Sustainable Development

‘World Fisheries Day 2020’

The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India celebrated the ‘World Fisheries Day’ on November 21. The fishers, fish farmers, entrepreneurs, stakeholders, professionals, officials and Scientist from across the nation participated in the grand event. World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st November every year to demonstrate solidarity with …

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Global Hunger Index 2020

Global Hunger Index 2020

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels. GHI scores are calculated each year to assess progress and setbacks in combating hunger. The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the struggle against hunger, provide a way to compare levels of …

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Organic farming in India

Organic Farming In India

Assistance is provided under different schemes by the Government for promoting organic farming in the country – Schemes & Policies For Organic Farming In India Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) The scheme promotes cluster based organic farming with PGS certification. Cluster formation, training, certification and marketing are supported under the scheme. Assistance of Rs.50,000 per …

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How To Reverse Global Wildlife Declines By 2050?

According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund, Species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. The report has revealed that Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds over the last 50 years. Reversing global wildlife declines has become one of the most important challenges for the policy makers across the world. …

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Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF 2.0)

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) on September 11 launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0, along with the ‘Streets for People Challenge’ in a virtual event organized by the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The Objective Of Climate Smart Cities Assessment …

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Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Food Systems

Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Food Systems, is a new report  published on September 1 by WWF, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), EAT and Climate Focus. The report finds countries are missing significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and identifies 16 ways policymakers could take more action, from farm to fork. Currently, diets …

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Niti Aayog presents second voluntary report of SDG 2020

Decade Of Action: Taking SDGs From Global To Local”

NITI Aayog presented India’s second Voluntary National Review (VNR) at the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, 2020 on July 13, 2020. The HLPF is the foremost international platform for follow-up and review of progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The India VNR 2020 report titled Decade of Action: Taking SDGs …

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Deep Sea Mining Could Destroy Undiscovered Species: Ocean Panel

Deep Sea Mining should not begin before a full assessment of likely environmental impacts can be made, a report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) has said today.The International Seabed Authority (ISA), a U.N. body headquartered in Jamaica, has drawn up regulations on exploration, but has yet to …

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Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report has been released by the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the United Nations Statistics Division, the World Bank and the World Health Organization. Key Findings Of The Energy Progress Report Significant progress had been made on various aspects of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 prior …

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UNDP Teams Up With India To Boost Coastal Resilience

India is one of 27 countries that will be worst affected by rising sea levels due to global warming and the 60 million plus people living on the country’s coasts will bear the brunt, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The UN body which works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable …

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