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India, second largest carbon credit seller

India has emerged as the second largest seller of carbon credits along with Brazil in the global market with six per cent share in 2007, according to a World Bank report.

Rs 18.45 Cr action plan for Pamba river

The Ministry of Environment and Forests in India has sanctioned Rs 18.45 crore for Pamba River Action Plan in Kerala to establish sewage treatment plant, waste collection and disposal system, sanitation facilities and bathing ghats.

Dell plans to go ‘greener’

Dell has announced plans to further reduce the energy consumption of its products, including laptops and desktops, by 25 per cent and avoid millions of tonnes of carbondioxide emissions worldwide.

Himachal drafts climate change policy

The state has identified energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, gas, transport, industry, afforestation and land restoration for green house gas mitigation.

Cisco to help Lisbon sustain energy efficiency

The projects will showcase how information and communications technologies (ICT) can play a relevant role in improving energy efficiency both on the build environment and energy networks.

Climate change risks migratory birds: UN

Locations, where migratory birds are dependent on stop-over sites to rest and refuel as they make their long voyages, are threatened and disappearing because of agricultural, urban, infrastructural and industrial development.

Developing nations losing carbon initiative steam

Despite the booming global carbon market, projects in developing countries have levelled off due to lack of clarity on Kyoto commitments beyond 2012.

Nooyi, Gulabchand call for G8 focus on water crisis

CEOs of 19 corporations, including Indra K Nooyi of PepsiCo and Ajit Gulabchand of Hindustan Construction Company, have called upon the leaders of G8 countries to take urgent action on the emerging global crisis in water and sanitation.

Govt to launch ‘Green India’ campaign

India will take up plantation over six million hectares of degraded forests of the country in two phases in the next 10 years at an estimated cost of about Rs 1 lakh per three hectares of land.

UN to help postal sector go ‘green’

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) have signed an agreement to slash the carbon dioxide emissions caused by the postal sector around the globe.

 
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