The environmental group said the British bank had broken its own guidelines which ban supporting palm oil companies involved in unsustainable practices as it was part of syndicates that had arranged USD 16.3 billion of loans since 2012.
The remarks come after environmental group Greenpeace issued a statement earlier this week demanding the world's top smartphone maker find a way to reuse rare materials such as cobalt, gold, palladium and tungsten in the discontinued smartphones that Samsung is taking back.
The green body also lauded the Minister for questioning the excessive investments in past in coal and for highlighting "irrational investments" in adding generating capacity during the previous UPA government.
During a recent meeting of BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - held in New Delhi, China had come out in support of India's decision to file an appeal against the WTO ruling.
Greenpeace India today demanded a probe by independent experts into all "aging" heavy water reactors in the country even and alleged the country's nuclear regulator has failed to ascertain the reason behind the recent "serious" incident at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Gujarat.
Ruling against India, the WTO recently had said India's power purchase agreements with solar firms were 'inconsistent' with international norms - a matter in which the US had filed a complaint before the global trade body alleging discrimination against American firms.
As per World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to 13 out of 20 most polluted cities in the world with deteriorating air pollution levels in the past decade, particularly in North India.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has turned the spotlight on foreign charities since he took office last year, accusing some of trying to hamper projects on social and environmental grounds.
Under the latest order issued by authorities in Tamil Nadu where Greenpeace is registered, the government said it had found that the organisation had violated the provisions of law by engaging in fraudulent dealings.
The warning from junior home minister Kiren Rijiju follows a crackdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration on foreign-funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including Greenpeace and the Ford Foundation.
The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said in a statement that its Burger J well in the Chukchi Sea, off the northwest coast of Alaska, did not warrant further exploration, adding it would now stop its activities in Alaskan waters.
Adani Mining said the latest suspension of work on its USD 10 billion (USD 7.4 billion) Carmichael coal mine in Australia was due to delays in government approvals for the project, which environmentalists say could damage the Great Barrier Reef.
Output from the mine, one of a handful under development in the Galilee Basin of Queensland state, will be mostly exported to India, where it will be central to plans by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring electricity to hundreds of millions of people living off the grid.
In a crackdown on foreign fundings to NGOs, the Union Home Ministry has put the Ford Foundation of the US on its "watch list" and ordered that all funds coming from the international organisation have to be routed only with its nod due to "national security concerns".
"We took a hard look at ourselves on resettlement and what we found caused me deep concern," said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in a statement.
The government's decision to kickstart the process of coal blocks allocation will cause destruction of dense forest areas having tribal villages, endangered species and water bodies, a green NGO claimed today.
Asia Pulp & Paper, one of the world's largest suppliers of paper and packaging, has pledged to stop cutting down natural forests and draining peatlands in a move that environmental campaigners hailed as a "major breakthrough".
Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo has a packed agenda at the World Economic Forum; the South African human rights activist, who a decade ago faced down riot police in Davos with thousands of other protesters, is being courted by big business.
A green NGO today criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that issues like genetically modified food or nuclear energy cannot be settled by faith, emotion or fear but by structured debate.
Telecom companies can save up to Rs 80,000 crore over the next eight years by replacing diesel with a renewable energy source to power towers, says a report released by NGO Greenpeace today.
Facebook joins hands with Greenpeace to promote earth-friendly data centres. Facebook will adopt a sitting policy stating preference for access to clean and renewable energy supply.
A Russian minister said BP's experience in cleaning up the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill was one of the reasons Russia chose the British oil firm to help develop its fragile Arctic shelf oil fields.