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As momentum builds for December climate talks in Paris, Ban looks ahead to 'bold' outcome

27 August, 2015

New York, Aug 27 (RDI IBNS) Commending France's "exemplary leadership" on efforts to tackle climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday affirmed that the international community is now at a stage where the final elements of the new climate agreement are being negotiated.
UK Minister promotes Climate Action Plan in Kolkata

27 August, 2015

Kolkata, Aug 26 (RDI IBNS): UK Minister of State for International Development Desmond Swayne, visited Kolkata on Tuesday to see work under the UK-Kolkata Municipal Corporation partnership to develop Kolkata into a low-carbon and climate resilient city.
UK Minister and Sovan Chatterjee conducts sensitization program on climate change in Kolkata

27 August, 2015

Kolkata, Aug 25 (RDI IBNS) The British might have left India a long time ago but their love for the 'City of Joy' remains undeterred and unblemished to this day and to protect Kolkata from the jaws of pollution, develop it into a low-carbon and climate resilient city, Desmond Swayne, UK Minister of State for International Development, visited Kolkata on Tuesday and along with Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, promoted climate action in Kolkata.
UN-backed research ship scours Indian Ocean for plastic waste

16 August, 2015

New York, Aug 15 (RDI IBNS): The United Nations is supporting a project aiming to chart the impact of plastic waste, including garbage like plastic bags, and ‘microplastics’ used in products such as cosmetics and shower gels, in the Indian Ocean, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments.
Consistent efforts made to tackle air pollution: Govt

14 August, 2015

New Delhi, Aug 13 (RDI IBNS): The Government has been making consistent efforts to address the issue of air pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), an official statement said.
World must invest in new sustainable development agenda: UN official

12 August, 2015

New York, Aug 12 (RDI IBNS): It is vital that countries make the necessary investments to carry out the new sustainable development agenda that will be formally adopted next month, says a senior United Nations official, warning that the world can ill afford the costs of not doing so.
Oxymoronic Black Hole provides clues to growth

12 August, 2015

California, Aug 11 (RDI IBNS) Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile have identified the smallest supermassive black hole ever detected in the center of a galaxy.
Small islands need partnerships to battle climate change: Ban

31 July, 2015

New York, Jul 31 (RDI IBNS): The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, on Thursday stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.
UN urges action to tackle illegal wildlife trade

31 July, 2015

New York, Jul 31 (RDI IBNS): Recognizing that wild animals and plants are an “irreplaceable part of the natural systems of the Earth,” the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday urged its Member States to take decisive steps to prevent, combat and eradicate the illegal trade in wildlife, “on both the supply and demand sides.”
Orangutans face extinction on Borneo where deforestation is unsustainable: UN

30 July, 2015

New York, Jul 30 (RDI IBNS): The massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for the production palm oil together with the impact of climate change is driving to extinction the orangutan on Asia’s largest island, making it “clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different climate and, eventually, without orangutans, one of our closest relatives,” a new United Nations report revealed on Wednesday.
Karnataka's supportive ecosystem has transformed it into a prominent hub in the global industrial landscape, says President

28 July, 2015

Bangalore, July 27 (RDI IBNS) Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) on Monday at Bangalore.
Real estate, now all for 'green buildings and living'

28 July, 2015

Kolkata, Jul 27 (RDI IBNS): The concept of construction of 'green buildings' is the flag-bearer of sustainable development movement in the real estate sector and realtors in eastern India are taking a call.
Greenpeace India to challenge

24 July, 2015

New Delhi, July 23 (RDI IBNS): Greenpeace India will soon legally challenge "malicious charges" outlined in a notice threatening the cancellation of its society's registration.
UN-backed action plan to improve study of weather and climate in Polar regions takes shape

17 July, 2015

New York, July 17 (RDI IBNS) lAn international action plan to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in Polar regions has been agreed in an effort to minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with rapid changes in the Arctic and Antarctic environments, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Jet Airways, Sashastra Seema Bal honoured with animal welfare award

16 July, 2015

New Delhi, July 15 (RDI IBNS): Jet Airways, Sashastra Seema Bal and Dr. Ashutosh Joshi (officer-in-charge of Uttarakhand State Animal Welfare Board) were conferred with the Leadership in Animal Welfare Award for their exemplary service to animals in the past year.
Indo-Bangla Jt expedition climbed Mt. Nun in Jammu and Kashmir

11 July, 2015

Kolkata, July 10 (RDI IBNS): A joint climbing expedition by Mountaineering Association of Krishnanagar (MAK) from West Bengal and Dhaka, Bangladesh based adventure club “Keokradong” added another feather to their caps when they scaled 7135 metre high Mt. Nun in Punjab Himalaya under Jammu and Kashmir in July 7, according to a message received from the overall expedition leader Basanta Singha Roy on Friday.
Alarmed by melting glacier in Norway, Ban says world must 'act now' to curb climate change

09 July, 2015

New York, July 9 (RDI IBNS) At the site of a rapidly shrinking glacier in the Norwegian Arctic, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for the international community to “take action now” to fight climate change.
UN hails cooperatives as vehicle to make sustainable development a reality for all

06 July, 2015

New York, July 4 (RDI IBNS) Cooperatives will play an "invaluable role" in the international community's roll-out of a sustainable development goals, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who today marked the International Day of Cooperatives with an appeal for all to recommit to the business model, which could help make the vision of a sustainable future a reality for everyone.
Adequate, targeted financing key to people-centred sustainable development: UN official

04 July, 2015

New York, July 3 (RDI IBNS) In 2002, the global community came together in Monterrey, Mexico, to address key financial issues affecting global development. The International Conference on Financing for Development, the first United Nations gathering of its kind, resulted in a landmark global agreement in which developed and developing countries recognized their responsibilities in key areas such as trade, aid, debt relief and institution-building.
Viral video, Peta pressure lead to alleged monkey kidnapper's arrest

03 July, 2015

Mumbai, July 2 (RDI IBNS) The four alleged culprits who were secretly filmed kidnapping a monkey last week from Varandha Ghat in Maharashtra were caught yesterday evening by forest officials in Bhor after spending 10 days on the run.

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