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Empowered regional bodies vital for development of mass transit modes: Experts

During the session, ‘Metro in India’, experts highlighted the role of the Delhi Metro in shaping India’s journey towards developing efficient mass transit modes
WRI India said that the developmental map of Delhi Metro shows how development in the city started coming up around Metro corridors and made it easier for the workforce from NCR towns to commute to the Capital. (HT Archive)
WRI India said that the developmental map of Delhi Metro shows how development in the city started coming up around Metro corridors and made it easier for the workforce from NCR towns to commute to the Capital. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 06:15 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Connect Karo: City-specific holistic action plans needed to combat air pollution

Experts said the first step towards controlling air pollution in India’s urban centre is to identify the magnitude of the problem and to tailor plans to solve the unique problems that each city faces
Air pollution is an annual pain paint for Delhi. (AFP)
Air pollution is an annual pain paint for Delhi. (AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 06:13 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Accessible public spaces key to fight congestion: Delhi minister Kailash Gahlot

Joining the discussion on how to make cities more accessible at the Connect Karo conference of World Resources Institute, India, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said the obvious way to do so is by strengthening public transport.
New Delhi, India - Sept. 11, 2019: Transport minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot during a press conference, at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Sept. 11, 2019: Transport minister of Delhi Kailash Gahlot during a press conference, at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times) (Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 06:12 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Connect Karo-2021: ‘India to have improved urban infra in next 30 years’

Discussing the growth and challenges of urban development that both India and Latin America are facing, Shankar said that in the coming years, the size of cities in India will grow, and so will opportunities for development and challenges attached to it.
India has been working on several developmental programmes to tackle various aspects of urban growth, such as sanitation, infrastructure development and management.(PTI)
India has been working on several developmental programmes to tackle various aspects of urban growth, such as sanitation, infrastructure development and management.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 06:53 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Connect Karo-2021: Cities that work for children can work for all, say experts

They said though this aspect was missing from urban planning process for a very long time, it was gaining importance with several cities such as Udaipur, Pune, Bhubaneswar and Rajkot planning projects to make neighbourhoods child-friendly.
The urban experts noted that children have suffered more as they were forced to stay indoors more than the adults. (Sakib Ali/HT)
The urban experts noted that children have suffered more as they were forced to stay indoors more than the adults. (Sakib Ali/HT)
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 06:50 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Despite govt efforts, water still out of reach of disadvantaged groups

The five-day conference seeks to highlight ways and the need for making cities inclusive and resilient, have access to water, sanitation, hygiene and healthy spaces. Hindustan Times is the media partner of the conference.
Around 24% of urban poor households depend on communal or shared sanitation facilities. (HT)
Around 24% of urban poor households depend on communal or shared sanitation facilities. (HT)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 03:18 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India most vulnerable to climate crisis: Report

During the session, WRI released a report titled, ‘Seizing the Urban Opportunity’, where experts highlighted how national governments can recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, secure shared prosperity, and also tackle the climate crisis.
A British High Commission pointed out that 22 out of the 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India. (PTI)
A British High Commission pointed out that 22 out of the 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 03:14 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Podcast: Jessica Seddon on India’s Air Pollution Crisis

In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of the 15 most polluted cities in the world. 14 of the 15 were in India. This is a troubling statistic that has been repeated ad nauseamin the media, by environmental advocates, and by concerned citizens of the country.
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 08:18 AM IST
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India Climate collaborative identifies 3 key factors for country

Earlier this week, philanthropic organisations focused on education and health care collaborated on finding solutions for the challenge posed by the climate crisis and created the India Climate Collaborative (ICC), which will fund climate crisis solutions in India.
According to the India Philanthropy Report 2019 by Bain and Company, private funds raised in India for the entire social sector in 2018 were about Rs 70,000 crore, out of which an estimated Rs 43,000 crore was from individual philanthropists.(AFP)
According to the India Philanthropy Report 2019 by Bain and Company, private funds raised in India for the entire social sector in 2018 were about Rs 70,000 crore, out of which an estimated Rs 43,000 crore was from individual philanthropists.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 06:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Logjam continues on carbon market

The draft release on carbon markets rules, modalities and procedures for the mechanism has been forwarded to different parties concerned. According to the release, the text does not represent a consensus and work is needed to arrive at a conclusion.
Countries will have to go back to the drawing board on new carbon markets at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid.(REUTERS)
Countries will have to go back to the drawing board on new carbon markets at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 06:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Permanent one-way traffic on three central Delhi roads from 5 to 8 pm

The Delhi Traffic Police has signed a memorandum of understanding with global research organisation World Resources Institute, India, to improve road safety and decongest stretches with high traffic volume.
A view of SP Marg, New Delhi.(HT Photo)
A view of SP Marg, New Delhi.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 06:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai

Water Bankruptcy looms for 1 in 4 people globally

A quarter of the world’s people face extremely high levels of water crisis, says the new data of World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas.
Water crisis. (Representational image)
Water crisis. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

The report said climate change already has worsened land degradation, caused deserts to grow, permafrost to thaw and made forests more vulnerable to drought, fire, pests and disease,Climate change has also added to other forces that have reduced the number of species on Earth.
Human caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse: UN report(AP Photo)
Human caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is making global warming worse: UN report(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 02:26 PM IST
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MCG plans to retain vendors in Sadar Bazar redevelopment plan

MCG has been regularly conducting anti-encroachment drives for the past one year to remove vendors from the market and cautioning shopkeepers vendors outside their shops will invite penalties.
Last year, MCG had carried out large scale anti-encroachment drives against street vendors, saying that they were blocking entry and exit points to the market.(parveen kumar/ht archive)
Last year, MCG had carried out large scale anti-encroachment drives against street vendors, saying that they were blocking entry and exit points to the market.(parveen kumar/ht archive)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 01:12 AM IST
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Gurugram | By Kartik Kumar

Living with water stress

The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas says India and the other nations are close to “Day Zero”, when taps run dry.
Water stress refers to the share of available renewable surface and groundwater that is withdrawn, and has been calculated by a model that has used data from 1960-2014.(REUTERS)
Water stress refers to the share of available renewable surface and groundwater that is withdrawn, and has been calculated by a model that has used data from 1960-2014.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

India’s forest cover loss in 17 years is four times the size of Goa

The data analysis shows that “forestry” or large-scale plantations, are paradoxically, the main drivers for tree cover loss in India.
22 hectares of protected forest was charred in fires at six areas inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) on March 14.(HT file photo)
22 hectares of protected forest was charred in fires at six areas inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) on March 14.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

‘Subsidy on e-buses not the way forward’: Experts

At a conference, Connect Karo, organised by the World Resources Institute (WRI), experts discussed the electric vehicle (EV) model of China as a case in point.
‘Subsidy on(HT File)
‘Subsidy on(HT File)
Published on Mar 29, 2019 03:03 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Gurugram bus service a positive development but can be improved, says transport expert

Dario Hidalgo, the director of integrated transport with the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, visited Gurugram on Tuesday to trial the Gurugaman bus service, which launched on September 2.
Transport expert Dario Hidalgo takes the Gurugarm city bus service ride from Huda City Centre metro station to Subhash Chowk on Tuesday.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
Transport expert Dario Hidalgo takes the Gurugarm city bus service ride from Huda City Centre metro station to Subhash Chowk on Tuesday.(Parveen Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 07:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai
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