YES BANK, India's fifth largest private sector bank, became the First Indian Bank to partner the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), a first of its kind voluntary partnership of national and sub-national governments, businesses, and civil society organizations; led by the World Bank Group. Launched in December 2015, during the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris by World Bank and other founding members, Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition’s vision is to cover 25% of global GHG emissions by explicit carbon prices by 2020 and to double this again by 2030. The coalition currently has 25 government partners including Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and United Kingdom and 89 private sector partners including Coca-Cola HBC AG, Ernst & Young, Nestlé, Philip, Unilever, Ma
Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, recently announced key milestones towards its climate commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative. To date, the company's climate commitment has supported the avoidance of approximately 2 million metric tons of CO2 globally, which is equivalent to annual CO2 emissions from nearly 3,00,000 homes annual electricity use and more than 2.3 billion pounds of coal burned. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 million metric tons. Speaking on this achievement Didier Teirlinck, executive vice president of the Ingersoll Rand climate segment noted, "We are pleased with the progress we have made toward our climate commitment including demonstrating a high level of trans...
Most of us can begin listing dates of festivals and public holidays as soon as we're asked. Why? – Because we simply love having a day off from work, love gorging on sweets, and love celebrations. But, lost in infatuation with festivals, we often forget to celebrate a day which probably holds the most significance in our lives, and the future of our planet – The Earth Day. The idea for a day to focus on the environment came to its founder G. Nelson, then a U.S. Senator, who was inspired by the 1970 student anti-war movement. He realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the political agenda. The idea clicked, it garnered national and international support over the y
The Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing at the seminar on COP 21- Building Synergies, Shaping Action” in Mumbai on April 02, 2016. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries are also seen.
Most of us have come across the phrase climate change. Environment enthusiasts, the world over, talk about it most of the time. Climate change came to the limelight yet again when Leonardo DiCaprio mentioned it in his Oscar speech at this year's Oscars! So, what is climate change all about? And why did Leonardo DiCaprio talk about it at the Oscars, an even that - on the surface of it - does not seem connected to climate change at all? Simply put, climate change is the change in the 'average weather conditions' of a region. For instance, the polar region has cold 'average weather conditions' and if these conditions suddenly start becoming warm, it would be termed as climate change. Climate change happens all the time, and may take millions of years to come over. But it is the aggr...
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi being received on his arrival at Paris to join COP21 Summit, in France on November 29, 2015.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Paris today to participate in COP-21 summit on environment and climate change on November 30, 2015. The Prime Minister will jointly host a meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande. Prime Minister will also attend 'Mission Innovation' hosted by the President of United States as part of the Paris Conference.
A group of select school children presenting a symbolic Globe as best wishes, to the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi on November 27, 2015. The Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ashok Lavasa is also seen. In a unique gesture, around 50 school children extended good wishes to the Indian delegation for Conference of Parties (COP21) - the global climate conference to be held in Paris. The children presented a symbolic globe to the Environment Minister, who is heading the delegation for Paris. The message on the globe read, "We Trust and Believe in You to ensure the Best". Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, said t...
Earth To Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the connection between people and planet as well as the need for strong climate action, announced it will host “Earth To Paris—Le Hub” a two-day, high-impact, live-streamed summit on 7 and 8 December in Paris during COP21 — the United Nations climate conference to deliver a new universal climate change agreement. Earth To Paris—Le Hub will provide the opportunity for cross-sector, solutions-oriented engagement in climate change conversations around COP21; a platform for amplifying the conversation across social and digital media; and series of activations through inspiring calls to take bold, meaningful action to address climate change. Experts, advocates, CEOs, and other leaders in Paris will discuss creati
Plug In America, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit organization has been working to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce America's dependence on petroleum and to improve the global environment. Plug In America has been successful in developing the world’s largest network of plug-in vehicle owners and drivers. The organization conceived a National Drive Electric Week in 2011 and has advanced workplace charging by pioneering regular ride-and-drive events at such leading corporations such as Google, Mattel and Paramount Pictures. The National Drive Electric Week was celebrated between September 12-20, 2015 and was designed to showcase the fun, cost-savings and clean-air benefits of plug-in vehicles. John Gallagh