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India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

India to Host Global Wildlife Program to Address Illegal Wildlife Trade

Green Alert
The Government of India, jointly with the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be hosting a Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Conference starting 2 October 2017. The objective of hosting this programme is to address illegal wildlife trade across 19 countries of Asia and Africa. The Global Wildlife Programme will be inaugurated by India'a Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. India is already playing a leadership role in management of wildlife through involvement of local communities. Pointing out that no programme can succeed solely based on Government policies, the Environment Minister briefed the media that people's participation at societal level is very necessary for the success of any wildlife protection project. "Five crore people living around natio...
Yes Bank Joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Yes Bank Joins Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Corporate Greening
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
Tiger Range Countries Come Together for Restoring Tiger Populations in the Wild

Tiger Range Countries Come Together for Restoring Tiger Populations in the Wild

Green Alert
The 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRCc) viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam have finalized an ambitious global programme for restoring tiger populations in the wild.  Representatives from the 13 countries came together at the two day workshop on “Consensus for Conservation”, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) through the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and co-hosted by the Global Tiger Initiative supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF), Smithsonian Institution, World Bank and other partners. Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh congratulated the TRCs for finalizing Global Tiger Recovery Programme (GTRP) which is to be adopted by all the 13 TRC Governments, who
MoEF Invites Applications for Various Posts for NGRBA

MoEF Invites Applications for Various Posts for NGRBA

Green Jobs
The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) invites applications for various posts for setting up the Project Preparation & Management Unit (PPMU) for the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA). The Ministry has already received Project Preparation Facility (PPF) from the World Bank in this regard for supporting preparation for the NGRBA. Suitable candidates for the below mentioned designations will be selected for a period of five years, with a probation period of two years. All positions are based in New Delhi and higher salary will be considered for deserving candidates. Based on the response, suitable candidates will be shortlisted and called for an interview. The positions advertised for are as below: 1. Project Officer (Waste and Waste Water Management) Ed...
India Voted as the Most Environment Friendly Nation in the world. Chance or Choice?

India Voted as the Most Environment Friendly Nation in the world. Chance or Choice?

Articles
India was voted as the most environmental friendly and green country in the world by none other than National Geographic. Five seconds later, I smell leaves burning down my lane. Since 2008, National Geographic has been carrying out annual surveys to measure Greendex: sustainable consumer behavior across the world. This year, the online survey was carried out in collaboration with Globescan-Global Public Opinion and Stake holder research, where 1000 people in each of the 17 countries were surveyed and asked about their consumption pattern in the following 4 areas: Housing Size of residents relative to number of inhabitants, water usage, home and water heating, consumption of renewable energy etc. Transport The size of the vehicle that they owned, the distance that ...

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