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Nearly 2.9 billion people still use polluting fuels like wood and coal to cook and heat their homes, at a huge cost to the society, in terms of health, environmental and economic costs, estimated at over US$123 billion every year according to this World Bank report. It provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of the global clean cooking sector and underlines urgent need to accelerate adoption of clean and efficient cooking solutions to reach sustainable energy goals by 2030.

THE environment ministry yesterday released a draft regulation, which allows nongovernmental groups to participate in investigations of major pollution cases.

The West Papuan provincial administration is preparing a regional bylaw to designate West Papua a conservation province, an official said Monday.

European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia at great human and enviro

Sumbawanga — MPENJE Village in Kalambo District, Rukwa Region has recorded zero maternal deaths for the past three years, thanks to the efforts of Africare, a non-governmental organization which fo

Scores of mining contracts in Democratic Republic of Congo have not been made fully public more than six months after it joined a global resource transparency body, non-governmental organisations (

The objective of the Guidelines is to institutionalize the role of NGOs in disaster management and to strengthen the quality, synergy and accountability of NGO systems in India. These Guidelines will be primarily utilized by administrators and NGO stakeholders in disaster management.

In 2012 the world lost more than 20 million hectares of forest, adding to the threats faced by hundreds of millions of tropical-forest-dependent people, including at least 350 million indigenous people, who inhabit, use, have customary rights to, and rely on forests for their identity and survival as distinct peoples.

In Noida, barren trees is becoming a common site. Trees are being chopped off indiscriminately to make space for electric wires and cables.

Climate change vulnerability assessments (CCVAs) help us to understand the extent to which ecological and human systems are likely to be affected by climate change and provide information on sensitivity and exposure to changes in climate as well as the adaptive capacity of systems and populations to withstand these changes.