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Indian telecom sector's diesel consumption under question

Dec 14, 2011 05:30 PM Indian parliamentarians have urged the government to shift telecom sector’s focus from diesel to renewable energy.
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New symbol marks Human Rights Day

Dec 12, 2011 01:03 PM On human rights day, Dec 10, rights defenders and celebrities supported the recently unveiled symbol combining a hand and a bird, representing the international movement of human rights.

Indians demand their right to safe food

Dec 10, 2011 09:00 AM On International Human Rights Day, Greenpeace India and a huge majority of Indians protested against the proposed bill on promoting GM food.

Reduce black carbon to cut warming: UN

Dec 09, 2011 09:00 AM UNEP tells Durban negotiators fast action on black carbon and other air pollutants can possibly be the only way slowing down climate change in the medium term.

Women most at risk from climate disasters: UN

Dec 07, 2011 05:31 PM A new UN report calls for higher investment in green technologies to improve the climate adaptation capacity of women and their livelihood opportunities.
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Act now for energy security, climate change: IEA

Dec 06, 2011 05:32 PM The International Energy Agency called on countries to step up efforts to avert climate change, while addressing their energy security concerns in a sustainable manner.

Indian industries call for a second Kyoto

Dec 06, 2011 03:24 PM Confederation of Indian Industries have called on the Indian environment minister at Durban to facilitate transition to a low carbon economy and operationalise Green Climate Fund.

UNISDR welcomes local climate action

Dec 05, 2011 06:08 PM United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction welcomed local governments from across the world for agreeing to mainstream climate adaptation irrespective of the COP17 outcome.
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Right to food for HIV/AIDS patients

Dec 02, 2011 06:27 PM People Living with HIV have urged the Indian government to ensure universal food security for HIV/AIDS patients under the Right to Food Bill.

Honouring India's earth heroes

Dec 01, 2011 06:45 PM The awards recognise the best-in-the-field of wildlife conservation and to spotlight on the unsung heroes who are defending the wildernesses and thus the food and water security of the Indian subcontinent.

Stop destroying forests for coal

Dec 01, 2011 05:24 PM Greenpeace activists protest outside the office of Indian coal ministry in support of forests, against coal mining.

UNEP launches global rice initiative

Dec 01, 2011 01:00 PM ‘Green’ is the new colour of rice as the world’s most important food crop gets sustainability targets.
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India averts 3 million HIV infections

Nov 30, 2011 06:12 PM A recently published report by World Bank found a significant decline in HIV prevalence among female sex workers and young women (15-24 years) seeking antenatal care in the high-prevalence southern states.
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Sustainability leader appointed chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative

Nov 30, 2011 05:05 PM Sustainability leader and Worldconnector Herman Mulder has been appointed Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)'s Board of Directors.

UN Women organises a Men Say No blogathon

Nov 30, 2011 01:18 PM Multiple events are being organised in India and South Asia to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against gender violence.

CII Bio energy summit

Nov 29, 2011 02:33 PM Confederation of Indian Industry is organising the Bio Energy Summit 2011 to promote the use of bio energy for cooking/heating and transport.

Tata-BP solar plant for rural India

Nov 28, 2011 05:55 PM A new solar plant jointly commissioned by Tata Power and BP Solar, is lighting up rural Chhattisgarh. This is one of the few ventures to complete all projects on time, under India’s National Solar Mission plan.

Campaign to end violence against women

Nov 25, 2011 06:41 PM 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign kicked off today aiming at challenging militarism and its role in perpetuating violence against women and girls.

Indian companies gear up to mainstream sustainability

Nov 25, 2011 06:17 PM At a recent summit in New Delhi, Indian government officials and corporate heads pushed for mainstreaming sustainability for business by highlighting opportunities for growth amidst global challenges.
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Renewable energy is empowering India: Greenpeace

Nov 24, 2011 07:00 PM Greenpeace India releases report establishing decentralised renewable energy as the future and not just a nice story.
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