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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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The world's best solutions for the circular economy to be presented in Helsinki in 2017

Sitra:The world's best solutions for the circular economy to be presented in Helsinki in 2017 The world is in serious need of solutions... ...
IIT-D prof calls for database of sewage inlets

CHENNAI: A database of inlets into rivers is what is needed to plug the illegal flow of sewage and effluents, said IIT-Delhi professor A K Gosain... ...
Lead claimed 8.53-lakh lives in 2013

Lead poisoning is entirely preventable, yet it claims thousands of lives every year. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has estimated... ...
Many States skip meet on GM crops

Many States had challenged clearance to genetically-modified mustard The Ministry of Environment and Forests held a meeting on Friday with... ...
1.3 million people die each year from traffic accidents, 49% are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, UN Environment Report

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 -- Lack of investment in safe walking... ...

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