UNICEF has launched a new guide on financing water, sanitation and hygiene in a bid to expand critically needed services to millions worldwide.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global.

Pollution and environmental degradation often worsen as countries develop and industrialize. The Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis suggests that, initially, economic growth increases pollution up to a certain income threshold, and then it begins to decrease pollution. Pollution reduction is not inevitable, however.

REN21 and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) present the third, joint UNECE Renewable Energy Status Report 2022 focusing on 17 countries across South East and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on 13th September 2022, published the Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Amendment Rules, 2022 through which the rules relating to scrapping procedure under rule 10 has been substituted as follows: The scrapping of vehicles shall be carried out by a Registered Veh

United in Science provides an overview of the most recent science related to climate change, impacts and responses from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and partner organizations.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has published Accelerating Onshore Wind Capacity Addition in India to Achieve the 2030 Target, an analysis of India’s current auctions regime, industry perspectives on the policy recommendations to restore wind growth and socioeconomic opportunities that lay ahead.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on 12th September 2022, has notified the Central Motor Vehicles (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

The objectives of this paper are to assess the status of zero-emission HDV deployment and policies in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs), evaluate the major policy levers for HDV electrification, and identify policy barriers and key recommendations for HDV electrification in the EMDEs.

A parliamentary committee has recommended the Union Health Ministry "audit deaths due to oxygen shortage", especially during the Covid second wave, in coordination with states to enable robust documentation of the mortalities. The committee said it was "disturbed" by the ministry's "unfortunate denial" of COVID-19 deaths due to oxygen shortage.

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