Ford: Going Green with Every Launch The Ford Motor Company took yet another major step towards helping stabilize global carbon dioxide emissions by becoming the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programme recently established in India. The company already participates in similar programs in the United States, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Becoming the first automaker participant in the India programme on voluntary GHG emission reporting is a step further in establishing Ford’s leadership corporate sustainability in the country. Ford has set a goal for itself to reduce CO2 emissions from its global facilities, including two in Chennai, by 30 percent per vehicle by 2025. The voluntary reporting of GHG will provide an overall transparency
Vice President of India Shri Mohd. Hamid Ansari planting a sapling during his visit to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research on the occasion of its 51st Foundation Day at Chandigarh on July 06, 2013. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad is also seen. The first week of July is celebrated as Van Mahostav!
Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan during the launch of the National Wetland Atlas on the occasion of World Environment Day 2013. Also present during the launch were Member, Planning Commission, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, the Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Dr. V Rajagopalan and the UN Resident Co-coordinator, Ms. Lise Grande.
There is an unequivocal evidence of warming of Earth’s surface on global scale. The primary agent that has led to this warming is the monotonic increase in carbon dioxide during the past 100 years. The contribution of India to this increase in carbon dioxide is small (less than 5%). Hence any policy changes undertaken by India will not have much impact on global warming in the short term (i.e., decades). The path India adopts for generation of electricity will be crucial in the long term (i.e., century) efforts to reduce carbon dioxide by the global community. The impact of climate change on extreme weather events (heat waves, floods, droughts) in India is evident clearly. Regional climate change is not on account of increase in carbon dioxide alone. The large increase in aerosols a
Earth Hour is a global initiative for uniting to spread awareness towards protecting the Planet. Earth Hour calls in individuals, businesses, government, community, young, old and the vibrant youth to turn out their lights for one specific hour. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world have united each year to support this historical event of global environmental importance. On 31st March, 2012, the spirit of Earth Hour is back and all concerned citizens across the globe are called forward to unite to spread awareness on the ongoing environmental crisis and for ensuring sustainable development. Along with you, at 8.30 pm local time on Saturday 31 March, Earth Hour 2012 will see hundreds of millions of people around the world cross borders of race, ...
The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) cordially invite all interested to a Panel Discussion on 'Agriculture in India'. The key speakers comprising the panel include Prof. Deepak Pental, Geneticist and former Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi; Prof. Ashok Gulati, Economist and Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices and Dr. Himanshu, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Centre for the Study of Regional Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Date: 23 March, 2012, Friday Time: 3.00 pm Venue: Seminar Room, First Floor, Library Building, NMML Agriculture in India is amidst many a transition. Key aspects of the Green Revolution model are in crisis. There is an active debate on how to raise yields in dry land areas. Even more contested is the
India has been a prime mover of the green technology movement in recent years. With some of the most environmentally friendly companies in the world situated here, from wind turbine manufacturers to electronics companies phasing out waste and unsustainable business practices, India has shown a firm commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. In recent years, the country has subsidized green technology for its many religious temples, schools, hotels and many other industries. Solar energy has arisen as a major point of discussion, with government officials planning to draw 20 GW of solar energy by 2020. In addition to its investment in wind turbine energy, India seems intent on making bold strides toward renewable energy and a green economy. In 2010 India launched the $110 billion D...
Delhi Greens wishes all its readers a Happy and more hopeful Independence Day! The Nation today is going through a slow and steady transformation, one that we all should feel lucky to be witnessing. There are going to be challenges and indeed there really are, but let us hope we shall overcome all these and that each one of us will contribute in ensuring an overall development of India, while ensuring that every development process respects 'our common environment' and is sustainable. Our two heads-of-the-State, President of India, H.E. Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh discussed some of these issues in their speeches on the occassion of India's 65th Independence Day. The President highlighted, among other issues, the issue of ensuring food securit
National Coordinator of UNDP's Small Grants Programme P.S. Sodhi (r) at Green Haat. The festival highlights the real green economy which sustains a major part of India. India is the global host of the 2011 World Environment Day (WED), the principal vehicle through which the Unites Nations stimulates worldwide awareness about the environment every year. The WED theme for 2011 is Forests: Nature at Your Service. As part of the celebrations of the WED 2011, the Dilli Haat at INA has become the organizing venue for Green Haat: a portrait of the real green economy that sustains a major population of India. The Green Haat is being organized by the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India in association with various organisations like CEE (Centre for Environment Ed
It is that time of the year when activities carried out towards environment protection climax, and rejuvenate with even greater enthusiasm. As the calendar changes to the month of June, concerned people from around the world await the 5th date of the month to be celebrated as the World Environment Day (WED). WED is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action, involving everyone from everywhere. WED celebrations first began in 1972 and has since then grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. The WED 2011 is even more special for those living in India and in the India