Under one such project, a filmmaker highlighted the plight of volunteers who clean Yamuna river.
The firm has cut carbon emissions by 16.5 percent by optimising usage of paper, diesel, and energy.
Railway Minister calls Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris climate accord “unfortunate”, calls for a collective effort to save environment.
The Act also does not offer any solution to project delays on account of authorities delaying environment paper work or any penalties on such authorities.
These Indian startups are offering services to provide clean water, energy and air. They aim to build sustainable businesses through eco-friendly solutions.
To promote Housing for All by 2022, the government has decided to simply the process of procuring an environment clearance by notifying that all projects greater than 5000 sq m but less than 20,000 sq m can now go in for a self declaration that they are following green norms.
Here’s an overview of major government initiatives collated from various government and official sources.
A city cannot be smart unless it is green. Cities have to become green before they become smart, according to Prem C Jain, chairman of Indian Green Building Council.
It is speculated that an abrupt change in the monsoon due to climate change could lead to a major crisis, resulting in more frequent droughts as well as greater flooding in large parts of India.
From imposition of a blanket ban on vehicle sales to slapping of ‘green cess’ the courts did their bit in controlling air pollution. The government, too, was not very far behind. Here is a look at the initiatives.
Salman Khan is venturing into the e-bicycle segment at a time when the government is looking to give greater impetus to electric mobility.
South Africa has appealed US President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, saying the move is "an abdication" by the US from the global responsibility towards humankind.
Banks are taking efforts to support climate saving green initiatives such as solar-powered ATMs, paperless drives, green bonds, using efficient technologies, etc. to mitigate the risks around climate change.
Donald Trump has always been skeptical of the concept of climate change and other prominent Republican leaders have endorsed similar views.
The European Union said it was increasing efforts with China, the world's biggest polluter, to galvanise global efforts to implement the deal while India vowed to stick to the pact regardless of the United States.
Trump’s pullout rekindles a contentious debate on whether high-growth emerging economies should cut emissions as much as developing economies, who have long exploited cheap fossil fuel for decades and are still the world’s largest producers.
Guterres strongly urged all the governments around the world to "stay the course, to remain committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement to the benefit of all of us".
India is committed to protecting climate, irrespective the Paris agreement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here today but avoided a direct reference to the US withdrawing from the international deal.
US and China are the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, but only one of them is doing something to remedy it.
“Our target is to get to 1000 crore sq ft of green footprint in India and become a jagat guru, the world’s number 1 by 2022. The first position is held by the United States today,” says Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, IGBC, told Moneycontrol.
The agreement was reached keeping in mind the needs of developing nations and asked developed economies to scale up their financial support in the green climate fund.
Green bonds are a cheaper way to raise funds for environmental infrastructure investments that may be uneconomic using more expensive capital.
India stands by its commitment in the Paris climate change deal. Energy chief Piyush Goyal states that India will not affected by Trump's verdict.
The report observes that in Mumbai and Kolkata, half of the population would be under water. In Shanghai, a city of 23 million people, it is more than three-quarters.
The global average temperature across land and water surfaces in 2016 was 58.69°F (14.84°C), 1.69°F above the 20th century average of 57.0°F.