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Ministry of Coal to Establish Sustainable Development Cell

The Ministry of Coal, Government of India has decided to establish a ‘Sustainable Development Cell’ that will advise, plan, mentor and monitor the mitigation measures taken by the coal companies for maximizing the utilization of resources available across the country in a sustainable way by minimizing the adverse impact of mitigating and mining for ecosystem ..

TECH 2019 held by UNESCO and MGIEP

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation collaborated with the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable development to conduct the TECH 2019 in December. The TECH is a 3 day conference that brings together government nominated experts, policymakers, stakeholders, government officials, etc. to discuss the use of digital technology for learning ..

Kufos’ first global conference on blue economy

The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) is set to organize Aquabe 2019 –India’s first international conference on Blue Economy and Aquatic Resources from November 28 to 30. Around 500 stakeholders representing various countries are expected to be the part of this conference to discuss the potential of development and growth of the ..

2019 edition of World Cities Day (WCD)

The World Cities Day (WCD) is observed every year on 31 October to promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. The 2019 theme “Changing the world: innovations and a better life for ..

Land Degradation Neutrality

The three important components of land are soil, water and biodiversity. These three components working together create goods and services which provide a foundation for sustainable livelihoods and peaceful co-existence between peoples. What is Land Degradation? Land Degradation refers to reduction or loss in the quality of land especially its topsoil, vegetation, and/or water resources, due to excessive ..

2019 edition of World Population Day (WPD)

The World Population Day (WPD) is observed every year on 11th of July to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. Unlike every year, this year (2019) there is no specific theme but the day aims to draw attention towards maternal health. This year, the day calls for global attention to the ..

2019 edition of UN MSME Day

The United Nations’s Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (MSME) Day is observed every year on 27 June to raise public awareness of their contribution to sustainable development. These types of enterprises are responsible for significant employment and income generation opportunities across the world and have been identified as a major driver of poverty alleviation ..

10th Regional GRIHA Summit 2019 held in Nagpur

On June 15, the 10th edition of Regional GRIHA Summit 2019 was held in Nagpur, Maharashtra with theme ‘Transformation strategies for built environment’. This theme is adapted to focus on the impact of incorporating sustainability initiatives into functioning public buildings. The one day summit served as a platform for knowledge sharing among different domains of ..