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UNEP, Tata Power and Central Railway Partners to Launch EV Charging Points

The Central Railway, Mumbai, partners with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Tata Power to launch their novel green initiative to promote e-mobility in Mumbai. The joint venture has announced the installation of charging points for electrical vehicles (EVs) as a part of this initiative. These charging points would be available at all important railway […]

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ReNew Power and UNEP Partner up to Promote Increased Access to RE

UNEP has signed a partnership agreement with ReNew Power to promote increased access to renewable energy and improved energy efficiency in India The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with one of India’s largest independent renewable energy companies – ReNew Power to promote increased access to renewable […]

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Cheap Renewable Energy an Asset for COVID-19 Recovery Packages: Report

As COVID-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new report shows that falling renewable energy costs provide an opportunity for clean energy in recovery packages As COVID-19 hits the fossil fuel industry, a new report shows that renewable energy is more cost-effective than ever – providing an opportunity to prioritise clean energy in economic recovery […]

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Experts Stress Equity in India’s Push for a Green Economy

As per the ILO report, 77.4 percent jobs in India are ‘vulnerable’. A transition to a green economy in India must be a ‘Just Transition’, keeping in mind vulnerable livelihoods. A Just Transition would need to look at the labour surplus issue in India especially for those employed in agriculture and informal sectors. These were […]

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Touchdown – Solar Power Makes a Smooth Landing at Indian Airports

With over 100 operational airports, civil aviation in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing sectors in the country during the last three years. India is currently considered the third largest domestic civil aviation market in the world. India’s passenger traffic grew at 16.52 per cent year on year to reach a whopping […]

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The Five Leaders Singled by UNEP for their Work on Curbing Emissions

UN Environment, the arm of the UN focused on curbing emissions and fighting climate change, among other environmental challenges, has commended these 5 leaders for their work in curbing transport emissions. Even as UN Environment identified 5 leaders for their work in cutting back transport emissions, India would do well to track just what these […]

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Solar-Powered Cochin Intl Airport Wins UN’s Highest Environmental Honour

“Cochin International Airport will take home the award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy,” says UNEP. World’s first solar-powered Cochin International Airport has been conferred with the United Nation’s highest environmental honour for 2018 ‘Champion of the Earth’ award in the Entrepreneurial Vision category. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) […]

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UN Commends India’s Solar Approach and Plastic Ban

Major advances are being made to better safeguard natural environments across the world, but more action is needed if the planet’s long-term survival is to be ensured. United Nations’ environment chief has commended the intensity of India’s approach towards the use of solar energy for electricity production. UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Execiutive Director, Erik Solheim […]

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UNEP Happy to Recognise CIAL as World’s 1st Fully Solar-Powered Airport

“I really want to go around the world and speak about the success story (of CIAL),” the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme said. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Chief Erik Solheim said that UNEP is happy to recognise Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. “We are very happy to do it,” […]

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