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Worldwatch highlights 15 agri innovations on Earth Day

Apr 23, 2012 04:15 PM To mark the World Earth Day, Worldwatch institute in its 'nourishing the planet' project highlighted 15 sustainable agricultural practices that protect the environment while also improve people's livelihoods.

UN Global Compact collaborates with WindMade

Apr 13, 2012 01:29 PM The UN Global Compact’s Rio +20 Corporate Sustainability Forum is all set to be one of the first environment-friendly events run entirely on wind power.

World Bank sees progress against extreme poverty, but flags vulnerabilities

Mar 01, 2012 03:27 PM In every region of the developing world, the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day and the number of poor declined between 2005-2008, according to estimates released today by the World Bank. This across-the-board reduction over a three-year monitoring cycle marks a first since the Bank began monitoring extreme poverty.
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Wikipedia now in Indian Languages

Feb 29, 2012 01:25 PM As part of its strategic plan to encourage readers and contributors in developing countries showing positive user trends, the Wikimedia Foundation has started working closely in India to encourage regional language Wikipedias in 25 major Indian Languages.
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UBM launches platform to boost CSR activity in India

Feb 27, 2012 02:56 PM UBM India, a Mumbai-based global business media company, will organise the NGO India 2012 conference to foster alliances and networking between the country’s CSR initiatives and NGOs between 16 - 18 March 2012.
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No green clearnace without people's consent, demand Indian NGOs

Feb 24, 2012 06:13 PM Two-day Anil Agarwal Dialogue on Green Clearances, organised by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) kicks off in Delhi today with 150 participants from NGOs across the country to discuss the status and future of environmental and forest clearance processes in India.
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Greenpeace welcomes China's move to keep GM food at bay

Feb 24, 2012 03:02 PM The Chinese State Council has released the draft proposal of a grain law that establishes legislation restricting research, field trials, production, sale, import and export of genetically engineered grain seeds. The draft stipulates that no organisation or person can employ GE technology in any major food crops in China.
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Membership in global co-operative businesses reaches 1 billion

Feb 23, 2012 12:22 PM Membership in co-operative businesses has grown to 1 billion people across 96 countries, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute.
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India launches green Index to promote investments

Feb 22, 2012 06:47 PM Indian markets witnessed the launch of the first-ever live Carbon Index BSE-GREENEX.

I&B Ministry to consider new strategies to support expansion for community radio in the 12th Plan

Feb 19, 2012 12:40 PM The Second National Community Radio Sammelan commenced today with the objective of carving out a new roadmap for mainstreaming Community Radio as an effective outreach tool for community empowerment. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has organised the three day sammelan from 18th February to 20th February 2012 in association with Commonwealth Educational Media centre for Asia (CEMCA).

Indian govt hosts national community radio meet

Feb 17, 2012 08:31 PM Ministry of Information and Broadcasting will organise 2nd National Sammelan for Community Radio Stations at Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi from 18th February to 20th February 2012.

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.
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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.

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