Good Practices

Good Practices

Bengaluru offers green rides; its first electric bus

Bengaluru welcomed its first electric bus on Thursday, 30th September. Transport minister B Sriramulu inaugurated the 'green bus'. As a feeder service at Namma Metro station; which serve as connectin...

Sustainable Green Projects in Tamil Nadu Districts

Tamil Nadu’s Virudhanagar district has launched a novel campaign ‘Green Drive’, aimed at sustainable greenery development by the convergence of resources from several departments. ...

'Crockery bank'- a women-led initiative to conserve environment

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report of 2018-19 stated that 3.3 million metric tonnes of plastic waste was produced in India in 2018-19 and has only increased since then. Sameera Satija ...

Did you know?

  • To prevent warming beyond 1.5°C, we need to reduce emissions by 7.6% every year from this year to 2030. (EGR, 2019)
  • 2019 was the second hottest year on record in the last 140 years, just behind 2016, averaging 0.95 of a degree C above the normal (NOAA)
  • Earth naturally sequesters half the CO2 produced by human beings.
  • Highest concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere ever recorded in human history was in July 2021, 416 ppm.
  • On an average, global glaciers have thinned by 10 metres since 1980.
  • Only 57 countries (representing 60 percent of global emissions) are on track to meet their commitments by 2030.
  • Ocean absorbs 93% of the excess heat and 30% of the CO2 emissions produced from human activity. (IPCC, 2019)
  • Around 54% of greenhouse gas emissions come from just 3 of the biggest emitters, USA, China and Europe while the 100 least-emitting countries contribute less than 3%. (Climate Watch, 2020)
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