Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla stressed the need for a sustainable environment, during an event on April 16. During his speech at a Parliamentary Research and Training Institute program, Birla called for innovative methods to preserve the environment. He also cautioned against the misuse of natural resources. He also stated that climate change affects various aspects of human life, like the ecosystem, the economy, etc.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on August 3 launched "Delhi@2047", an initiative to work towards policies and strategies for Delhi's development in all sectors. The aim is to make Delhi the number one global city in the world by 2047. The project also seeks partnerships with private sectors, corporate houses, and more. "We will increase Delhi's per capita income to Singapore's level and bid for the 2048 Olympics," Kejriwal said.
As many as 1,000 female garment workers in Bengaluru have preferred cycles for their travel to work in-order to save money as well as environment. Addressing the problems of transportation faced by the workers, Garment Labours Union (GLU) President Rukmini VP highlighted the interests of 40-50 workers who opted cycle to work. However, a global environmental group 'Greenpeace India' is collecting funds to provide bicycles and motivate for… read-more
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Almost 50% of the Methane emissions comes from aquatic ecosystems including natural, human-created and human-impacted aquatic ecosystems, claimed a study in journal 'Nature Geoscience'. The paper highlighted that human-made aquatic systems are major contributors as they release 41%-53% of global methane. Reportedly, the coastal aquaculture farms emit 7-430 times more methane than other coastal farms. While global methane emissions remained… read-more
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In a bid to support eco-friendly initiatives, Coca-Cola is conducting trials over the manufacturing of paper bottles. The idea is part of the Coca-Cola's World Without Waste sustainable packaging goal. Reportedly, the bottles were made out of sustainable sourced wood along with a bio-based material to keep the bottle carbonated. The technology is being developed by Danish company Paboco, along with Coca-Cola's research team. Notably, Coca-… read-more
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The European Union has recommended its members to use €750 billion for COVID-19 recovery packages. They have asked their 27 member countries to spend money on green energy, transport, and also focus on other areas. EU official Paolo Gentiloni said, "The guidance aims to help the member states to prepare national plans in line with our agreed objectives". The member countries can apply for said grants from January 2021.