'Environment Ministry will work as facilitator of sustainable development'

The Environment Ministry will work as a facilitator of sustainable development by bringing transparency, removing bottlenecks and encouraging people's participation, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Monday.

Give tax sops to renewable energy projects: Report

Tax incentives, easier overseas borrowing norms and innovative financial instruments for clean energy projects will boost India's efforts to achieve sustainable development in the long term, says a report.

PM Modi to visit France in April; invites French companies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday invited French companies to take advantage of "Make in India" programme in various sectors while pointing out the liberalised FDI regime in India.

India, Germany to hold talks on environment, climate change

India and Germany will hold a bilateral meeting tomorrow aiming at strengthening the cooperation between the two nations on issues related to environment.

India Water Week: Prakash Javedkar launches water literacy programme
India Water Week: Prakash Javedkar launches water literacy programme

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India is observing “India Water Week” from January 13 to 17th in an effort to raise awareness, conserve and use of water resources in the integrated manner.​

Good health key to sustainable development, say experts

Road accidents contribute "highly" to the death rate in the country and the society needs to be given knowledge on various aspects in case of an emergency, experts speaking at a symposium on health and development at the 102nd Indian Science Congress said here Monday.

Invest in girls to fight climate change: Ashok Khosla

Investing for girls’ education and employment can be helpful in curbing carbon emissions, said Ashok Khosla, an expert on environment and sustainable development.

Indo-US group to work very closely on climate change: Javadekar

Terming the Indo-US Joint Working Group as an "important platform" for addressing environment and sustainable development concerns, Environment minister Prakash Javadekar Wednesday said the group needs to work "very closely" and develop common understanding and balanced package for post 2020 period.

Himachal to get USD 100 million from WB for `green` growth

Himachal Pradesh today became the first Indian state to get USD 100 million World Bank project for promoting green growth and sustainable development in the state as the Centre, the World Bank and the state signed a deal to this effect here today.

China to boost global sustainable development with UN

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Saturday that his country would deepen cooperation with UN agencies to boost green development, address climate change, so as to promote the world`s sustainable development.

Forests key to sustainable development, existence of humans

A new study has warned that the destruction of forests, that made earth habitable for mammals in the first place, will lead to the decline of all mammals, including humans.

Sustainability must be at the heart of SDGs: Kofi Annan

Global leaders who converged at the 14th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi on February 2 called for immediate attention for the conservation of natural resources like oceans which are shared by the global community.

`Sustainable development only way to India`s future goals`

Solar Energy Commission of India president Anil Kakodkar has cautioned the people against recklessly destroying natural resources without considering future needs and sustainability of the ecosystem.

Solar plane inspiration for sustainable development: UN chief

Applauding the first cross US journey of the solar-powered plane, Ban Ki-moon today said the historic flight could serve as an inspiration to tackle climate change and promote sustainable development.

`Cities should be hospitable and resilient`

Dr Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio is an Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation.

`Green projects contributed to sustainable development`

Ninety-six percent of Indian industry believes the CDM - investment in emission reduction projects - has contributed to sustainable development in the country.

Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit

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.

PM hits out at developed nations over carbon emissions

PM Manmohan Singh today hit out at industrialised countries over the issue of making available additional finance and technology to help developing world reduce carbon emissions.

Rich nations shy from commitment at Rio Earth Summit

As the Earth Summit began Wednesday, India had more than one reason to be happy.

China urges joint effort for sustainable development

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday urged the global community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development.