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Over 170 countries agree to reduce shipping emissions by 2050

Over 170 countries, comprising India, on Friday reached a historic agreement in London to reduce shipping carbon dioxide emissions by "at least" 50 per cent on 2008 levels by 2050 with an emphasis on scaling up action to 100 per cent by the mid-century.  

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Does India need a new forest policy?

The importance of forests to a state’s economy was recognised in the 14th Finance Commission with a weightage of 7.5% given to forests for devolution of central resources. This should be incentive enough to protect hill forests.

Crisis of depleting water sources

The techno-savvy city of Bengaluru, also known as the ‘silicon valley of India’, is set to face yet another harsh summer in the face of ever-dwindling water resources. The rapidly increasing drought-like conditions are bringing about rumours of water rationing even as groundwater levels have dropped to record depths.

The techno-savvy city of Bengaluru, also known as the ‘silicon valley of India’, is set to face yet another harsh summer in the face of ever-dwindling water resources. The rapidly increasing drought-like conditions are bringing about rumours of water rationing even as groundwater levels have dropped to record depths.

Food, energy, water security go together

With rising population, an expanding middle class, changing lifestyles and climate change putting a strain on resource availability, achieving food, energy and water security is becoming a prime concern.  
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Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.

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China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.

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