International Agreements on the Environment and India

International Agreements on the Environment and India

A profound fact of environmental protection and conservation is that the impacts of human-induced processes on the environment must be measured and the performance of the processes be assessed, policies be created on this basis and integrated into developmental processes and that the practice and implementation of these policies must be adequate. Most international agreements […]

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Has the Environment Retarded the Development Process

Although the development process is fuelled by the extraction of natural resources, environmental conservation and the development process, in particular economic development are frequently in opposition to each other. This led eventually to the Earth Summit in 1992 convened by the United Nations (UN) where the idea of sustainable development, or development that meets economic […]

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Environmental Funding | Budget 2018

Environmental funding in India would do well to heed the cautions of the Economic Survey. India performs among the bottom five countries in the Environmental Protection Index 2018 – a quantification of the environmental performance of a state’s policies – published by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum. Its overall ranking […]

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Understanding the Spread of Invasive Species in Andaman Islands using Space Tech

Planet earth is home to almost 8.7 million (give or take a million species) different species, with 6.5 million species on land and 2.2 million species under water. Furthermore, it was stated that an astounding 91 per cent of all species under water and 86 per cent of all species on land are yet to […]

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The Environment and Atomic Policy of the UN

Changes in Global Atomic Policy The 2005 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Mohamed El Baradei in lieu of their work in preventing military use of nuclear energy and for their efforts towards the safest possible standards of the use of nuclear for peaceful purposes. The United […]

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Why Environmentalists Fear Increase in Nuclear Energy Production

The Science of Nuclear Energy Nuclear energy represents the energy released during a chain reaction in a nuclear reactor. The process involved in this is called nuclear fission of nuclear fuel, usually uranium, in the reactor. In power plants run using fossil fuel, coal, oil or natural gas is burned to produce heat. Heat is […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change

Climate change is an environmental challenge confronting all countries across the globe in varying degrees of intensity. Across Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe, the adverse effects of climate change have manifested over the years as ozone layer depletion, continental global warming, shower of acid rain, extended fires, melting ice, rise in sea […]

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Powering the Nation Sustainably

Towards promoting environmentally sustainable power development, NTPC has adopted a multi-pronged approach consisting of technology upgrades, research in CO2 fixation and low carbon energy options. This increases the share of non-fossil sources in its energy-mix. NTPC is India’s largest power utility with an installed capacity of 41,184 MW through 16 coal based, 2 solar renewable, […]

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