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Approaching COP 16, India Focuses on Reducing Carbon Emissions

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India has embarked on a new path for tackling carbon reduction in the transportation sector two weeks before the 16th Conference of Parties (COP) event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 to December 10.

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  • Published: Nov 22nd, 2010
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RWE to Buy Carbon Credits at a 20% Discount From India Solar Heat Project

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RWE AG, Germanys second-largest utility, agreed to buy 227,460 United Nations emission credits at about 20 percent below market prices from a solar water heating project in India.

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  • Published: Nov 19th, 2010
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Business leaders call for UK-India low-carbon alliance

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Business leaders from the UK and India have today released a flagship report detailing how the two countries can work together to build stronger trade ties for low-carbon goods and services.

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  • Published: Nov 19th, 2010
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India to develop low-carbon transport system

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United Nations: India, the world’s fourth largest greenhouse gas emitter, has launched a new United Nations-backed project to reduce emissions and develop a low-carbon transport system.

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  • Published: Nov 17th, 2010
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India Steers Full Speed towards Low Carbon Transport

New Delhi, 12 November 2010 – Ranked as the fourth largest green house gas (GHG) emitter in the world, India has embarked on a new pathway towards developing a low-carbon transport system, days before the convening of the UN climate change convention in Cancun.

Launched in New Delhi, Thursday, a new 2.49 million Euros three-year project – funded by the German International Climate Initiative and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – will support the Indian Government’s efforts to align transport growth with the country’s climate change agenda and national development plan.

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  • Published: Nov 6th, 2010
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Petrotech first carbon-neutral meet, ONGC to write off emission

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NEW DELHI: PM Manmohan Singh will on Monday inaugurate Petrotech 2010, India’s biennial jamboree for the global oil industry, being billed as the first carbon-neutral event in the country that will bring together over 4,000 professionals from related sectors on a single platform for finding global equilibrium and greening of an industry often seen as a major contributor to pollution.

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  • Published: Nov 4th, 2010
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Norway offers ONGC a bite of $1-bn carbon project

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The Norwegian government has offered Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) a stake in a $1-billion carbon capture storage project at Statoils Mongstad oil refinery in Norway.

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  • Published: Oct 31st, 2010
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Realising low carbon infrastructure dream

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IDFC report puts forth an assortment of diverse solutions

India would need major policy and regulatory changes including standards, taxation of pollution and tailored incentives to ensure infrastructure development follows a low carbon route.

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  • Published: Oct 25th, 2010
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A low-carbon economy would be a tough ask for India

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With India looking at a $1-trillion investment in the infrastructure sector during the Twelfth Plan period, the challenge of a low-carbon economy would become tougher, since the sector contributes 58 per cent to the countrys total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Technology and finance are central to the interventions, which are needed to propel a low-carbon infrastructure growth.

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  • Published: Oct 22nd, 2010
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Use shipping lines and get carbon credit points

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New Delhi: Companies using Indias coasts to transport goods between domestic ports can soon start claiming carbon credit as shipping ministry, in collaboration with its environment and commerce counterparts, is framing a mechanism to enable firms know how much carbon emission they have prevented and receive the monetary benefits for that.

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  • Published: Oct 17th, 2010
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Switch to a sustainable, low-carbon model

| Sourced From Financialexpress |

Meghalayas capital city, Shillong, has undergone substantial changes in its climate pattern. With urbanisation, Shillongs problems like water shortage, inadequacy of sanitation and civic services, choked roads, and a degraded urban environment have compounded. In an initiative to raise awareness on climate change, a radio jockey, popularly known as Bah Manik, is tirelessly spreading the message of abandoning plastic use through his popular programme Hei Kapla. He has emerged as one of the states most knowledgeable and passionate communicators about the urgent need to address climate change.

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  • Published: Oct 14th, 2010
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Opinion: Green equilibrium – creating a low carbon economy

| Sourced From Financialexpress |

Where there is consumption, there is likely to be some waste. From a purely business perspective, no one would like waste. Businesses spend time and money to ensure that operations are efficient with the most optimum consumption of material resources and time. Therefore, building a low carbon global economy would be a natural progression for us.

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  • Published: Oct 14th, 2010
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India Vs. China: Which Low-Carbon Development Model Will Win?

