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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.

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.

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