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Sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed to succeed the MDGs Sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed to succeed the MDGs
A UN working group has devised a final draft of ‘sustainable development goals’ (SDGs) to succeed the millennium development goals. The draft includes 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030. The Sustainable Development Agenda will address persistent issues and new challenges facing people and the planet. The MDGs faced criticism for not...
They are the most socially conscious consumers They are the most socially conscious consumers
‘We see the strongest propensity to buy socially and environmentally responsible brands among consumers in emerging markets such as the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Consumers in these markets are looking for brands that are committed to supporting local communities and improving the state of the environment...
More bio-toilets from Indian Railways More bio-toilets from Indian Railways
The bio-toilets will not only help in maintaining cleanliness by preventing discharge of human waste on tracks, but will also protect the railway lines from corrosion. The open hole in direct discharge toilets is often also used as a substitute garbage bin. Under the new system, passengers will have to do their bit in order to contribute to optimal
Panasonic re-conceptualizes its CSR; in sync with the law Panasonic re-conceptualizes its CSR; in sync with the law
‘Investments towards social causes have always been made by the company at a global level and return on such investments is only looked at in terms of the impact that they can make at the grassroots of the areas where we work. The motive of these practices is not marketing or business development but the fundamental growth of communities around us –
Environment: World’s largest solar facility to be built in Rajasthan Environment: World’s largest solar facility to be built in Rajasthan
The project is expected to bring down the prices for solar energy and close a huge gap between power production and power demand in rural areas. On the other hand, environment experts fear that it may touch Sambhar Lake wetlands protected under the international Ramsar Convention
Arunachal village to tackle power crisis with solar energy Arunachal village to tackle power crisis with solar energy
‘The community living around any protected area is the first layer of the protection shield. In order to consolidate the shield, we need to understand the psychology and the needs of the people. The distribution of solar sets will further bridge the conservation support...
Environment news roundup (not much of good news in October) Environment news roundup (not much of good news in October)
While students are pledging to do their bit towards conserving the environment by giving up crackers on Diwali, the government has been busy justifying their move to sell conserved green land that acts as the national capital’s lungs.
India’s tigers: Need legal protection for their forest corridors India’s tigers: Need legal protection for their forest corridors
With rapidly increasing infringement in the form of roads, crop fields, factories, mining operations and railroads, India’s tiger population has been forced into smaller, distinct groups restricted (on paper) to manmade tiger reserves.
India pays for environment degradation through 1.10 lakh lives India pays for environment degradation through 1.10 lakh lives
The outdoor pollution alone kills 1.09 lakh adults and 7,513 children every year in India, while about six per cent (nearly Rs 3.75 lakh crore) of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is getting lost due to a ruining environment.
Environment: More Uttarakhand-like tragedies in the making Environment: More Uttarakhand-like tragedies in the making
The Uttarakhand floods are just a warning bell for what might unfold in the years to come. The changing patterns of the Indian monsoon have become a cause of worry for scientists across the globe.
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