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Rio+20 Earth Summit

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 21:49

Every day, we hear about the rapid rise in global warming, ice melting and sea-levels increasing at an alarming rate.

Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 21:16

The experts also said that India should prepare a set of sustainable development goals for the world and if it does not then the developed countries would do so.

US Consulate for schools` role in eco protection

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 10:04

School children in India, like their counterparts in the US, should show greater interest in the environment and look at ways to "reduce, reuse and recycle" in their everyday lives, a senior US diplomat said here today.

World leaders open Rio+20 Summit

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 21:01

The Rio+20 summit was formally thrown open by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, bringing together representatives of 191 UN members.

Mumbai scientist leads Indian chapter of Rio+20 conference

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 23:30

Mumbai-based scientist Pushkar Vaidya will lead the Rio+20 India Programme, a part of the three-day conference that begins in Brazil Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu to act against plastic waste soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 16:44

In a bid to create a clean environment in the state, the Tamil Nadu government would soon take steps to clean up plastic waste strewn in public places and tourist hubs.

Green Economy is the mantra on World Environment Day

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 09:35

Today (June 5) is World Environment Day (WED), an annual event celebrated since 1972 and dedicated to stimulate global awareness about the environment.

Rangarajan calls for powers to states to levy green tax

Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 21:59

The government on Friday said it has proposed to allow states to have powers for levying environmental tax following the presence of many industries in a region.

Growth should not be at cost of environment: PM

Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2012, 11:30

Ahead of a meeting with environment ministers of BASIC countries, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said growth is important for the people but should take place in a way which does not harm the environment.

'Green shift' can help industries save $2 trillion: WEF

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 20:30

Leading global economies can save up to USD 2 trillion by 'green shift' of their industries and countries like India can significantly improve sustainable competitiveness with stronger environment policies, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report said on Monday.

India to host international dialogue on green economy

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 19:22

India along with the United Nations will host a dialogue on green economy and inclusive growth next month in preparation for the Earth Summit in Brazil 2012.

Malaysia unveils plan to build `green economy`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 13:13

The initiative is part of economic reforms instituted by Prime Minister Najib Razak, aimed at pushing the Southeast Asian nation towards developed-nation status by 2020.