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World Bank for creating $50-billion 'green bond' market

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 27, 2014

Davos: Underlining the need for urgent action to tackle climate change, World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim on Saturday called for developing a $50-billion 'green bond' market by 2015.

"A year ago, I said at this meeting that we needed a plan for tackling climate change, a...

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Subject Tags: World Bank

SEEP initiative: World Bank to help slash your electricity bills

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2014

A World Bank-aided initiative of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency will soon be considered for approval by the Cabinet Committee for Economic Affairs, which will is expected to cause production and sales of super efficient electrical appliances in India....

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Subject Tags: electricity , World Bank

India’s $960 Million Drinking Water Project Gets World Bank Aid

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2014

 The World Bank is helping offset almost half of the costs of a $960 million drinking-water project to bring piped supplies to rural residents of four low-income states in India, the government said today.

Women and children will benefit in particular from the project...

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Subject Tags: Social Issues , World Bank

World Bank Foresees Potential For 20 GW Indian Solar Future

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 19, 2013

India’s Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, launched in 2010, is “well-poised to make India a global leader in the development of solar power,” says the World Bank. Aiming to install 20 GW of solar power by the yer 2020, India is already well on her...

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World Bank plots India’s path to ambitious 20GW solar target

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2013

 The World Bank has talked up the potential of solar energy in India but warned that the country must make a number of changes if it is to hit its own ambitious deployment target of 20GW by 2022.

In a new report, the bank said falling costs had made solar a promising...

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Transforming India's Future With Solar Power

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2013

In the short span of three years, India has made impressive strides in developing its abundant solar power potential. It has added capacity at a commendable pace, and successfully reduced the costs of solar energy to around $0.12 per kWh for solar photo voltaic (PV) and $0.21...

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Subject Tags: India , World Bank

Climate project delay irks World Bank

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2013

 At a time, when the World Bank has made it clear that improved climate and weather forecasting can save lives, the delay in installing two such early warning systems in the Sunderbans has brought the state in the eye of storm again.

In its midterm review, the...

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Government Of India And World Bank Sign $360M Agreement to Modernize Water Sector in UP

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 28, 2013

The government of India and the World Bank recently signed a $360M credit agreement to help build the institutional capacity needed to increase agricultural productivity in Uttar Pradesh (UP) where agriculture will continue to play an important role in alleviating extreme...

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200 foundries in Kolhapur set to reduce greenhouse gas emission

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 25, 2013

As many as 200 foundries in the region have completed their basic-level energy consumption audit and are set to implement energy-efficient technology at their respective units to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission.

This was revealed by Manish Soni, a senior...

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World Bank 'gambling assets' by investing in private water firms

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2013

Civil society groups are pressuring the World Bank to disinvest from private water companies, saying that privatising ownership and management of this natural resource has failed to improve access to clean drinking water.

The World Bank is subsidising private...

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