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By : Sustainability ..., Jan 16, 2013

This article by Dr Promode Kant and Dr Wu Shuirong reflects on pathways, building on the Chinese model, for creative involvement of private business in CO2 sequestration through forest vegetation.

At the recently concluded UNFCCC convention at Doha, countries...

By : Pankaj Arora, Jan 15, 2013

Do you think of the recent Companies Bill in India mandating companies of certain size to spend 2% of their net profits on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities will bring higher transparency, efficiency and responsibility among the Indian businesses?

While there is some merit...

By : Anonymous, Jan 7, 2013

This article takes a look at challenges of a water stressed India and the need for establishing knowledge transfer and collaborative frameworks to enhance water management practices in India. 

Water is an increasingly contested resource across India, with the country in the...

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. 

Much...

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 down to grid parity in...

By : Anindita Chakraborty, Dec 14, 2012

The transport sector is the second largest consumer of energy after the industry sector and one of the primary causes of air pollution. This article takes a look at how we can move from a dependency on mass scale private vehicles to a more sustainable form of urban mobility.

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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 (IEA) about 60 percent...

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 waning confidence...

By : Harsh Sheth, Nov 26, 2012

With the continued erratic state of power supply and the need of industries for uninterrupted throughput of products to sustain economic sustainability, more and more businesses have shifted to relying on Diesel Generators (D.G) as an important secondary source of power and not merely a...

By : Amit Patel, Nov 23, 2012

An organization’s commitment towards EHS&S (Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability) involves managing the responsibility towards stakeholders of their businesses by commitment to employee health & safety, compliance to government regulations, following good labor practices,...

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, but with limited...

By : Jyoti Deka, Nov 20, 2012

The market for energy efficiency products and services in India has gained momentum in recent years. This is both due to regulatory impetus and commercial incentives for energy savings as the push for green building and industrial process efficiency is being seen in a new light. Energy saving...

By : Reshmi Vasudeva..., Nov 19, 2012

Energy Efficiency is the ‘low hanging fruit of sustainability’ as it opens up myriads of opportunities in resource conservation, primarily by plugging in the wastages in energy distribution, storage and use.

Increased volatility of global energy prices has escalated the need for resource...

By : Suparna Shankar..., Nov 16, 2012

It does not matter how big or small Indian organizations are, they must learn from the recent power grid failure.

The recent power grid failure in North India exposed the precarious demand-supply imbalance in power and vulnerability of a grid with complex inter-linkages. 610 million(1)...

By : Ashok Paranjape, Nov 15, 2012

The Earth receives more than enough energy from the sun in an hour to supply the world’s energy requirements for the whole year. Unfortunately we harness only a tiny portion of the available solar energy and the world still primarily relies on power plants that burn fossil fuels. Thus, we don’t...