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Farmers' rally violence: Actor Deep Sidhu under scanner for 'provoking tension' | Supreme Court refuses 'Tandav' team protection against arrest | Delhi police arrest 19, lodge 25 FIRs over violent clashes at farmers' tractor rally | BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly re-admitted to hospital with complaints of chest pain | Late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's former aide Sasikala released from jail

"Energy policy must serve broader economic growth"

New Delhi, June 16 (IBNS): Union Minister of State of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan at the opening plenary session of the 21st World Petroleum Congress at Moscow on Monday stressed the Indian world-view of energy.

Norway: UN to launch research vessel to support endangered fisheries

New York, Jun 10 (IBNS): The United Nations agricultural agency announced on Monday that it is partnering with Norway to build an advanced research vessel as part of efforts to avert the effects of climate change and other threats to the world's fish stocks, as calls were heard for urgent action to address those threats at an international forum in Rome.

Ban urges recommitment to treaty on use of world's oceans

New York, Jun 10 (IBNS): Marking the upcoming 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the landmark treaty that has become known as the "Constitution for the Oceans", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday encouraged Member States to recommit to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at what he considers a crucial moment for climate change.

UN marks World Oceans Day, seeks protection for oceans

New York, Jun 9 (IBNS): To commemorate World Oceans Day, the United Nations family is encouraging the international community to reflect on the multiple benefits of oceans and commit to keeping them healthy and productive for current and future generations.

UN spotlights climate-smart approach to spark rural renewal

New York, Jun 7 (IBNS): As the global farming community continues to curb climate change and food insecurity, the United Nations agriculture agency on Friday spotlighted the best practices of its "climate-smart" approach to tackle those challenges and spark rural renewal.

ASSOCHAM submits its report on El Nino, drought to Mamata

Kolkata, June 6 (IBNS): Apex industry body ASSOCHAM on Friday said it has submitted a copy of its report titled ‘El Nino, Drought and Growth Concerns of Indian Economy,’ to the West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee.

UN marks World Environment Day

New York, Jun 6 (IBNS): Barbados, a small Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will be hosting this year's World Environment Day, leading United Nations-wide efforts to draw attention to the plight of the world's small islands potentially in peril of being lost to sea-level rise.

Tata Steel celebrates World Environment Day

New Delhi, June 5 (IBNS): In an attempt to celebrate World Environment Day 2014, steel giant Tata Steel Limited on Thursday organized a string of activities across its divisions to spread awareness about environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth.

Sambhavna Trust launches a book on packaged snacks hazard

Bhopal, June 5 (IBNS) On the occasion of "World Environment Day" , Bhopal based NGO, Sambhavna Trust Clinic, launched "Ulat Palat", a book for children on the environmental and health hazards of packaged snacks.

GVK receives Carbon Accreditation Certificate

Kolkata, June 5 (IBNS): GVK has received the Carbon Accreditation Certificate for its GVK CSIA project in Mumbai.

TERI survey shows 90% people feel climate change is reality

New Delhi, Jun 4 (IBNS): The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in its recently published Environmental Survey 2014, stated that overall, a large majority of people felt that air quality had worsened and the number of bird species in their cities had declined.

UN reports increase in nations supporting renewable energy

New York, Jun 4 (IBNS): The number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world's power production now coming from renewable sources, according to a United Nations-backed report produced ahead of the UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum.

UN hails move by US to curb power plant emissions

New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): United Nations officials on Monday welcomed the initiative announced by President Barack Obama to limit emissions from power plants in the United States, voicing their hope that it will spur other countries to take concrete action to combat climate change.

New York: Ban welcomes Mayor's pledge to flight climate threat

New York, Jun 3 (IBNS): Big cities like New York are on the frontlines of the climate threat as well as engines of innovation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, welcoming Mayor Bill de Blasio's pledge to "green" the "city that never sleeps" and to pursue a framework for sustainable urban areas.

UN seeks global cooperation for battle against climate change

New York, May 30 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency on human settlements on Thursday said he hoped thousands of cities around the world will join forces to sign a compact to strengthen cooperation in tackling climate challenges when the UN convenes a summit on the issue four months from now.