JULY 2017
Twenty Smart Cities form SPVs with Municipal Bodies

The twenty cities selected in the first batch of the Smart Cities Mission have established special purpose vehicles (SPVs) with municipal corporations and appointed full-time CEOs, CIOs, and CFOs.

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Residents Find Innovative Ways to Save their Lakes

With most of the lakes in Bengaluru city on the verge of disappearing, few residents are devising innovative ways to revive some of the most endangered lakes.

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Medical Waste Piles up, Trash Time Bomb Ticks

With the number of healthcare facilities increasing, Delhi has seen a steep rise in biomedical waste generation in the past few years.

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Rhododendrons of Eastern Himalayas under Threat

Though home to 97 per cent of the Rhododendron species and sub-species in the country, indiscriminate felling and loss of habitat in the north-eastern states has left many of these flowering plants vulnerable to extinction.

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Gulf of Mannar to be Made Climate Change Resilient

In a bid to restore biodiversity in Gulf of Mannar, the Tamil Nadu Environment Department has kickstarted a 24.74 crore project to rejuvenate the coastal ecosystem.

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Over 500 New Species of Plants, Animals Discovered in India in 2016

Over 500 new species of plants and animals were discovered in India in 2016, in addition to 194 found in the country for the first time, according to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

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Emperor Penguins may not Cope with Climate Change

The iconic Emperor Penguins may see devastating decline in their populations by the end of this century, if projections for melting Antarctic sea ice are correct, a new study suggests.

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Ethiopia's First Botanic Garden Aims to Preserve Country's Flora Heritage

With agro-ecological zones ranging from 125 m below sea level to about 5,000 m above sea level, Ethiopia boasts one of the richest flora heritages in Africa.

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Marine Reserves are Helping Ecosystems Cope with Climate Change

Marine reserves are helping ecosystems adapt to the impacts of global warming, as well as protecting against overfishing and pollution.

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Apple Raises $1 Billion through 'Green Bond' in Environmental Push

The 10-year bond, which will pay investors a coupon of 3 per cent and yield 82 basis points over comparable US Treasuries, has earmarked projects that meet"three environmental priorities where one can make the most environmentally positive impact", Apple said in a filing with US securities regulators.

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Dubai Ranked Third in the List of Most Green Buildings in the World

Dubai has the highest ratio of projects being certified with 81 per cent of in-progress projects across global cities, which indicates a ‘burgeoning interest in sustainability’, according to the report titled 'Sustainability and Wellness in Dubai'.

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Google can now Map the Air Pollution Levels of City Roads

Google is using its all-seeing Street View vehicles to map the pollution levels of city roads.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in Indias CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
+44 (0) 20 7375 7248