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To CDM or not to CDM?

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 22, 2010

Rs 400 crores ($85 million) flowed into India in 2009 through CDM projects, but India's share of the global CDM pie fell from 28% in 2008 to 16% in 2009.

In 2009 India had 4.9 million CERs issued valued at Rs 400 crores (it was 2.8 million CERs in 2008) as...

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PSUs Going Green

By : Shila Kumar, Jan 19, 2010

Intense competition is forcing Indian PSUs to look at measures to cut costs, reduce energy wastages, improve operational efficiencies. Environment-friendly measures help achieve these objectives and improve both margins and goodwill.


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Compulsory licensing for clean energy technologies

By : Anonymous, Dec 19, 2009

This second article in our IPR series, outlines the existing framework for compulsory licensing and how it may be in India's best interest to work within the existing TRIPS framework.

The vast majority of clean energy technology patents are held by...

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IPR for low-carbon economy: weighing the options

By : Anonymous, Dec 11, 2009

Irrespective of the outcome at the COP15, low-carbon technologies are going to proliferate. This is the first article of an IPR series that will explore the multiple dimensions around existing treaties, tech-transfer and climate-relevant-IPR.

Indian Prime...

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Get, set, go ...

By : Paul Mez, Dec 5, 2009

COP15 talks commence on Monday and the last few weeks has seen some re-posturing. Here is some how the key emitters line up as of today. It will be interesting to see how their positions change.


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What do the new standardized pollution norms imply?

By : Anonymous, Nov 28, 2009

Right on the heels of the Copenhagen climate summit, India has announced uniform pollution standard norms. The change in pollution standards comes after a long spell of 15 years.

“The new guidelines have been prepared after considering those of the European...

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Montreal protocol meet passes the buck

By : Anonymous, Nov 23, 2009

A number of countries wanted an amendment to the Montreal Protocol treaty to include the phase-down of HFCs: an alternate treaty to Kyoto/ Copenhagen to regulate some greenhouse gases. That did not happen.

The meeting in Egypt was expected to showcase the...

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Subject Tags: Policy Tracker

India CDM pipeline October report

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 3, 2009

Small projects in India continue to be the main CER recipients. Total CERs issued for October aggregate to just $5.4 million. This month has also seen a decline in the overall number of projects submitted for prior consideration to the CDM.

Global View...

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Subject Tags: India , Policy Tracker

Bridging the $500 billion carbon financing gap

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 31, 2009

EU leaders on Friday comitted funding to developing nations to the tune of €50 billion (USD 74 billion) per year. To bridge the balance need for USD 425 billion per year, public finance mechanisms that involve private capital are critical.

The EU announcement is key to...

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G77 and Annex 1 can still get it right: chuck the blame game and focus on the core issue

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 22, 2009

To move from the present ‘golden era of the 1950s’ to the ‘sustainable development era for the 21st century’, policy makers across the globe need to realize that they have an opportunity to catalyze activity in the private sector.

At New Delhi’s...

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