Telangana became the country's first state to implement the Cool Roof Policy on Monday. The 'Telangana Cool Roof Policy 2023-2028' aims to reduce the effect of heat islands and heat stress. By 2030, cool roofing will cover 200 square kilometers in Hyderabad and 100 square kilometers in the remainder of the state.
The first global water summit in nearly 50 years ended with the appointment of a new UN envoy for water and hundreds of non-binding pledges that, if fulfilled, would move the world closer to universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation.
According to Environment Minister Therese Coffey, wet wipes containing plastic will be outlawed in England as part of plans to combat water pollution. According to Ms Coffey, the prohibition on plastic-based wipes will go into effect after a consultation next year. It is part of a larger strategy to improve water quality in England, where no river or waterway is clean.
The Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, which is bearing the brunt of climate change's impact on lives, the environment, and the economy, and the World Bank met in February to explore a greener and more sustainable growth path to reach the goal of becoming a "Green Energy State" by 2026. It is expected to be one of the state's major renewable priorities, given more than 90% of the population lives in rural regions.
India has set a target of reaching net-zero emissions by 2070. As the country's need for energy and resources increases, a transition to renewable energy sources is required to lessen dependency on fossil fuels. Green hydrogen (GH2) is one of the most promising renewable energy carriers, with the potential to play an essential part in India's low-carbon, self-sufficient economic paths.
Sri Lanka will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India to develop renewable energy, with the goal of generating 70% of its electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030. The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the two nations on renewable energy cooperation, according to a spokesman for the Sri Lankan Cabinet. "The government has proclaimed generating 70% of the electricity needs by 2030 from renewable energy sources to achieve power supply independence and carbon neutrality by 2050," the official added.
To make an effect at the grassroots level, Kia has begun on-the-ground execution of its two national community programmes, DROP (Develop Responsible Outreach for Plastic) and Uphaar. The two programmes are consistent with Kia's worldwide CSR objective of a "clean environment" and a "free and safe movement" for a more sustainable future.
In the fiscal year 2023, which ends in March, 325-350 tonnes of e-waste is scheduled to be disposed of and recycled, up more than 18% from the previous year, owing to an increase in disposal from workplaces, businesses, and families.
While addressing the nation in the 99th edition of the Mann ki Baat, monthly radio programme, PM Modi hailed the efforts of Pune’s MSR-Olive society in boosting the use of solar energy.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that key Himalayan rivers such as the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra, which are all vital to India, may witness reduced flows as glaciers and ice sheets recede owing to global warming in the coming decades.