Views, Interviews and Analysis

Reinforcing role of renewables in energy security

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 9, 2010The report summarizes the proceedings of the recently concluded Renewcon Conference India 2010 held in Mumbai on 26th & 27th August 2010.  The two day conference brought together various... Read more..
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PPP Models for combating climate change: Looking beyond carbon trading

By : Tanvi Patel, Aug 31, 2010Moving beyond carbon trading schemes, such public private partnerships models could be useful for pooling resources and expertise and for up-scaling climate change mitigation and adaptation... Read more..
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Greening telecom: Countryside and countrywide

By : Komalirani Yenneti, Aug 26, 2010As telephone has grown to become the lifeline of communication in most areas, telecom operators are looking towards green communications, which is expected to become a part of normal telecom business... Read more..
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Interview- Waste pickers are climate warriors as well!

By : Roselin Dey, Aug 17, 2010Bharati Chaturvedi- Director, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group- shares her motivations behind setting up the organization, her views on the impact of the newly released e-waste... Read more..
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Mainstreaming sustainability: Journey from CSR to sustainable sourcing

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Aug 11, 2010Achieving sustainability is impractical without managing all aspects of life cycle. The article reflects on the progression of sustainability dialogue in the corporate setting from the traditional... Read more..
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Interview: Hoping for an integrated carbon market post 2012

By : Akhil Choudhary, Aug 9, 2010Vinod Kala, MD, Emergent Ventures shares his thoughts on the current status, scope and future short term trends expected in the CDM market. He also comments on the post 2012 scenario for CDM and the... Read more..
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‘Trees for Credit’ can make ‘Green India Mission’ inclusive

By : Mathews Mullackal, Aug 6, 2010Trees For Credit, an innovative model developed by Green-Harmony, has the potential to strengthen proposed Green India Mission to sequestrate carbon, while contributing to poverty reduction and... Read more..
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Low carbon race: Sprint or slow pace?

By : Ashish Rana, Aug 4, 2010Soon it will be 2030. Would the world have moved to a low carbon path by then? It is being argued that actions required to alter growth trajectories towards low carbon economy across the world are... Read more..
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Interview: Way forward for Indian carbon economy

By : Akhil Choudhary, Aug 2, 2010Nakul Zaveri , Senior Investment Officer, Climate Change Capital talks about recent and futuristic carbon market, carbon finance and Clean Development Mechanism activities with Indian perspective.... Read more..
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Reviewing JNNSM guidelines for selection of grid connected solar thermal projects

By : Upendra Bhatt, Jul 29, 2010Guidelines for selecting new grid connected solar power projects were finally released earlier this week with much fanfare. From a solar thermal persective, they have failed to address many concerns... Read more..
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Negotiating power purchase agreements for solar projects

By : Lavleen Singal, Jul 28, 2010The article highlights the main points to be considered while negotiating and signing Power Purchase Agreements for solar projects. In order to achieve its target of 1,000 MW solar based generation... Read more..
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Interview: International climate movement strenghthens ahead of Cancun Negotiations

By : Roselin Dey, Jul 28, 2010International climate activist, Will Bates from 350.org talks about the strength, achievements and plans of the 350 campaign, and his opinion on the developed vs. developing country debate in terms... Read more..
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Bio-refineries: A novel solution to optimal biomass utilization

By : setu.goyal, Jul 26, 2010The concept of Bio-refineries came in light of reduction of dependence on traditional resources for fuel by optimum utilization of biomass. Though it has applicability in solving waste management ... Read more..
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An e-Mess Age

By : avani.819, Jul 22, 2010With import of e-waste banned in China in 2002, India & Pakistan have become the favourite e-waste dumping destination for the advanced countries. Inadequate recycling facilities and... Read more..
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Is India aiming for urban sustainability?

By : Komalirani Yenneti, Jul 19, 2010India moving rapidly along its growth – development axis is faced with rising urbanization and growing pressure on resources especially in its urban areas. The ‘National Mission on Sustainable... Read more..
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