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Sachin named UNEP's Goodwill Ambassador

Ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was Thursday named a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Environment Programme.Tendulkar will use his massive global popularity to raise awareness and harness......

Return to Rio

Over a hundred world leaders including the Indian prime minister will be at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio. It is likely to be one of the biggest conferences of its kind, says......

China, India, Nepal gear up to save Mount Kailash

Representatives from China, India and Nepal have agreed on a common framework for developing a conservation strategy and environmental monitoring plan, as a first step towards developing a regional......

India ranked ninth in world tree planting

India has been ranked ninth in the tree planting roll of honour in a campaign to plant a billion trees, which was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in November 2006. The......

Indians greenest citizens of the world!

Indian and Brazilian have the most environmentally-friendly lifestyles, according to a new global survey. American customers scored lowest in the survey from the National Geographic Society, and......

Shell, UNEP to light up 29 villages

Shell Foundation, from the oil major Shell Group and United Nations Environment Programme, will under a joint programme light up about 1,400 homes in 29 villages in Karnataka by late 2005.This......

Growth at the heart of India's transformation agenda?

  India is in a unique position to turn the sustainability challenge into a growth opportunity, rues Rathin Roy India faces two sustainability challenges. First, environmental 'bads' -- air......

How climate change is related to market failure

Columnist Rajni Bakshi asks if the louder responses to the climate crisis will be those arguing that innovations are viable only when they give handsome and rapid monetary returns? Governments may......

Indian wins the World Environment Day logo contest

The World Environment Day 2015 logo has an Indian touch.  With a thought provoking design, Shibin K K has won the United Nations Environment Programme’s competition for the best logo......

Climate change: Adaptation cost in developing nations to be huge

Public source funding reached $23-36 billion dollar in 2012-2013 but the report states that ‘new and additional’ finance must be made available to avoid a 'significant gap' in the......
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Catching 'em young!

Did you know that even if one-fourth of the food currently lost or wasted globally could be saved, it would be enough to feed 870 million hungry... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-catching-em-young-2239180
In Skype video chat, Ban applauds Solar Impulse pilot on remarkab...

New York, July 26 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on Monday hailed the determination and courage of the Solar... ...

http://www.indiablooms.com/ibns_new/world-details/F/7625/in-skype-video-chat-ban-applauds-solar-impulse-pilot-on-remarkable-journey.html
How drastic calls for action don't work

A couple of days ago I was waiting for my turn at the local paan (beetle nut) shop. A couple of days ago I was waiting for my turn at the local... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/fe-columnist/fighting-pollution-in-india-how-drastic-calls-for-action-dont-work/328746/
Bhopal clocks 9 times faster temperature rise than global average

BHOPAL: Global warming is impacting city of lakes, famous for its pleasant weather, equable climate over years and huge green cover, as much as any... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Bhopal-clocks-9-times-faster-temperature-rise-than-global-average/articleshow/53337876.cms
UNCTAD14 sees 90 countries sign up to UN roadmap for elimination of harmful fishing subsidies

Some 90 countries backed an UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP initiative on Wednesday, signing up to a roadmap towards ending harmful fishing subsidies. Fishing... ...

http://www.tralac.org/news/article/10149-unctad14-sees-90-countries-sign-up-to-un-roadmap-for-elimination-of-harmful-fishing-subsidies.html

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