Extreme events take 231 lives during pre-monsoon: IMD
News this fortnight Posted on 28 Jun, 2022 02:34 PM

IMD seasonal analysis shows 231 lives lost during the pre-monsoon season due to extreme weather events

Floods during pre-monsoon season claim 81 lives this year. Photo for representation only (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Certified Water Quality Management course by INREM Foundation
Posted on 26 Jun, 2022 05:59 PM

About the course:

This course on Water Quality Management (WQM) is being organized by INREM Foundation along with Water Quality Network. The course is aimed at equipping participants towards the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) programme of Govt of India. The course is executed in English and Hindi languages.

Leaving no one behind
National engagement on COVID-19 vaccination and migrants Posted on 25 Jun, 2022 08:17 PM

On 24 June 2022, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) India and the NITI Aayog jointly hosted an event – the National Engagement on COVID-19 Vaccination & Migrants: Leaving No One Behind. 

Migrant workers were more likely to experience a higher burden of COVID-19 infection (Image: ILO Asia-Pacific, Flickr Album)
India-Bangladesh floods change course of children’s lives as entire districts submerged
Save the Children helps people stranded in deadly flooding Posted on 23 Jun, 2022 05:55 PM

More than

Millions affected after deadly floods affect the two countries (Image: Save the Children)
Improving India's poor environmental performance
Environmental Performance Index ranks India at the bottom Posted on 23 Jun, 2022 08:37 AM

On June 8, Yale University's Center for Environmental Law and Policy and Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network released a report of the Environmental Performance Index 2022. India ranked lowest among the 180 countries considered, lagging behind Myanmar at 179, Vietnam (178), Bangladesh (177) and Pakistan (176).

As per the EPI 2022 deteriorating air quality and rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions are the primary reasons behind the country's low score (Image: Rawpixel)
Push for sustainable substitutes for single use plastics
Seven startups working on sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics in the food and beverage industry incubated by GoMassive Earth Network Posted on 22 Jun, 2022 05:23 PM

GoMassive Earth Network, an investment network for investing in startups in the sustainability space had in November 2020, GoMassive launched Climate Angels, which is an early-stage investment syndication platform for pollution reduction and climate tech.

Mobile refill stations help Mumbai's citizens go zero-waste (Image: BetterIndia)
Financing clean energy transitions to meet India's climate goals
India must significantly step-up clean energy subsidies to meet its 2030 targets: CEEW-IISD Posted on 20 Jun, 2022 08:40 PM

In 2021, at global climate negotiations, the government established a new commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2070. It also reaffirmed its aim to install 500 GW of non-fossil power capacity by 2030.

India needs to further shift support away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy technologies (Image: Kenueone, Pixabay)
Sustainable investing to surge to US$125 billion in India by 2026
Sustainability investments in India will make up around 40% of AuM by 2026, from the current 15%, as per a report by Benori Knowledge Posted on 18 Jun, 2022 09:59 AM

Climate change consciousness has led to global investment firms prioritising sustainable investments, not only for long-term financial returns but to also provide positive social effects.

Sectors attracting sustainable investments are renewable energy, e-mobility, agritech and waste management (Image: Roadlight, Pixabay)
Re Sustainability announces mega Innovation Fund to incubate the best waste management, recycling, and circular economy ideas
Company reiterates its commitment to the Earth this World Environment Day, and solicits entries from within India and around the world
Posted on 08 Jun, 2022 10:23 AM

Re Sustainability Limited, a KKR-backed company that is Asia