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By : Manju Menon, Feb 12, 2020

The Namma Auto project funded by Switch Asia and European Commission aims to reduce emissions from the auto-rickshaw sector in two Indian cities – Bengaluru and Chennai. The intention is to phase out the highly polluting 2-stroke autos to...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Jan 15, 2020

At this year’s COP25, much of the conversation was on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement which calls on countries to set up voluntary market and non-market mechanisms that promotes sustainable development. In...

By : Shramana Dey, Jan 15, 2020

India’s ambitious renewable energy targets have pushed solar installations to rapidly expand across the country. As India builds on its solar repertoire, the absence of solar waste management guidelines is becoming...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Jan 8, 2020

The Bharat Stage (BS) emissions norms are India’s foremost emission standards for the auto industry. India adapted the first set of these norms for petrol cars in 1991and for diesel cars in 1992. Since then, the...

By : Dhanapal G, Jan 8, 2020

India has been an active member of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by pushing for international commitments while taking voluntary climate actions such as the National and State...

By : Vicky Sins, Dec 2, 2019

The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) is in the process of formulating a global climate and energy benchmark for corporations to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  The WBA recognizes that...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Nov 28, 2019

The Corporate Green Leadership Alliance, an initiative by the British High Commission was launched recently to bring together policymakers, think tanks, research organizations and industries to work together...

By : Ashish Bhardwaj..., Nov 20, 2019

India is facing a serious and persistent water resource crisis owing to the growing imbalance of demand and supply, poor water quality, and climate-induced water scarcity. A 2030 Water Resources Group (WRG) report...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Nov 19, 2019

Even after precautionary principle was firmed up at the Rio Declaration under principle 15 in 1992, the ambiguity surrounding it still remains, as its use is not as prevalent in the Indian context. The draft...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Nov 1, 2019

The draft National Resource Efficiency Policy (NREP) policy enlists a number of market-based and regulatory instruments that can drive resource efficiency. The polluter-pays-principle is one such instrument that...

By : Vaibhav Rathi, Oct 29, 2019

India’s rising urban population and consumption has resulted in staggering increase of waste generation in the country. Recycling which is critical is struggling not because Indian entrepreneurs lack the technical...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Oct 25, 2019

India’s unforgiving resource consumption over the last decade has enabled India to cultivate the reputation of ‘the fastest growing economy’. With exception of the recent economic slowdown, India has seen an...

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By : Yuvraj Sarda, Sep 26, 2019

The shifting policy landscape within electric vehicle (EV) sector has invigorated an industry response which has resulted in development of newer technologies for faster and convenient adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Battery swapping is one such technology that...

By : Niranjan Khatri, Sep 19, 2019

The ‘regenerative economy’ shifted the way the hotel industry operated Port Blair back in the 1980s. Since then newer and more refined concepts have been established, allowing hotels to operate in an...

By : Abhilasha Fullonton, Sep 9, 2019

Surat’s pilot cap-and-trade program hopes to accelerate reduction of industrial pollution by providing economic incentives. Although a first in India, cap-and-trade program is a tried and tested process in parts of...