sustainable development

IGNOU opens admissions for biodiversity programme


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University Sunday invited applications for admission to its online programme in biodiversity."IGNOU's chair for sustainable development (CSD) invites applications for ... Read more...

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UN, World Bank to jointly address global challenges


August 10th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN and the World Bank agreed Thursday to work more closely in addressing global challenges, including sustainable development, health and education.In his meeting with ... Read more...

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$200 mn World Bank loan to Himachal for green development


July 27th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 27 (IANS) The World Bank has granted a $200 million (Rs.1,100 crore) loan to Himachal Pradesh to promote green initiatives and sustainable development in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Afghanistan faces existential threat from terror: India (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 8 (IANS) In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India Sunday said Afghanistan faces an "existential threat" from terror emanating from across its borders and urged the world to ... Read more...

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Russia to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 in comparison to 1990."I confirm that ... Read more...

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Greenpeace to collect one million signatures for Arctic


June 22nd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Rio De Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greenpeace has plans to collect one million signatures via the Internet to support a project against oil drilling and unsustainable ... Read more...

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China urges joint effort for sustainable development


June 21st, 2012 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday urged the global community to make joint efforts to promote sustainable development."To jointly promote sustainable development, we should take ... Read more...

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Earth Summit opens in Brazil


June 20th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) The UN Conference on Sustainable Development opened here Wednesday with world leaders meeting to renew political commitment to tackle economic, social and environmental problems.... Read more...

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Quickfix guide to Rio+20 (To go with Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starts Wednesday)


June 19th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
What is Rio+20? Rio+20 is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro June 20-22, twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in the ... Read more...

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IGNOU online course on sustainable science


June 19th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for an online diploma course in sustainable science, an official said Tuesday.The last ... Read more...

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Gilani to attend UN conference in Brazil


June 12th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will attend the upcoming UN conference on sustainable development in Brazil June 20-22.More than 120 heads of the governments ... Read more...

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China to loan $10 bn to SCO nations


June 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China has pledged a $10 billion loan to support economic development in the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).A two-day meeting of the heads ... Read more...

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IOC concerned over progress of work in Rio


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern over Rio's ability to build necessary infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics in time.The urban infrastructure projects ... Read more...

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China can achieve this year’s development goals: Wen


May 13th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China has the confidence, conditions and capabilities to achieve this year's development goals, Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday at a trilateral business summit between China, Japan ... Read more...

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Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

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Majority US NGOs in China unregistered


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Less than three percent of American non-governmental organisations operating in China are registered with the government, a report has said.There were about 1,000 US NGOs in ... Read more...

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IGNOU offers online courses on sustainable science


March 29th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started its admission process for three online courses on sustainable sciences, a statement said Thursday. Admissions are ... Read more...

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China, Latin America to build investment platform


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 22 (IANS) An investment platform that will mobilize $1 billion is expected to be operational this year, People's Daily reported Thursday.The announcement was made by its founder, the ... Read more...

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Economic Survey favours higher diesel prices


March 15th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Economic Survey for 2011-12 tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Thursday has recommended higher diesel prices, saying the subsidised ... Read more...

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China offers to share water management experience


March 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is willing to share with other nations its unique experiences in water management and conservation, according to Chen Lei, minister of water resources.China is ... Read more...

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UAE funding wind farm in Seychelles


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Victoria (Seychelles), March 1 (IANS/WAM) The foundation stone of a UAE-funded wind farm was laid in this Indian Ocean island nation Thursday.Seychelles President James Alix Michel and representatives of the Abu ... Read more...

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Clinton to attend G-20 foreign ministers’ meet in Mexico


February 16th, 2012 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) US State Secretary Hillary Clinton will join the first G-20 ministers of foreign affairs informal meeting in Mexico which commences later this week, the State Department ... Read more...

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Pachauri backs green building technologies


January 16th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Warning that India is facing an energy security challenge, renowned environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Monday said use of ... Read more...

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Researchers verify the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Italian scientists say the image in the Shroud of Turin was not faked after a study of the famous piece. The shroud is famed for being the ... Read more...

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ICT key to combat climate change, say experts


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Information and communications technology (ICT) can play a major role in combating climate change by encouraging adoption of green practices, experts said Thursday."ICT could help ... Read more...

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Major outcome of Durban climate talks


December 11th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate change talks in Durban Sunday arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases.The main outcome ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host earth summit


December 8th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 7 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host an earth summit from Dec 12-15, the organisers said Wednesday.Environmental experts from different countries will delebrate on sustainable development at the ... Read more...

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Colombia turns down project linked to president’s kin


October 26th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) The Colombian government Tuesday blocked the construction of a controversial luxury hotel in the Tayrona Nature Park due to the involvement in the project of two ... Read more...

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Solar power to light up Dubai parks


September 29th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 29 (IANS) All parks in Dubai will soon use solar-powered lights in a bid to reduce consumption of electricity and use more natural resources, a top official has ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly session concludes


September 28th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) The 66th session of the UN General Assembly has concluded here, Xinhua reported.The General Assembly session commenced last Wednesday, with the theme "The role of ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admissions to three online courses


September 23rd, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Friday inivited applications for three online programmes -- on nutrition, the Himalayan ecosystem and management of the Ganges ... Read more...

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UAE launches 1 mn dirham environmental prize


September 16th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emritates Thursday announced establishment of a prize with a cash award of 1 million Arab Emirates dirhams ($ 272,000) for measures to ... Read more...

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Argentina oil refinery explosion kills 1


August 10th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
BAHIA BLANCA, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- At least one person was killed after an oil refinery exploded early Wednesday morning in southeastern Argentina, local authorities said.The explosion took place at around 1 ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly adopts resolution on happiness


July 20th, 2011 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 20 (IANS) The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on happiness. It said happiness was critical in advancing economic growth and social progress, Xinhua reported.Calling the ... Read more...

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Finnair to operate its first biofuel powered flight


July 14th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 14 (IANS) Nordic air carrier Finnair will operate its first biofuel powered flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki from next week, an official said Thursday.Finnair's flight will use biofuel ... Read more...

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