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Nanhi Chhaan and Park Group launch South India initiative

Feb 14, 2012 05:08 PM Gurgaon-based NPO Nanhi Chhaan Foundation has collaborated with the Tamil Nadu-based Park Group of Institutions to tackle the challenges of adverse gender ratio, environmental degradation and bring about harmony between communities in southern India.
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Paharpur Business Centre bags award for excellence in sustainable development

Feb 14, 2012 04:49 PM Paharpur Business Centre & Software Technology Incubator Park was honored with the certificate of commendation, for their strong commitment towards sustainable development by the CII- ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development.
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"Climate change, loss of biodiversity and poverty should be addressed immediately": Bob Watson

Feb 13, 2012 08:00 PM Blue planet prize winners call for transformational change to achieve sustainable development.

Indian PM inaugurates DSDS 2012

Feb 02, 2012 04:39 PM Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh called for citizens of the planet to take individual responsibilities in their own respective spheres at Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2012 organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi.
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MoU signed for setting up a new corporation for modernising stations

Feb 01, 2012 02:10 PM In an initiative taken by the Ministry of Railways, India, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for setting up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to develop and improve the services at railway stations.
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Business encouraged by first draft of Rio+20 document

Jan 27, 2012 04:24 PM Private sector engagement in policy development and implementation is critical to advance global partnerships for sustainable development, highlights a new report by Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD), welcoming the prominent role of business in the latest draft outcome document for this June’s UN Rio+20 conference.
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Green investments in marine sector can bring tide of economic and social benefits

Jan 27, 2012 12:33 PM The declining ecological health and economic productivity of marine and coastal ecosystems around the globe, can be boosted by shifting to a more sustainable economic paradigm that taps their natural potential, highlights a report by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

World faces a 600 million jobs challenge, warns ILO

Jan 24, 2012 04:04 PM The global economy needs to generate 600 million jobs over the next decade to sustain economic growth and maintain social stability, states an annual report by International Labour Organisation.
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New reporting guidelines on sustainability

Jan 24, 2012 08:00 AM Event organisers can now report on sustainability issues like impacts on communities, natural environments, and local and global economies, thanks to new guidance published by the Global Reporting Initiative.

Indian telecom to go green

Jan 14, 2012 10:20 AM

EU supports Kashmir reconciliation

Jan 03, 2012 02:49 PM The European Union has supported the reconciliation process between India and Pakistan over conflicted region of Kashmir and has offered to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected.
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IFC supports microfinance in India

Dec 28, 2011 06:39 PM International Finance Corporation is launching microfinance institution Utkarsh in the low-income states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, to increase access to finance and microfinance services in relatively under-served areas.

One billion wishes for world's neediest people

Dec 22, 2011 05:14 PM Worldwatch Institute urged the global community to support various organisations from across the world that are working to ensure food, nutrition and education for over one billion needy people on the planet.
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Facebook commits to clean energy future

Dec 16, 2011 06:30 PM Greenpeace and Facebook announced collaborating on the promotion of renewable energy and develop programmes that will enable Facebook users to save energy and engage their communities in clean energy decisions.

Fourth SOIL report launched

Dec 16, 2011 05:04 PM The fourth State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2011 (SOIL) examines the opportunities and impediments pertaining to the existent and upcoming programmes of the Indian government.

UN endorses 'people-centric' green economies

Dec 15, 2011 08:00 PM A latest UN report offers guidelines for coordinating the transition to a green economy at global and national levels.

Managing medical waste in Bangladesh

Dec 15, 2011 06:30 PM International Finance Corporation and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation together with public and private secotrs are working to help healthcare institutions of Bangladesh manage medical waste.

15% renewable energy use in India by 2020

Dec 15, 2011 05:10 PM India should strive to achieve the 15% target of renewable energy use before 2020 through serious policy, financial and technological measures, concluded the Climate Parliament Group meeting in New Delhi.

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