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Latest Articles in climate change

Farmer Has Zero Contribution To Emissions, Yet He Suffers Most: Nila Madhab Panda, Director, Kadvi Hawa

It’s not just about banning sale, uses, production, everything should be banned. We are not an environmentally conscious society believes Nila Madhab Panda

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Asking The Right Questions

It would be unfair to hold the paddy farmers responsible for Delhi’s smog, when they have not been offered eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions

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Cost Of Meeting Paris Agreement Target Could Be Up To 4% Of Global GDP: Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Yes Bank

In the fight against climate change, financial institutions have a big role to play to fill the funding gap required to effectively tackle environmental issues. 2016 was also the best year ever for green finance. Simply put, green finance covers the financing of investments that generate environmental benefits as part of the broader strategy to achieve inclusive, resilient and sustainable development. In 2016, G20 heads of state for the first time recognized the need to ‘scale up green finance’. In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy and Responsible Banking, YES Bank, discusses the various elements of green finance

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Biodiversity Conservation By ‘Opposition To Blind Progress’

Some of the causes of loss in biodiversity in India include habitat fragmentation, overexploitation, ignorance, loss of traditional knowledge, unplanned development, pollution, climate change, some agricultural, industrial and forestry practices, unsustainable natural resource consumption, inequities and global trade

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Ecosystem And Biodiversity Services Worth Almost $125 Trillion Per Year: Dr. Randall Glaholt, IUCN International Biodiversity Expert

Biodiversity is currently being lost at an unprecedented rate due to human activities that degrade or encroach on habitats, increase pollution load, and contribute to climate variability. This rapid declining of biodiversity is a huge problem for entire humanity and this can’t be averted unless relevant stakeholders come together to fight it

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Have To See That Impact On Planetary Boundaries Is Minimized: Tony Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group

“We have to build a system that makes money, doesn’t kill anybody and doesn’t pollute the environment. Some of us have to completely transform the way our businesses operate," Henshaw, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aditya Birla Group

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Belgium Can Provide Technical Solutions To Modernize Indian Railways Says Minister

Belgium and India share similar principles when it comes to world peace and security, climate change mitigations, or improvements in worldwide trade

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Need To Consider ‘Sustainability Return On Investment’ As Well: Alok Raj Gupta, Founder, Envecologic

Given the rise of the challenges of sustainable development, and the impending threat of climate change, it is important for organizations to integrate sustainability into their strategy and the need for environmental consultancies to pave the way in solving these environmental problems. In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, Alok Raj Gupta, Founder, Envecologic discusses how investments can be made in integrated sustainability to the value chain of business practices, the need for effective information dissemination in the realm of sustainability and the importance of collaborations for combating the challenges of sustainable development.

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Moving Into Action Mode On Climate Change

A broad-based international dialogue can facilitate global stock take and increase ambitions

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Climate Change Puts Disproportionate Burden On Poor, Marginalized: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Environment Minister

“India has been ambitious in its climate change actions and expect other countries also to be ambitious based on their historical responsibility on the basis of equity and Common but Differentiated Responsibilities." Dr Harsh Vardhan

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‘I Would Also Like To See Our Economies Come Together’

Ruhail Amin spoke to American Democrat Robby Wells during his recent visit to Mumbai, where he shared his vision for the United States

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It’s Not About Climate Change, It’s About Climate Justice: Dr VK Saraswat, NITI Aayog

"The biggest challenge is that the courts have done their part, whether it’s the Supreme Court or National Green Tribunal, but there is no recognition of the data by doctors and the scientific reports, taking action on that basis that it’s actually a health emergency,” Mr Sudhir Mishra

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Combined Measures Can Tackle Assam Climate Change

Decrease in annual rainfall is reported to be 0.96 mm per year and variations have been also observed in the number of rainy days and 24 hour maximum rainfall

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Understanding Climate Change Requires A Cross-Disciplinary Approach: Professor Robert Wasson

For individual events, it is necessary to perform attribution analyses where the role of climate change is quantified by modelling the event with and without higher levels of greenhouse gases

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Climate Change Affects The Progress And Development Of Our Country: Cherian Thomas, CEO, World Vision India

“The need of the hour is to tackle disaster and the negative impact of climate change. We need to evolve community-based resilient models, reduce the gap between policy and practice and proactively implement state and district level plans with regard to climate change,” Mr. Ramesh Babu – Director Programmes, EFICOR

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