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The Green Building Paradigm in India

By : Akhil Choudhary, May 12, 2010

The objective of green buildings is to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human health and the natural environment. Though its concept is being rapidly popularized in India, there are still a few hurdles that prevent mass scale adoption by project...

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A REDD dawn in India

By : Bhaskar Sharma, May 4, 2010

The mechanism of REDD has not yet been officially implemented in India, though there is considerable scope of its implementation, considering the extent of India’s forest cover. However, there is also potential for its misuse, as well as plenty of challenges.


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India CDM pipeline April report

By : sustainabilityo..., May 3, 2010

In April, 277,151 CERs (approx US$5.2m) were issued to projects in India which came from 5 projects, 3 new projects were registered with an annual potential of generating 92,570 CERs. 

In April, 277,151 CERs (approx US$5.2m) were issued to projects in India...

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Subject Tags: India , Policy Tracker

Opinion: Who needs GHG Specs?

By : Ashish Rana, Apr 15, 2010

Climate policy specialists recommend GHG emission specs for correction of emission pathways. With U.S. EPA setting the GHG standards for vehicles, the effectiveness of these rules will be seen only in the future. However, such standards in the Indian context may still be far...

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REDD under the hood

By : Bhaskar Sharma, Apr 12, 2010

With the need to cut GHG emissions in the wake of climate crisis, REDD has manifested as a potential breather as well as an economically lucrative option. However, post Copenhagen and the developing vs. developed nation debate, the outcome of the mechanism is yet to unfold....

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Energy efficiency: A shortcut to cleaner future

By : Romita Pandita, Apr 9, 2010

With National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE), India has embarked on an ambitious plan to cut its energy consumption by 5% by 2015. If it delivers, the plan would also prevent 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted in the atmosphere, showing...

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Opinion: Indian Government unsure of COP 15 Targets

By : Manu Sharma, Mar 31, 2010

Manu Sharma, an activist and renewable energy expert writes about the targets commited by India in the Copenhagen Accord and what it would mean for the Indian public. 

Climate Revolution Initiative announced today that RTI applications filed with the Ministry of...
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Unravelling the National Solar Mission

By : Rahul Sharma, Mar 25, 2010

Through the National Solar Mission, India plans on installing 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022. The project is ambitious, but has potential to change India’s current energy model, to one that is cheap, clean and accessible to all. 

Post-Copenhagen, there is an...

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India CDM pipeline February report

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 15, 2010

In February, 745,989 CERs (approx US$11.3m) were issued to projects in India which came from 7 projects, 6 new projects were registered and 99 new projects were submitted for prior consideration.

The newer submitters clearly seems to be of the view that the...

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Subject Tags: India , Policy Tracker

Where to account for trade emissions?

By : Roselin Dey, Mar 12, 2010

Where to account for emissions of exported products - the producer (developing nations) or consumer (developed nations)? The recent report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has refueled this debate about GHG inventorization.


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