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Opinion: Unintended implication of policy perception

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 13, 2011

Here's our Flavor of the Month article on Sustainable Agriculture! The author, Ajay Jakhar is an agriculturalist and Chairman of Bharat Krishak Samaj, shares his perspective on the implications of policy decisions especially in regard to shaping sustainable agriculture in...

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Policy Tracker: Water and Energy Outlook of the 12th Five Year Plan

By : Roselin Dey, Jul 7, 2011

India Carbon Outlook catches up with a Planning Commission consultant to discuss the Approach paper for the 12th Five Year plan; the stakeholder consultation process followed this year and the position of ‘water’ and ‘energy’ in the plan.

Before the Twelfth Five Year...

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REDD+: Present and Future

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 23, 2011

REDD works on the idea of financial compensation for reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries. Here’s a senior climate and biodiversity expert sharing the journey of REDD+ also talking about its future and unresolved issues.


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Prepared for Corporate Ecosystem Valuation?

By : Sandeep Roy, Jun 13, 2011

This article highlights the need and business case for Corporate Ecosystem Evaluation based on a recently released guidelines by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The biodiversity loss and the continuing ecosystem degradation are putting...

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Where should the carbon markets be headed for?

By : Damodaran A, Jun 7, 2011

A carbon expert shares his views on the future of carbon markets post Kyoto phase and what the carbon market requires to keep functioning smoothly.

Unlike global commodity markets that have been in existence for a long time, carbon markets are new and relatively...

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Opinion: Decontrol of oil prices is good for environment and economy

By : Pranay Kumar, Jun 2, 2011

While citizens are reeling under the increasing oil prices, a sustainability practitioner shares his opinion on why this is a good move for the environment and economy.

While citizens are reeling under the increasing oil prices, a sustainability...

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National Voluntary Guidelines for India Inc.: from CSR to Responsible Business

By : Aparna Khandelwal, May 19, 2011

Following up on the recently held multi-stakeholder consultation meeting, this article reviews the draft ‘National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environmental and Economic Responsibilities of Business’ and summarizes the potential opportunities and gap areas.


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TRAI sets the stage for a greener telecom environment in the country

By : Sandeep Roy, May 11, 2011

This article summarizes the recent report on green telecom practises released by TRAI and reviews the current green initiatives of the large telecom players in India.

Given the ever expanding subscriber base of the mobile phone segment and the resultant increase in...

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Off-grid solar – holy grail for rural lighting?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, May 8, 2011

With limited grid access and lack of assured power supply in most parts of rural India, decentralized off grid solar applications provide a promising solution to meet the lighting needs of rural households.

With limited grid access and lack of assured power...

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Profit vs. Sustainability: An investor dilemma

By : Roselin Dey, May 3, 2011

The dilemma faced by the impact investor community is balancing profits vs. social/environmental sustainability. But is this trade-off really needed? - That is the right question to ask!

Usually an investor wants to know is the ‘where, how, and how much’ of the...

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