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Firing the "Green GDP" salvo

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 13, 2009

Minister Jairam Ramesh made a statement today on providing a Green GDP alternative, opening a new front in the Copenhagen discussions. If taken seriously Green GDP can bring significant changes in our behavior as a...

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Ripples of life cycle carbon footprint reaching India

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 12, 2009

As the largest global firms embrace sustainable practices and measure the carbon footprint along the supply chain, Indian suppliers need to get prepared.

The sectors that are likely to be affected the most are agricultural products, textiles,...

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India’s NextGen building infrastructure: efficient and cheaper

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 8, 2009

Buildings directly and indirectly accounts for nearly 50% of the GHG emissions. In India where construction is set to continue growing in the foreseeable future, there is an opportunity gap for entrepreneurs.

If one adds direct GHG emissions from building...

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Debating a framework for NEPA

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 7, 2009

A discussion paper was released by the MOEF recently. The government plans to create a new agency: National Environmental Protection Authority (NEPA).

In the coming winter session, the government plans to introduce a...

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Subject Tags: Policy Tracker , Politics

Climate risk and the corporate bottom line

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 5, 2009

Stock prices of companies are still not factoring in risks attributable to changing climate factors. Investors at large are oblivious of the connection between corporate performance and the implications of climate risk.


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Subject Tags: Labor , Policy Tracker

Copenhagen and Beyond: Time for Leadership

By : Upendra Bhatt, Oct 3, 2009

Over the course of last 2 decades, the world has moved through a state of denial to uncertainty to panic and acceptance on the challenge that Global Warming represents.However leadership or rather statesmanship required to steer the global imperative at an expeditious pace is...

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Quarterly review: India CDM activity depressed, some innovative projects in pipeline

By : Pawan Mehra, Oct 1, 2009

CERs issued from India continue to form a smaller portion of the worldwide CERs issued. Leading indicators show a slowing rate for future CER issuance.

However, some projects submitted over the quarter outline innovative consumer level efficiency projects....

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The Tipping Point for India to lead?

By : Upendra Bhatt, Sep 30, 2009

During last week's climate discussions, the Indian Govt offered non-binding annual reporting into India’s emission reduction initiatives and progress.

The announcement is a politically significant move demonstrating India’s flexibility and commitment to the...

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India's GHG Emission Profile: MOEF report

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 29, 2009

India’s Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF) released the report "India's GHG Emission Profile: Result of Five Climate Modelling Studies". This report compares 5 different studies that forecast India's GHG...

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Need for a comprehensive forest and energy policy

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 22, 2009

Most ongoing conversations around carbon abatement that I’ve encountered have tended to treat issues related to afforestation and sequestration related activities as being distinct from energy generation related activities.

This makes sense in developed economies where...

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Subject Tags: energy , Policy Tracker