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Circular Economy

The circular economy is an industrial system that is regenerative by intention and design and in which material flows are two types, biological nutrients, designed to re-enter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere. The economic benefit of transitioning to this new business model ..

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UNDP Assistance for Workers in Waste Segregation Industry

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently implementing initiatives to help people working in India’s waste segregation industry to shift to formal economy. As part of these efforts, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General Usha Rao-Monari will be distributing Jan Dhan account kits to waste segregation workers during her first visit to India on December 1. ..

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National Centre of Excellence for Green Port & Shipping

India’s first National Centre of Excellence for Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) was announced by the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. What is NCoEGPS? National Centre of Excellence for Green Port & Shipping (NCoEGPS) is a major initiative of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways to provide sustainable solutions for the shipping ..

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India’s Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy

India’s Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy was launched by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change at the COP27. What is Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy? The 2015 Paris Agreement requires all parties to create a long-term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategies (LT-LEDS) based on their various responsibilities and capabilities as per ..

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PM Modi launches Mission LiFE

Prime Minister Modi launched Mission LiFE movement at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. Who conceptualized the idea of Mission LiFE? NITI Aayog conceptualized the idea of Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment). What is Mission LiFE? Mission LiFE was introduced by Prime Minister Modi at the COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021. It is an ..

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11 committees set up to drive country to Circular Economy

The government has set up 11 committees which will be led by the concerned line ministries apart from officials from Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and NITI Aayog.  The committee will expedite the transition India from a linear to a circular economy across the 11 focus areas. Highlights These committees will be ..

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PM Narendra Modi addresses India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE)

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addressed the India-Australia Circular Economy Hackathon (I-ACE) on February 19, 2021. Highlights During the hackathon, Narendra Modi said that there is a need to look at India’s consumption patterns. India also needs to look upon how to reduce their ecological impact. The prime minister further said that the ..

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