News on Energy, Environment & Sustainable Development
Jun 29, 2012
| GIZ, German Embassy New Delhi
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), the National Health Insurance Programme of the Government of India, was launched in 2008 by the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to provide health insurance coverage to people below the poverty line. The scheme has now been extended to certain other categories of unorganized workers and their families. Germany is providing the Indian government expertise in the design and implementation of the programme.
Jun 22, 2012
| Young Germany
What if planet earth was on facebook? What would its timeline look like? A new video created by the Climate Media Factory—a collaboration between the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Film and Television University “Konrad Wolf” (HFF) with support from the German Federal Government—answers that question in a three-minute video meant to help people understand the impact of climate change and human industries on the earth.
Jun 22, 2012
| Bayer AG, German Embassy New Delhi
A network of experts managed by Bayer MaterialScience has been honoured at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a worldwide model for sustainable building. The award was presented to the EcoCommercial Building (ECB) Programme by the Global Forum on Human Settlements at a conference it is co-hosting with the United Nations.
Jun 20, 2012
| dapd, German Embassy New Delhi
20 years after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the sustainability summit of the United Nations is taking place in the Brazilian metropolis from Wednesday to Friday of this week. The German Foreign Office, Environment Ministry and Ministry for Economic Cooperation have collaborated extensively in the preparation of the conference and will represent Germany at the summit.
Jun 15, 2012
| BMZ, German Embassy New Delhi
In 2011, there was again a massive increase in the use of renewable energy worldwide. Global investment in the sector rose by about 17 percent over 2010 levels, reaching a record high of 257 billion US dollars. This was announced on 11 June by the REN21 policy network in its annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR).