India on its way towards achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals

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The government said India is on its way towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it is reaching out to over 81 crore poor people with subsidised grains via ration shops, reducing farm wastage and promoting eating nutritious food.  The government’s top officials echoed this message at a pre-event organised by industry body […]

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UN cautions India over “bad economics” of coal in light of its impending auctions for private mining

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With India facing deadly air pollution, high healthcare costs and growing disaster threats from global warming, the head of the United Nations warned the country’s leaders Friday that investing more in coal was “bad economics”. India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has been ramping up its use of renewable energy – but coal […]

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India among others imported North Korea commodities despite sanctions: UN experts

North Korea illegally exported coal, iron and other commodities worth at least $270 million to China and other countries including India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka in the six-month period, in contravention to the sanctions imposed by the United Nations. UN experts monitoring sanctions said in a report released last week that Kim Jong Un’s government […]

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108 million people in the world face severe food insecurity – situation worsening

Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels. The dramatic increase reflects the trouble people have in producing and accessing food due […]

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Global investment in renewables hit $285.9 billion last year, but more needs to be done – UNEP

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Global investment in renewables hit $285.9 billion last year, a new high that outstrips the previous record set in 2011 at the peak of the “green stimulus” programmes and the German and Italian rooftop solar booms, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a report. It said total investment in renewable energy over the […]

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