GOI introduced the Modified National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (MNAIS) and implemented it on pilot basis in 50 districts from the Rabi season 2010-11. From the Rabi season 2013-14, GOI merged MNAIS and WBCIS into a new programme, the National Crop Insurance Programme (NCIP) replacing NAIS.

Using growth regressions with panel data, this study identifies the determinants of economic growth, highlighting in particular the role of natural resources and institutional quality.

This briefing presents the results of a preliminary analysis into United States’ subnational and non-state action and its impact on national greenhouse gas emissions, if fully implemented. The analysis covers commitments from individual actors, which set quantitative mitigation targets and for which historical emissions data are available.

This report explores the introduction of carbon taxes with a national offset component and their interactions with other policy areas, and makes recommendations on this topic. In this task, the study focuses on the approaches Chile, Mexico and South Africa have chosen for elaborating their carbon taxes.

A new analysis, Global Goals Mapping: The Environment-human Landscape, confirms that ecosystem resilience, security of natural resources and the stability of Earth’s life support systems are essential for human response and adaptation to global changes and for sustainable development.

The Food Loss and Waste: Facts and Futures Report sketches the state of food loss and waste, with a specific lens into excessive food loss and wastage in South Africa. In South Africa, 10 million tonnes of food go to waste every year. This accounts for a third of the 31 million tonnes that are produced annually in South Africa.

The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.

This paper presents updated results for the cost of ambient air pollution in 41 countries: the 6 major emerging economies known as the BRIICS – Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa – and the 35 member-countries of the OECD.

Kenyans are the world’s fifth most environmental friendly people in the world, shows the new international survey. The survey titled “Human Impact on Environment” indicates that Kenyans exert one of the world’s least negative impact on the environment, beating Europe countries, most Asian countries and America.

A new report released by the World Bank highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals.

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