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New UN report calls for action on climate-damaging HFCs

Nov 21, 2011 06:05 PM Recent Upsurge in use of Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) will make it difficult to achieve the target of keeping global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius, finds out the latest UN Environment Programme report.

Guidelines to protect children against violence

Nov 18, 2011 08:05 PM Safe You and Safe Me guide book released by Save The Children on the eve of the International Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, highlights the types of violence that children face and how they can protect themselves.

India needs to spend more on healthcare: WHO

Nov 17, 2011 08:00 PM Indian government should spend a large percentage of GDP on public health to become an economic superpower, says WHO.
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Climate change partnership to conserve Eastern Himalayan biodiversity

Nov 17, 2011 04:25 PM Regional adaptations to extreme weather conditions and impacts of climate change on endangered alpine species were the main focus at a WWF-led session in Bhutan.

UK government provides funds for Indian solar plans

Nov 16, 2011 06:05 PM The UK government is giving £6m to help India tackle climate change by bringing down the costs of solar power making the shift to a low carbon economy.

Public participation to shape corporate reporting

Nov 16, 2011 11:05 AM Sustainability experts at the Global Reporting Initiative have called upon all organisations and individuals to participate in an online survey and help shape the future of corporate reporting.

ACHR demands juvenile homes for Kashmiri girls

Nov 16, 2011 10:10 AM Juveniles in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir are detained without trial and girls compulsorily sent to prisons and police lock ups, reveals a latest report by Asian Commission for Human Rights.

Neelam Chhiber judged India's social entrepreneur of the year

Nov 15, 2011 11:06 AM The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship awarded Neelam Chhiber, Founder of Indus Tree Crafts Foundation, as social entrepreneur of the year 2011.
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Workshop to strengthen food security in Asia

Nov 14, 2011 06:19 PM An IFPRI workshop in Nepal brings together stakeholders in development to review and share knowledge about strategies to strengthening food security in Asia. The workshop will serve as a platform for the participants to address the challenges of population growth, climate change, food price instability.
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India-Switzerland tie up to build energy efficiency

Nov 09, 2011 05:39 PM India and Switzerland have signed an MoU for a joint project that aims at enhancing the energy efficiency of Indian buildings through Swiss expertise. It is estimated that 30-40% of world’s total energy is consumed by buildings.
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