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India CDM pipeline October snapshot

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 10, 2010Projects seeking registration from India in October has seen an increase, bucking the trend of the last few months. However, these projects continue to be small in size. CER issuance also has still... Read more..
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Interview: SMEs can power India’s growth with right incentives

By : Roselin Dey, Nov 4, 2010Linus Lobo, COO of IPFonline talks about the scope of decentralized renewable power generation, the National Solar Mission and the policy landscape of renewable energy in India. Linus Lobo is the... Read more..
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Eco-tourism: new trend or mere catchphrase?

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Nov 4, 2010Tourism industry has huge economic potential but unorganised and unsustainable growth has also resulted in resource overexploitation . This article reflects on the status of Eco-tourism in India to... Read more..
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Soleckshaw –CARBON concept in Social Engineering

By : Rajesh Kumar, Nov 2, 2010This second article in the ‘Sustainable Consumption Series’ talks about Soleckshaw- an optimally-designed, pedal-operated and motor assisted, zero-carbon emission, urban transport vehicle developed... Read more..
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Sustainability- the new Marketing Mantra for India Inc.

By : Roselin Dey, Oct 25, 2010This next article in the ‘Sustainable Consumption Series’ talks about how sustainability is becoming a new marketing trend for companies, opportunities for companies in turning green and what to keep... Read more..
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India CDM pipeline September report

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 13, 2010While global CDM activity has picked up recently and September has seen the largest number of newer projects enter the CDM pipeline, projects coming from India seemed to have slowed down. This trend... Read more..
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Interview: Supply chain sustainability driven more by awareness than third party certifications

By : Roselin Dey, Oct 8, 2010In this interview under our ‘Corporate Sustainability Series’, Sanjib Bezbaroa (Head, Corporate Environment Health & Safety at ITC Ltd.) talks about the drivers for sustainability, emission... Read more..
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Interview: M&M feels engaging second and third tier suppliers essential for supply chain sustainability

By : Roselin Dey, Oct 5, 2010In this next article in the "Corporate Sustainability Series", Beroz Gazdar, Vice President- Group Sustainability in Mahindra and Mahindra, talks about how the company percieves sustainability, their... Read more..
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Making the business case for water stewardship

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Oct 4, 2010With top companies declaring their water conservation initiatives, this article reflects on the need for water stewardship programmes and the corporate perspective on making the business case for... Read more..
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Interview: India could be world leader in solar thermal with JNNSSM

By : Roselin Dey, Oct 1, 2010Boris Westphal, Managing Director of Suntrace talks about the CSP focused work being done by his company, past and upcoming trends in the solar thermal industry in 2010 and the opportunities they  ... Read more..
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Interview: IBM believes responsible suppliers create business value

By : Roselin Dey, Sep 29, 2010In this first article under the “Corporate Sustainability Series”, Reji K. Pillai (Head, Energy & Utilities Industry at IBM India/South Asia) talks about the drivers for sustainability, emission... Read more..
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Readying North East India for REDD+

By : Swapan Mehra, Sep 24, 2010The article is a primer on the opportunity and potential of REDD+ and summarizes the proceedings of a recently concluded workshop on deforestation drivers in the north east and the roles REDD+... Read more..
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Interview: Consumer demand necessary to push green products manufacturing in India

By : Roselin Dey, Sep 21, 2010Mr. Patrick von Braunmühl, Senior Advisor, GTZ-ASEM reflects on the work being done by GTZ in the field of sustainable consumption in India, the challenges faced in mainstreaming this concept and the... Read more..
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Save money! Save energy! Go Direct Cool…

By : Preeti Aggarwal, Sep 15, 2010This first article in the ‘Sustainable Consumption Series’ talks about how the direct cool refrigerators can enable savings while being environmentally helpful. We are the second largest populated... Read more..
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India CDM pipeline August report

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 12, 2010CER issuance for Indian projects in August have fallen off the cliff with only 62,150 CERs (approx US$1.2m) issued. This compares to $82m worth of CERs issued globally in the same period. India's 62... Read more..
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