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For the first time, India’s current GDP growth rate exceeds China’s. The big concern in India is not whether the growth will continue but what the impact of too-rapid growth might be on food prices (in the short term) and on the environment (longer term). India’s government, like China’s, is serious about finding a lower-carbon pathway — however reluctant they may be to have a binding international agreement tie their hands going forward.

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  • Published: Oct 14th, 2010
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Airlines under pressure to cut carbon emission

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Airline operators in the country will soon have to find ways of trimming their carbon emissions and increasing efficiency, with the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stepping on the pedal.

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  • Published: Oct 13th, 2010
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Go Green – It Works : CWG 2010 Low Carbon Campaign

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Communication material being developed under a Global Environment Fund (GEF) project on

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  • Published: Oct 8th, 2010
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India Now World’s #3 Carbon Emitter & Environment Minister Commits to Low-Carbon Growth Only

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Some encouraging words coming from India’s environment minister Jairam Ramesh: Speaking ahead of the last climate negotiations before COP16 next month, Ramesh acknowledged that India was now the world’s third-largest carbon emitter, and told Reuters

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  • Published: Oct 7th, 2010
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Government to setup 16 carbon credit accredited centres across India with funding support of Rs.15 lakhs per centre as grant

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~Grant of 25% of the project cost subject to ceiling of Rs.10 lakhs would be given to MSME units who adopt energy efficient technologies: says D. Chandra Sekhar, Director, MSME-DI~
~Seminar on Plastics for Green Buildings held~

Hyderabad… 24 September 2010: Mr. D. Chandra Sekhar, Director

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  • Published: Sep 29th, 2010
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Interop 2010: Companies To Benefit From Carbon Trading And Green IT

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Alongside corporate social responsibility, compliance with government norms and energy savings, enterprises in India are opening up to the commercial angle of Green IT and carbon credits. Now, carbon credits certificates are issued to corporations that reduce their emissions of green house gases.

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  • Published: Sep 29th, 2010
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‘Promote carbon trading’

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The Centre should promote a carbon credit trading mechanism on lines of the Kyoto Protocol in the country to enable the plantation industry to earn carbon credits.

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  • Published: Sep 28th, 2010
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Emergent Ventures India Plans to Form Solar Project Groups to Achieve Carbon Credits

| Sourced From Azocleantech |

Emergent Ventures India is a division of the recently extended form of a U.N. program the Clean Development Mechanism that is designed to propagate the use of clean energy expertise in a larger way in third world countries to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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  • Published: Sep 27th, 2010
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Carbon flux towers to monitor emissions at different altitudes

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In a big leap towards continuous monitoring of carbon flux and its impact on environment and floral and faunal species, the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, has proposed to set up carbon flux towers in the state. The first-of-its-kind move, so far popular in foreign countries, aims to track the carbon emission patterns in Himachal over a long duration and interpret its impact on climate change in the Himalayan perspective.

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  • Published: Sep 25th, 2010
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India to study impact of carbon aerosols on public health

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New Delhi, Sep 20 (PTI) At a time when carbon aerosols including black carbon caused by incomplete combustion are being linked to global warming, an integrated national research programme will study its impact on public health, rainfall patterns and glacial health in the country.

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  • Published: Sep 23rd, 2010
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More clarity and flexibilty needed for carbon trade

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India Inc and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Wednesday said there should be more clarity and flexibility in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for carbon trading.

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  • Published: Sep 22nd, 2010
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Panel to submit interim report on low carbon growth path

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) A panel of experts headed by economist Kirit Parikh will submit an interim report to the government next week outlining a road map to achieve low carbon growth to tackle climate change. The report is in keeping with India’s commitment to achieve 20-25 per cent cut in emission intensity by 2020 (rpt) 2020 from 2005 levels as was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last year at Copenhagen climate meet. “We are in the final stage of preparing the interim report likely to be submitted to the government next week,” Parikh, a former Planning Commission member, said on the sidelines of a function here today.

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  • Published: Sep 19th, 2010
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‘Promote carbon trading’

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The Centre should promote a carbon credit trading mechanism on lines of the Kyoto Protocol in the country to enable the plantation industry to earn carbon credits.

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