MAY 2022
Vertical Solar Panels to Help Bridge Power Gap for Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which generates 47 megawatt peak (MWp) solar power through rooftop panels installed at Metro stations, depots, and residential complexes, is now going to install vertical solar panels along its elevated corridors. .... read more

Maharashtra Partners with WEF to Fight Plastic Pollution

Maharashtra has joined hands with the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) to advance regional efforts to fight plastic pollution..... read more

Delhi Secretariat to Ban Single-Use Plastic Products from June 1, 2022

Delhi Government has decided to ban single-use plastic products in Delhi Secretariat from June 1, 2022 onwards. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai informed, “Single-use plastic goods will be prohibited at the Delhi Secretariat beginning June 1.
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Shrubs to Make up Over 75 Per Cent of Delhi’s Plantations in 2022

With Delhi slowly running out of land for carrying out its annual tree plantation, compensatory plantation and tree transplantation efforts, the annual greening target of 3.54 million saplings this year will be largely met by planting shrubs, which make up about 76 per cent of the total 2.76 million saplings being planted by the 19 greening agencies of the national capital, forest department officials have said.

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Food Production to Dip, Hunger to Rise in India due to Climate Change

India’s food production could drop 16 per cent and the number of those at risk for hunger could increase 23 per cent by 2030 due to climate change, says a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on climate change and food systems. .... read more

Possible to Clean Yamuna to Bathing Standards by 2025: Experts

Despite the delays and challenges, it is possible to clean the Yamuna River in Delhi to bathing standards and achieve water quality to support propagation of aquatic life by 2025, experts have said. .... read more

World Likely to Set Record for Hottest Year Every Year Till 2026: Study

The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years, teams of meteorologists across the globe predicted.

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A Fifth of World’s Reptile Species Deemed Threatened with Extinction

About a fifth of reptile species—from the Galapagos tortoises to the Komodo dragon of the Indonesian islands, from West Africa’s rhinoceros viper to India’s gharial—are threatened with extinction, researchers said recently in the first comprehensive global status assessment for reptiles.

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Emperor Penguin at Serious Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

The emperor penguin, which roams Antarctica’s frozen tundra and chilly seas, is at severe risk of extinction in the next 30–40 years as a result of climate change, an expert from the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA) warned.

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Climate, Big Agriculture Slashing Insect Populations ‘By Half’

A warming world and intensive agriculture are causing insect populations to plummet by nearly half compared to areas less affected by temperature rises and industrial farming, researchers said recently.

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China’s Sea Levels Touched New High in 2021, Govt Study Shows

China’s sea levels reached their highest on record last year, swelled by rising water temperatures and the melting of glaciers and polar icecaps, the Chinese government said in a report.

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Oceans are Hotter, Higher and More Acidic, Climate Report Warns

The world’s oceans in 2021 grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record, while melting ice sheets helped push sea levels to new heights, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said recently.

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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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