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ICT Sector slow in demonstrating climate leadership

Press release | May 27, 2009 at 3:30

BANGALORE, India — Despite having a massive capacity to cut greenhouse gas emissions the IT industry is not yet delivering on its potential according to the first results of the Greenpeace’s Cool IT Challenge(1). The IT industry calculates that...

Sonia’s office agrees to meet Greenpeace

Press release | May 21, 2009 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — A day before the announcement of the cabinet, Greenpeace urged the young Ministers of Parliament to stand up to the 21st century challenge of making India prosperous by leading a Renewable Energy Revolution and saving the...

Smart Farming Dialogue Series Launched in Punjab

Press release | April 30, 2009 at 3:30

PATIALA, India — ‘Smart Farming’, a forum convened by Greenpeace India launched a dialogue series titled ‘Smart dialogues’ to discuss smart and sustainable farming solutions with a vision to ensure food security in India. The dialogue series...

Celebrities, citizens join Greenpeace to celebrate move to phase out incandescent bulbs

Press release | April 10, 2009 at 3:30

DELHI, India — Today, Greenpeace activists and celebrities celebrated the announcement of the Bachat Lamp Yojana(1) in the 8 cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune, by setting up a stall at various...

Greener Electronics: Wipro in World’s Top Five

Press release | March 31, 2009 at 3:30

DELHI, India — After a gap of one year, Wipro regained its top position among Indian IT brands and also leaps into the top-five brand league in the latest edition of Greenpeace's 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking, released today. Wipro’s new...

Kalavati’s village adopts solar power: Invites Rahul Gandhi to visit Jalka and take...

Press release | March 30, 2009 at 17:41

JALKA, India — Greenpeace and the villagers of Jalka today celebrated the arrival of clean and reliable energy in two schools, which set up solar panels to power 10 fans and a computer. “Now my children have a future” said Kalavati, Jalka’s most...

Turtles nest; port threat persists : Environmentalists

Press release | March 25, 2009 at 4:30

BHUBHANESHWAR, India — Greenpeace welcomed the news of return of mass-nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles at Nasi Islands off the Gahirmatha coast. Reports available from the Department of Forests – Wildlife, Government of Orissa suggest that over...

Greenpeace provides an alternate energy vision for India

Press release | March 24, 2009 at 4:30

DELHI, India — As the country goes into elections, and political heads reiterate platitudes of bijli for the aam aadmi (electricity for all), Greenpeace released the second version of the ‘Energy [R]evolution: A sustainable India Energy Outlook’.

Philips’ new recycling policy shifts financial burden away from the consumer,...

Press release | March 3, 2009 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — Greenpeace India welcomes Philips’ recent announcement of change in its recycling policy. Last week, Philips confirmed that the consumers should no longer bear the cost for recycling of Philips products directly paid as...

Dhamra port controversy

Press release | February 26, 2009 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — The dialogue between an alliance of environmental organisations and TATA Steel and other promoters of the Dhamra Port hit a dead end on 20 February 2009, after TATA refused to consider any suspension of dredging work at the...

Bangaloreans participate in ‘The Green Run’ to make city Energy Efficient

Press release | February 23, 2009 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — More than 500 Bangaloreans participated in 'The Green Run- Energy Revolution Now' Marathon to highlight the threat of climate change and the urgent need to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy options to address...

Fisheries crisis: Government moves, but much remains to be done

Press release | February 3, 2009 at 4:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — The Orissa government has shown some signs of responding to the turtle-fisheries crisis in the state by initiating institutional mechanisms to to address issues relating to conservation and management of marine resources in...

Gadgets are now smaller, slimmer, slicker and faster… but not fully green

Press release | January 8, 2009 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — The greenest consumer electronic products on the market today have a smaller environmental footprint than those sold a year ago but the industry as a whole still has plenty of room for improvement, according to a new survey...

Coal not the answer for India’s Future Energy Security

Press release | December 8, 2008 at 4:30

UDIPI, India — A National Network of Movements Opposing Coal Fired Power Plants was kick started at Udipi, Karnataka on the 6th of December, the Global Day of Action on Climate Change. Various people’s movements from across the country met at...

Only an Energy Revolution will save the Ganges says Greenpeace

Press release | December 5, 2008 at 4:30

VARANASI, India — On the eve of the Global Day of Action on Climate Greenpeace highlighted the threat from global warming to the Ganges and called for an Energy [R]evolution[i] to save the iconic river from drying up. A flotilla of local boats...

Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows companies are stalling on real climate...

Press release | November 25, 2008 at 13:46

BANGALORE, India — Now in its tenth edition, the Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics shows that most consumer electronics companies have been slow to get serious about climate change. Despite much green marketing, many brands including all...

Turning Seas of Trouble into Seas of Plenty

Press release | November 23, 2008 at 4:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — Stressing the need for effective management of Orissa’s Marine resources, Greenpeace, released an approach paper titled “Turning Seas of trouble into Seas of Plenty”. On the occasion, the environ mental watchdog...

Ban unsafe GM Food, Dr. Ramadoss: Health Experts

Press release | November 6, 2008 at 4:30

CHENNAI, India — By adopting a stand of silence and negligence, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, the Union Minister for Health and Family welfare may just be endangering the health of citizens, not only of Tamil Nadu but also of the entire country, warned...

Ban unsafe GM Food, Dr. Ramadoss: Health Experts

Press release | November 6, 2008 at 4:30

CHENNAI, India — By adopting a stand of silence and negligence, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss, the Union Minister for Health and Family welfare may just be endangering the health of citizens, not only of Tamil Nadu but also of the entire country, warned...

Severe food crisis imminent: Expert Panel warns

Press release | October 24, 2008 at 3:30

DELHI, India — An expert panel consisting of scientists, academicians and social development professionals today warned that India is heading towards a severe food crisis due to natural resource degradation and the present calamity is only the...

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