A first-of-its-kind, voluntary, private sector-led initiative, the Sustainable Housing LeadershipConsortium (SHLC), is working towards mainstreaming green homes in India. The aim is for at least 20 per cent of India’s new housing developments to be green by 2022.
While countries are vying to associate themselves with India´s ambitious Smart Cities mission, a noted UN specialist has cautioned India, saying that it should look for indigenous solutions as it can not fall back on examples from other countries.
The United Nations 34th Montreal Protocol Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) meeting was held on July 11-17, 2014 in Paris to discuss global efforts to phase down emissions of ozone depleting substances.
The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) handles various departments such as urban community development, city planning, department of engineering, horticulture and education. A compact city, there has been no expansion to Vijayawada´s limit since 1985. C Hari Kiran, Municipal Commissioner, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation speaks to AHLAM
GVK received the Carbon Accreditation certificate on World Environment Day for its Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport project in Mumbai. This programme assesses the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions.
According to a report by the United Nations (UN), public private partnership (PPP) projects in India do not necessarily lead to improved disaster risk assessment and management, and they may underplay disaster risks or lead to their transfer as shared costs to the public sector or to city residents. The international agency said this in its Global Assessment Report (GAR) on disaster risk reduction. The 2013 GAR study on disaster risk reduction is the third biennial report coordinated by the UN's