APR 2018
India Reaffirms Its Fight on Climate Change with ISA

With 22 heads of states, the Prime Minister spelt out India's commitment to act against climate change and start a 'global solar revolution' during the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi on March 11, 2018.

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Cauvery Verdict: Apex Court Reduces Tamil Nadu's Share

The Supreme Court has reduced Tamil Nadu's allocation of Cauvery water from Karnataka from 192 tmc to 177.25 tmc. Tamil Nadu will have to now bank on 10 tmc groundwater available with it. The court said the tribunal did not consider the growing needs of Bengaluru and had thought the city could make do with its 60 per cent groundwater supply.

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In Kerala, Village on Path to Become Country's First Carbon-Neutral Panchayat

Meenangadi, in Kerala's Wayanad district, is looking to become 'carbon neutral'—a state of zero carbon footprint achieved when carbon emissions in the atmosphere are cancelled out by an equal amount of sequestration.

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Over 4,000 Industrial Units 'Most Polluting' in Pune Region

The Pune region has the maximum number of industrial units in the state with alarmingly high pollution index. Nearly 4,826 units in the Pune region, including Pune, Satara, and Solapur districts, have been kept in the 'red category' (highly polluting) of the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board, according to the State Economic Survey 2017/18.

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India Processes 24 Per Cent of Solid Waste Generated

Nearly 24 per cent of the solid waste generated in the country was being processed as on January 31, 2018, according to data presented by the government in Parliament. Out of over 1.43 lakh tonnes per day (tpd) of solid waste generated across the country, only about 33,800 tpd (or 23.73 per cent) was being processed at the end of January 2018, the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry data showed.

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Government Sets Target of 35 Per Cent Pollution Cut for 100 Cities

As part of its dedicated air pollution abatement programme for 100 polluting cities, the Centre has formulated a National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to fight the menace through a long-term strategy.

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Global Fisheries to be 20 Per Cent Less Productive in 2300: Study

The world's fisheries will be, on average, 20 per cent less productive in the year 2300, according to a study published in the journal Science. This will be characterized by 9.6 degree C increase in mean surface air temperature, nearly 10 times the warming we have seen to this point.

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World's Great Forests Could Lose Half of All Wildlife as Planet Warms

The world's greatest forests could lose more than half of their plant species by the end of the century unless nations ramp up efforts to tackle climate change, according to a new report on the impacts of global warming on biodiversity hotspots.

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Elephant Declines Imperil Africa's Forests

Poaching and habitat loss have reduced forest elephant populations in Central Africa by 63 per cent since 2001. This widespread killing poses dire consequences not only for the species itself but also for the region's forests, a new Duke University study warns.

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Myanmar to Launch Biodiversity Conservation Project in Chindwin River

Myanmar has planned to launch a biodiversity and ecosystem services project in three townships along the country's Chindwin River Basin starting April 1, 2018, according to the official Global New Light of Myanmar report.

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Dubai Launches Smart Concrete Calculator

The Dubai Municipality's Buildings Department has developed a new smart calculator to measure the environmental impact of the use of concrete in construction projects and compare it to the baseline that it has developed in advance.

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Plastic Waste is Climbing Up the Marine Food Chain

A new study of the faeces of captive seals has shown that microplastics can travel high up the food chain and affect even the large predators of the oceans.

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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 India’s 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
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