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What are sponge cities ?

Context: China has been hit by devastating floods in July, inundating cities and causing deaths and infrastructural damage, as well as raising questions about the effectiveness of its 2015 sponge city initiative to reduce urban flood risks. About Sponge Cities Need for Sponge Cities […]

New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG)

Context: The recently concluded Bonn climate conference in Germany, expected to outline the political agenda for the crucial end-of-year Conference of Parties 28 (COP28) in Dubai, was critical for reviewing and reforming the climate finance architecture. The conference has exposed a gaping hole in […]

The threat of rising sea levels

Context: The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has found in a new report, entitled ‘State of the Global Climate 2022’, that the world’s sea level is rising at an unprecedented rate. What is average sea level? How sea levels are changing now? State of Global Climate report 2022: The WMO State of the Global Climate report 2022 focuses on key […]

Bamboo based bio-refineries

Context: National Thermal Power Corporation, the largest power-generating utility in India, and Chempolis India, a leading Finnish bio-refining technology provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the feasibility of setting up a Bamboo-based Bio-Refinery in Bongaigaon, Assam.  What is a Bio-Refinery?  National […]

Plastic Rocks on Island Off Brazil

Rocks made of plastic debris have been discovered on the volcanic Trindade Island of Brazil. What are Plastic rocks? About Trindade Islands:Location – It is located 1140 Km from Southeastern state of Espirito Santo of Brazil in South Atlantic Ocean. What is Plastisphere? What […]

IREDA gets ‘Infrastructure Finance Status’ by RBI

Reserve Bank of India has granted ‘Infrastructure Finance Company (IFC)’ status to Indian Renewable Development Agency (IREDA). Earlier, IREDA was classified as ‘Investment & Credit Company (ICC)’. About Infrastructure Finance Company Status (IFC) About Harmonised Master List of Infrastructure Sub-Sectors Department of Economic Affairs […]

Climate Insurance

Every year, an estimated 26 million people are pushed into poverty by natural disasters which cause an average of $300 billion in economic losses.  Quick-disbursing financial protection instruments, such as contingent credit and insurance, can reduce humanitarian impacts and save money by enabling rapid […]

Net zero waste from buildings

All upcoming housing societies and commercial complexes in the country will soon have to mandatorily ensure net­ zero waste and have their liquid discharge treated, as part of the Union government’s push for reforming and modernising the sewage disposal system.  What is the concept of Net Zero Waste? How can we achieve Net Zero? Step 1. Reducing: Efforts should be made to reduce the waste generation to the […]

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Regulations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), responding to the increase in ESG investing and the demand by investors for information on ESG risks, substantially revised the annual Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR) required by the 1,000 largest listed companies in India.  What are E.S.G regulations? ESG regulation is any set of requirements on an organization to publicly disclose information about their performance in environmental, social, or governance topics. ESG disclosures are highly […]

Renewable Energy in India

As the world’s fastest-growing major economy with rising energy needs, India will account for approximately 25 per cent of the global energy demand growth between 2020-2040, as per BP energy outlook and IEA estimates. Ensuring energy access, availability and affordability for large population is […]

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