator framework

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

Thirty-six major changes to the global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were approved and adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), at its 51st session that concluded on March 6, 2020, in New York. These changes are based on...

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India Inc spent just Rs 8,691 crore on CSR in FY19

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 21, 2020

Indian corporates spent just Rs 8,691 crore on corporate social responsibility (CSR) during the current financial year, a survey shows. An analysis by KPMG, titled 'India CSR Reporting Survey 2019', shows CSR spending from India Inc rising year-on-year. Even though this...

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NE Sustainable Development Goals Conclave to be held in Assam next week

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2020

North East Sustainable Development Goals Conclave 2020 will be held in Assam next week which will see participation from state governments, central ministries, academia and civil society, an official statement said on Wednesday. Government think-tank Niti Aayog is organising...

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ICAI wants companies to be more open on welfare goals

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2020

Accounting standard setter Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is set to recommend greater disclosure by companies on how they are helping to meet sustainable development goals, ICAI president Atul Kumar Gupta said at a briefing here. ICAI will first set up an...

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India Energy for all Summit 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 11, 2020

CLEAN in partnership with NITI Aayog, Government of India and International Solar Alliance (ISA), Summit Partners: AEEE, CEEW, CSIS, Good Energies Foundation, MECS, GIZ, IRADe, GOGLA, NRDC, NTPC, Selco Foundation, SwitchOn...

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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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