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Newmont Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index tracks the performance of 2,500 leading companies worldwide evaluating their long-term economic, environmental, and social performance, and identifying top 10% of performers in areas of sustainability. Newmont has been selected to be included in this prestigious listing for 4th consecutive year.

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WWF’s ‘Gift to the Earth Awards’ Recognise Initiatives to Protect High Seas

The WWF awards this year recognise significant achievements in establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) over areas of the high seas in the North-East Atlantic and Southern Ocean by the two environment conservation organizations OSPAR and CCAMLR respectively.

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Sustainable Hydropower: Financing of Lower Mekong Dams to Come Under Scrutiny

The Financial Institutions would assess the financial, social and environmental risks and responsibilities of hydropower development on the lower Mekong river. They would also explore ways to understand and mitigate these risks. Currently, there are 11 hydropower dams proposed for the lower Mekong river.

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Diverse Coastal Interests Release Recommendations to Sustain Gulf Region in Aftermath of Oil Spill

Representatives of the America’s Energy Coast (AEC) initiative of the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) today released recommendations to Congress and the Administration on sustaining economic and ecological assets of the Gulf region in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Admission Notification for MA (Public Policy & Sustainable Development)

This programme is for mid-career civil servants of the government as well as non-government and corporate sectors with a view to facilitating development oriented policy decision-making. The programme is also open to graduates from India and other countries having work experience of 5 years.

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Agroforestry Policy Reforms could Help Poor Farmers out of Poverty

Millions of dollars worth of income could be unlocked for poor farmers in developing countries by changing existing policies that reduce investment in agroforestry. An Agroforestry Policy Initiative, involving a wide range of partners, would make agroforestry a key contributor to ensuring food security, reducing poverty and combating climate change.

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Aquaculture Stewardship Council Appoints Independent Accreditation Agency

The appointed agency, Accreditation Services International (ASI), would be working on implementation of Global Standards for Responsible Aquaculture. These standards, when implemented on farm level, will help minimize key environmental and social impacts associated with aquaculture.

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Argentina Approves New Land Use Law for Atlantic Forest Protection

The Argentinean province of Misiones has approved a major new land use law for native forests in that area, legally backing a commitment made last year to help save the Atlantic Forest and move toward a goal of zero net deforestation by 2020. The new land use law, approved earlier this month, will better protect more than 1.2 million hectares of Atlantic Forest in the province.

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‘Clean Up the World’ Campaign to Safeguard Diversity of Life

‘Clean Up the World’ is a global campaign, held in third weekend of September each year, in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), that inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.

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Impact of EU Energy Efficiency Policy Must Triple to Achieve 2020 Goals

Energy efficiency is vital to European decarbonization and green growth strategies. European Union must lead with binding targets for energy saving, driving savings of €78 billion annually by 2020, says the new joint report from European Climate Foundation (ECF) and the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP).

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