Courtesy CII-Godrej GBC The CII-Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre in Hyderabad was one of the first commercial buildings in India to have a green roof. Courtesy CII-Godrej GBC A green roof atop British Gas House, an Indian Green Building Council platinum-rated project in Mumbai. Related Links: The 10 Largest Green Roofs India's Green Business Center Call them what you like—green roofs, sky gardens, green terraces—these vegetated patches atop buildings are gaining ground in India. Technology and climate is playing an important role in their environmental payback.Adopted primarily for their ability to mitigate the heat island effect in an urban environment,
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.