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UN hails India for championing phase-out of single-use plastics

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 25, 2020

The United Nations has hailed India for "championing" the phase-out of single-use plastics and for its engagement in the Clean Seas Campaign among other programmes, including marine litter, air pollution, environment and health. In a letter to Environment Secretary C K Mishra...

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Tropical Countries Like India To Be Worst-Hit By Water Stress: UN

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

Roughly one in every two individuals (52%) will be living in water-stressed regions by 2050 as climate change affects the water cycle and makes it harder to manage resources, said the World Water Development Report 2020 released by the United Nations (UN) on March 22, 2020,...

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COP25 climate summit opens in Madrid; Paris pact, multilateralism in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) opened here in the Spanish capital on Monday, where delegates are discussing measures to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement amid unclear prospects and challenges to multilateralism. The opening ceremony began with a warning from...

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India To Contribute $13.5 Million For UN Development Activities For 2020

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 18, 2019

India has pledged to contribute USD 13.5 million for various operational activities of development across the UN agencies for the year 2020. Counsellor at India's Permanent Mission to the UN Anjani Kumar announced India's pledges at the UN General Assembly Pledging Conference...

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Districts to be rated on meeting sustainable development goals

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 18, 2019

Aiming at achieving and assessing progress made towards realising the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Tamil Nadu has decided to rank its districts, blocks and backward blocks on a monthly basis. The 17 SDGs are as per the universal agreement adopted in...

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UN chief Guterres says world 'not on track' with climate change

By : Sustainability ..., May 13, 2019

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched a brief South Pacific tour in New Zealand Sunday, warning the world was "not on track" to limiting global temperature rises. In a strong message for action on climate change, Guterres said international political resolve was...

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Bengal tigers may not survive climate change, UN report finds

By : Sustainability ..., May 9, 2019

Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world's last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study. The cats are among 500,000 land species...

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India pushing ahead on Sustainable Devolvement Goals: UN Envoy Akbaruddin

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 23, 2018

India is "pushing ahead" on its national efforts to meet Sustainable Devolvement Goals by undertaking one of the highest rates of renewable...

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