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Countries with the fastest growth in small businesses

The pandemic caused many businesses and organizations to suffer and even shut down permanently. Small businesses were affected in many ways, but there was also a rise seen in many places, who adapted to the COVID norms. Many countries like the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia.

COP26 is our last best hope to keep 1.5 in reach: Alok Sharma

The much-awaited biggest climate conference dropped the curtains on 31st October 2021. The summit opened with the conference addressed by the COP President Alok Sharma,

A relief for Honduran climate refugees

Honduras was one of the worst hit nations by COVID-19. With an extensive lockdown stretching over almost a whole year, more than 96000 cases and high mortality and the economy hitting rock bottom, its people have greatly suffered.

India on track to meet its 2030 renewable energy targets

The Union Power Minister R K Singh announced that India is all set to integrate large-scale elements and renewable sources to keep the frequency control in check through AGC (Automatic Generation Control).

Bengaluru witnessed adverse effects of climate change

Heavy rain in Bengaluru in the month of December has left its mark behind as the continuous pouring led to the collapse of several old households. The citizens living in the low-lying areas are the ones worst affected as their homes were flooded with the continuous and unexpected heavy rain and left many homeless as several buildings came down during this unfortunate event.

Denmark to phase out fossil fuel use in domestic flights by 2030

In an attempt to start the new year to achieve its climate action targets Denmark's government has declared a goal to make all the domestic flights free from fossil-fuel use by 2030.

First Carbon Border Tax to be implemented by EU

As the world is realising the extent of climate depletion governments and businesses all over the world are revamping their policies to limit the carbon emission at different levels. In terms of country-wise contributions to CO2 emissions, some nations rank above the others. To push the efforts further, the European Union has started the Carbon Border Tax.

Climate Change is Rapidly Transforming Britain’s Economy

Britain’s academia warns the country of impending ‘catastrophic’ environmental fallout and the need to combat climate change. A few weeks earlier, Britain published a report warning that without immediate, extensive lowering of GHG emissions, capping global warming at 1.5 or two degrees will soon be ‘beyond reach.’

Equity in Climate Change Discourse

In the early 2000s, the gender empowerment consultations and workshops I attended had one constant in all of them - Men used to sit on the chairs and women on the floor. Such was the irony! The vision was gender equality/equity, and visible physical manifestation was the antithesis of the idea being promoted.

Adidas introduced ‘FutureCraft’ low-carbon sports shoes

Adidas and Allbirds’ low-carbon training shoes introduced last year are now available for the customers and can be availed from Adidas’ select retail stores and website.

Sixth mass extinction has ‘probably started’ argues scientists

According to new research conducted by the University of Hawaii’s Pacific Biosciences Research Center, the sixth mass extinction of the wildlife species living on land and in freshwater has ‘probably started’.

Unilever’s Knorr to introduce climate-friendly pizza

Knorr, one of the leading food & beverages brand offering ready to made spice-blend, soup mix and meal-kit has now announced to deliver free planet-friendlier pizzas called ‘plizzas’ in select cities of America.

Global beauty brand Coty to introduce perfumes from carbon-captured ethanol

Global beauty brand based out of the U.S Coty has informed that the company has started making perfume using carbon-captured ethanol and is planning to incorporate recycled carbon into most of its fragrance products by 2023.

Transition to clean energy not an option anymore, it’s a compulsion: Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani, on Wednesday pointed to climate change as the biggest threat to mankind and called for a green industrial revolution. Mr Ambani in his address pointed out how the industrial revolution disrupted the ecosystem and triggered imbalances in the environment

Climate change: Major shift in key crops as the world heats up

The regions of the world suitable for the cultivation of coffee, avocados and cashews will face a dramatic change as the world warms up, says a new study.

Vedanta aluminium business introduced low-carbon aluminium

India's largest producer of aluminium ‘Vedanta Aluminium’ unveiled its two low carbon products 'Restora' & 'green' and became the first brand to manufacture low-carbon products to fulfil demands worldwide.

Vodafone to introduce a special program for sustainable management of e-waste in Europe & Africa

The global telecommunications group Vodafone has announced a special program for the sustainable management of electronic waste to strengthen its environmental commitment in parts of Europe and Africa.

Historic commitment by 175 nations in UNEA to curb plastic pollution

The resumed session of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) held from 28th Febr - March 2022 in Nairobi witnessed some historic resolutions three drafts were presented to address the global plastic pollution.

Potential low-carbon cement could reduce 60 per cent CO2 emissions

In the UK, a government-sponsored innovation programme has successfully produced a new low-carbon cement, which has the potential to cut down the carbon emissions up to 60 per cent as compared to the emissions of the leading cement maker in the UK.