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Delhi leading the country into going low-carbon

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 6, 2009

First a Carbon Neutral Commonwealth games. Then the energy efficiency overhaul for Delhi government office buildings and commercial complexes. And now...

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G77 and Annex 1 can still get it right: chuck the blame game and focus on the core issue

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 22, 2009

To move from the present ‘golden era of the 1950s’ to the ‘sustainable development era for the 21st century’, policy makers across the globe need to realize that they have an opportunity to catalyze activity in the private sector.

At New Delhi’s...

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Report: Energy security at the base of the pyramid

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 19, 2009

How to provide access to light for 1.6 billion people that experience darkness each night? And how to improve the centuries old inefficient biomass energy being used by 3 billion people?

This concise report from...

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Black Carbon: $1billion opportunity to do good

By : Anonymous, Oct 16, 2009

While carbon dioxide gets all the attention, 'black carbon', colloquially referred to as 'soot', is among the top 3 factors to which climate change is attributed.

While black carbon is 'particulate matter' and not a greenhouse gas per se, it's inclusion...

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Firing the "Green GDP" salvo

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 13, 2009

Minister Jairam Ramesh made a statement today on providing a Green GDP alternative, opening a new front in the Copenhagen discussions. If taken seriously Green GDP can bring significant changes in our behavior as a...

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The Tipping Point for India to lead?

By : Upendra Bhatt, Sep 30, 2009

During last week's climate discussions, the Indian Govt offered non-binding annual reporting into India’s emission reduction initiatives and progress.

The announcement is a politically significant move demonstrating India’s flexibility and commitment to the...

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D.Light aims for 1 million solar units in UP and Bihar

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 30, 2009

In a project currently under registration with the CDM board, D.Light is targeting to sell 1 million units of Nova solar lanterns in Bihar and UP over the coming year.

At 1W per unit that the Nova lamp uses, this would...

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India's GHG Emission Profile: MOEF report

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 29, 2009

India’s Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF) released the report "India's GHG Emission Profile: Result of Five Climate Modelling Studies". This report compares 5 different studies that forecast India's GHG...

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First consumer efficiency projects in India to be translated into carbon credits

By : sustainabilityo..., Aug 6, 2009

The CDM pipeline analysis from the UNEP RISOE yesterday outlined some interesting submissions from India. A set of 11 Small Scale CDM Projects under a “CFL Lighting Scheme” have clearerd the National body and submitted to the CDM board this month. These are currently under a...

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