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UN, other agencies aim to standardise measurement of environmental impacts

Major multilateral organisations will launch a new initiative next week aimed at developing a system of standards for companies, investors and financial institutions to measure their impact on global sustainability. The new Impact Management Platform is founded by four UN agencies, the OECD, and the World Bank. [...]

Shift to Net-zero buildings is not only cheap now, but viable too; India slowly finding solutions as well

Cheap technology and sufficient skills already exist worldwide to achieve net-zero energy buildings – those that produce enough renewable energy to meet their annual energy demands – at costs in the range of traditional building projects, a study published recently in the Annual Review of Environment and Resources has found. [...]

As UN Secretary General makes fresh appeal for carbon neutrality, a Coalition of Indian industries sign charter for ‘near zero’ emissions by 2050

On a day when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a fresh appeal to countries to raise climate action ambitions at a round-table in New York, a coalition of six Indian companies on Thursday signed up an ‘Industry Charter’ for ‘near zero emissions’ by 2050. [...]

Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

Colombia and the Philippines combined accounted for just over half of the confirmed deaths -- 64 and 43, respectively -- followed by Brazil, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. [...]

India’s fight against climate change and disasters needs your bold tech solutions

The spread of COVID-19 brought to the forefront the need to focus more on innovation. [...]

UN chief: Virus could push millions of Africans into poverty

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the coronavirus threatens Africa's progress and could push millions into extreme poverty. He said in a video message launching a policy report on “The Impact of COVID-19 in Africa” that countries on the continent have responded swiftly to the crisis, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared with more than 2,500 deaths. [...]

Survey to map Himalayan springs soon

As a part of the government’s plan to revive natural sources of water in the hilly region, drones would be deployed to map all the springs in the Himalayan region. Destinations such as Shimla, Mussorie, Nainital and even Gangtok often face acute water crisis. [...]

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Are heatwaves natural disasters? | Explained

Who decides which disasters qualify for relief and aid? Are all heatwave deaths reported and counted? [...]

Most Indians want stronger climate action, survey says

A third of those surveyed in India said that they think about climate change every day, and more than half worry more about it in comparison to the last year [...]

What does the European Union’s new Nature Restoration Plan include? | Explained

What does the law include, and what are the possible challenges it may face? [...]

Jewellery and souvenir made from plastic discarded in the Himalayas

Plastic bottle caps left by climbers in the Himalayas are repurposed by Moware into mini Himalayan models, rocks of Himalayas, jewellery, and more [...]

Climate change has made the haj pilgrimage more risky

The 2024 haj pilgrimage has been overshadowed by tragedy, with the death of at least 900 pilgrims, mostly due to heat exhaustion and related complications [...]

Limbless amphibian added to Kaziranga’s fauna

The 1,307.49 sq. km. tiger reserve provides an ideal habitat for herpetofauna, wildlife officials said [...]

The great siris of India’s cities

These majestic trees burst into bloom in summer, support hundreds of birds and insects, and inspire a myriad stories [...]

Explore the nocturnal wilderness at herp walks in Visakhapatnam

Embark on a nocturnal adventure in the Eastern Ghats in Visakhapatnam with herp walks, discovering hidden reptiles and amphibians [...]

June 2024 to be one of the wettest for Chennai in past six decades

Evening thunderstorms have been a frequent phenomenon over north T.N., particularly Chennai and its fringes, on most of the days this month [...]

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