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Zayed Sustainability Prize Invites Applications for Rewarding Pioneers

Zayed Sustainability Prize Invites Applications for Rewarding Pioneers

Green Jobs
The Zayed Sustainability Prize recognises pioneers whose work and spirit of enterprise has resulted in sustainable and humanitarian solutions across communities around the world. It is also a significant vehicle for generating support for the global sustainability agenda, and rewards excellence in individuals and businesses that are seeking to reduce global carbon footprint, develop an inclusive society and bring about sustainable development. The various categories which are considered for the Prize are Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools. In its eleventh year now, the Zayed Sustainability Prize also rallies for renewable energy by recognizes visionaries and motivating research and development in this field. The Prize seeks to acknowledge and reward solution based i...
Atlantic Ocean Observing System to be Reviewed by Scientific Community

Atlantic Ocean Observing System to be Reviewed by Scientific Community

Global
The next decade, 2021-2030, has been marked as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Wastewater, plastic and over-fishing, are some of the many issues threatening the world's oceans. This despite the fact that the role of oceans in climate regulation is vital and nearly three billion people depend directly on it for their livelihoods. A better understanding of ocean ecosystems and their impact on humans and climate is therefore essential and requires a coordinated, integrated and continuous global observing system. This was the motivation behind setting up the AtlantOS, an in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observation System for better management and sustainable exploitation of its maritime resources. With an estimated budget of € 20.65m for 4 years (April 2015 – Jun
Prem Jain Memorial Trust Celebrates Harit-Prem Bharat Utsav

Prem Jain Memorial Trust Celebrates Harit-Prem Bharat Utsav

Events
Prem Jain Memorial Trust organised week long celebrations titled Harit-Prem Bharat Mahotsav from January 23 to 29, 2019. A Memorial Address on 28 January 2019 at India Habitat Center (Delhi) was also part of the celebrations. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Dr. V. K. Saraswat, presently member of NITI Aayog and Chancellor, JNU. Padma Shri Architect G. Shankar also graced the occasion. Dr. Prem C Jain is known to be the key architect of the modern green building movement in India. He ushered in a paradigm shift in the way buildings are conceived and designed worldwide. He worked to facilitate India's tall stand in the global green building movement and always aspired for "Bharat to emerge as jagat guru in Sustainable Built Environment”. “It is my h
Mitsubishi Electric India Plants Trees As Part of CSR Strategy

Mitsubishi Electric India Plants Trees As Part of CSR Strategy

Corporate Greening
Mitsubishi Electric India has made consistent efforts towards making positive contributions to the society through its products and technology. In order to boost this objective, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. has conceptualized its CSR plans for the next Financial Year and will focus on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by supporting the initiative of Government of India. The initiatives selected cover the broad areas of Skill Development, Community Development & Climate Action. These activities support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education, Clean Water & Sanitation, Good Health & Well-Being and Climate Action. The programs in-turn relate to Government of India's missions like Skill India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, National Rur...
Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

Seven Reasons Why Youth Needs to Act to Protect the Environment

Articles
Our Environment is everything around us and we share an intimate relationship with it starting from our very first day in this world. We, humans, live in this environment but spend little time in thinking and caring about it. This ignorance and inaction on our part is a huge concern because rapid increase in population, unplanned development and other human activities are putting a lot of pressure on the environment today. At this point in time, youth can play an important role in protecting the environment. The young population has more responsibility when it comes to environmental protection. This is because youth is the generation who can easily adopt new ways to save the environment. It is also the generation which will be the most impacted if nothing is done to protect the rapi...
Infosys Unveils Sustainability Report 2016-17

Infosys Unveils Sustainability Report 2016-17

Corporate Greening
Climate change and sustainable development continue to be the most-discussed topics of recent times, with a myriad of rules and guidelines laid down to keep the stability of natural systems intact. The GRI or Global Reporting Initiative is one such international organisation that assists businesses and other organisations in analyzing and communicating the impacts of their actions on environment, society and the economy. The G4 Guidelines, now GRI Standards, help generate significant information that can promote effective decision-making by companies and their stakeholders. Tech giant, Infosys, has recently revealed its Sustainability Report 2016-17 which is in-tandem with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines. The company has also completed a decade of reporting on susta
Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

Sonalika and UNIC Begin Promoting SDGs Through Art

Corporate Greening
Sonalika Social Development Society, the CSR Wing of Sonalika International Tractors Ltd. (ITL), the 3rd largest tractor manufacturer of India, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) inaugurated ‘ART is TRY 4 SDGs’, an art exhibition at Indian Habitat Centre to promote SDGs on 2nd March, 2016. The Art Exhibition is showcasing paintings created by students from 17 Delhi schools depicting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as defined by United Nations Agenda 2030. The paintings have been put up for display from 2 to 23 March, 2016 at the Atrium Hall, Indian Habitat Centre (New Delhi) with the underlying objective of raising awareness about the 17 SDGs through the medium of Art. Mr. Deepak Mittal, Managing Director, Sonalika ITL complimented the
What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Green Alert
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and was agreed upon by consensus at the informal meeting of the UN plenary on 2 August 2015. The outcome document of the aforementioned informal meeting is entitled, "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and sets aside 17 Sustainable Development Goals which will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. Prior to this - on 29th December 2014 - the United Nations - through its resolution 69/244 - decided that the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York, and convened as a high-level plenar...
How Natural Are Natural Disasters?

How Natural Are Natural Disasters?

Articles
Natural disasters have affected more than 200 million people every year since 1990. Globally, the rate of natural disaster events has gone up by 400% in the last 20 years. On an average, in the last 30 years, more than 4,600 people have died annually due to some sort of natural disaster. The impact of natural disasters is felt even harder today because of overcrowding and less open spaces. But who has time for the changing climate or showing concern towards the consistently dropping water table anyway? Everyone is so busy and is getting late for work, or something like that. Once upon a time, monsoons in India were associated with fests, sweets, kheer and regarded as a season of love. But since the last decade rains have become a death knell of disaster and possible disruption of...
Vedanta Hosted Its First Sustainable Development Day on July 1 2015

Vedanta Hosted Its First Sustainable Development Day on July 1 2015

Corporate Greening
Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries hosted its landmark first Sustainable Development Day on 1 July 2015 in London. The Day was hosted for analysts and investors to explain how Vedanta is embedding sustainability across its operations. The first Sustainable Development Day platform was also used to provide an update on progress in ensuring sustainability by Vedanta in the past year. Vedanta's first Sustainable Development Day was launched by Roma Balwani, Vedanta’s Sustainability, CSR and Communications President. The launch was followed by a presentation from Euan Macdonald, Chairman of Vedanta’s Sustainability Committee and Non-Executive Director. Tom Albanese, Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta, spoke about how Vedanta is putting its sustainable development model into practice.

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