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Hanging by a Thread: Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 24, 2012

The conversation around the result of COP18 vacillates around extreme verdicts of the same – with most hailing it an utter failure and a few celebrating its success. This article takes a look at what was hoped to be achieved at the conference, and what actually transpired...

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The [R]evolution in the Offing: Renewables Get Top Priority in New Greenpeace Report

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 18, 2012

Calling out for fiscal supports such as a lending body, a Renewable Energy collateral fund and public-private investment on research and development, Greenpeace’s latest report talks about the future of renewable energy and how renewable energy prices could be brought...

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Policy Issues on Energy and Climate Change: The Case of Kyoto Protocol

By : Lydia Powell, Dec 11, 2012

This article reflects on the interface between policy questions on energy use in the Kyoto Protocol and  climate change mitigation strategies.

The close link between energy use and climate change needs no elaboration. As per the International Energy Agency (...

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Forging the future: COP18 and beyond

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Nov 29, 2012

The year’s biggest climate conference has started in Doha, Qatar earlier this week. There is much at stake as the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol comes to an end this year with no clear direction forward in sight. 

The Clean Development Mechanism has seen...

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Japan’s Bilateral Carbon Finance: A New Opportunity for India

By : Kenta Usui, Nov 22, 2012

Japan is promoting low-carbon technologies in developing countries through its bilateral carbon finance scheme. The scheme can revive India’s green businesses facing record-low carbon price in the global market.

India is a vast country with a population of 12 billion,...

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Sustainability Reporting: An enabler of Responsible Finance for Sustainable Development

By : Katherine Miles..., Nov 7, 2012

The financial services sector plays a catalytic role in the promotion of sustainable development through deploying finance responsibly. As intermediaries in allocating capital, investors and lenders have the power to influence social and environmental practices and...

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Shaping Sustainable Development to 2017

By : Ratnakar Gedam, May 17, 2012

Upcoming GOI plans for sustainable habitat have a significant emphasis on plans/initiatives related to mass transit. Transportation and mobility infrastructure that India requires in this next orbit of growth is best exemplified by the theme of the 12th five year plan (2012-...

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Amidst investor demands, is a policy framework for Sustainability Reporting on the horizon?

By : Shradha Kapur, May 14, 2012

This article examines the landscape for sustainability reporting to determine if a policy framework is on the anvil. Can policy makers rise up to the challenge to meet the need of the hour?

Among the many activities and initiatives gaining steam in the run up to the...

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Post-Durban Climate Summit: What should be India’s Strategy?

By : Vijeta Rattani, May 10, 2012

The article presents a synopsis of the discussions at the Durban COP, the potential implications for India’s position on climate change and stresses on the need for India to step up as a leader to safeguard the growth needs of the developing world.

Today, climate...

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E-Waste Rules rolled out, but is the Indian Industry Prepared?

By : Roselin Dey, May 2, 2012

The E-waste Rules come into effect from May 2012, but the lack of binding targets and the unpreparedness of the Indian Industry paints a dismal picture for its meaningful adoption.

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