Speaking at the second edition of the mega Bharat Nutrition Week conclave, organized by the Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council, Mr. Bishow Parajuli, director of UN World Food Programme (WFP) applauded the efforts of India’s Nutritional programs and initiatives. He also outlined the path ahead for better coverage.
Vodafone will be providing users with new Eco-SIMs made from recycled plastic. They will be in half-sized format and will gradually replace SIM cards that are currently made from single-use plastic. The new Eco-SIM will arrive in 12 of Vodafone’s European markets, along with Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.
A new report published by German-watch along with Climate Action Network (CAN) and New Climate Institute released on 10th Nov mentioned that India secured 10th spot in climate change performance.
While addressing the UNGA’s General Debate of the Second Committee on ‘Crisis, Resilience and Recovery — Accelerating Progress towards the 2030 Agenda’, India highlighted that to achieve the target of Net-Zero emissions by 2050 the developed countries must do a ‘Net-Minus’.
India has decided to ratify a key amendment to the Montreal Protocol (1989) for saving the ozone layer. The Kigali amendment enables the stepwise phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons, a set of 19 chemicals that are responsible for ozone depletion.
On Sep 9 The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) launched an app for management of electronic waste. The web portal aims at facilitating the collection, mobilization, processing and discarding of e-waste. As a platform for exchange between buyers and vendors for electronic parts and appliances, the Commissioner of NDMC made a statement.
DMT Environmental Technology (DMT) will be providing the biogas upgrading technology for the first ever collaboration between Thames Water and SGN Commercial Services in the UK. SGN was awarded an eight-year framework, amounting to £70 million (€82 million) by Thames Water. They will also design, construct, operate and regulate biogas processing plants at Thames Water’s wastewater treatment facilities.
Himachal Pradesh government has decided to follow suit of New Delhi, in the thoughtful initiative of launching an app for the management of E-waste across 51 centres. The mayor of Dehradun, Sunil Uniyal Gama had laid the foundation of an E-waste management awareness campaign. It was a collaboration of District Municipality, Uttarakhand state council of technology, Society of environmental sciences and national mission on Himalayan studies.
Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Union Minister of State for Environment, Forestry, and Climate Change, stated on Thursday that India is committed to lowering its GDP's emissions intensity by 45% from 2005 levels by 2030.
India stayed away from the UK-led accord on stopping deforestation and declined to ratify the US and EU's "Global Methane Pledge," which aims to reduce global methane emissions by 30% over 2020 levels by 2030. The primary gas driving climate change, CO2, has a lifetime of 100–1,000 years, according to the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Reuters reports that due to a rise in demand from makers of electric vehicles (EVs), the Russian aluminium company United Co Rusal International is considering supplying more low-carbon aluminium to China. Vice President Huang Wenqian of Rusal Shanghai Economic and Trade Company said, “we are highly confident about China's low-carbon demand”.
Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), emphasizes the need for urgent debt relief for poor countries suffering from the impacts of climate disasters. Ahead of a global summit on climate finance, Georgieva asserts that these countries should not be burdened with crippling debt payments, especially considering the increasing severity of extreme weather events and high interest rates. She calls for timely debt relief and advocates for innovative measures like "debt for climate swaps" to redirect funds towards greenhouse gas emissions reduction and climate resilience. Georgieva highlights the severe lack of climate finance available for developing nations and stresses the need to mobilize significant financial resources.