This paper by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) examines two financing models for better infrastructure development in emerging economies. The paper compares the more centralized, development bank driven infrastructure investment model in Brazil with the decentralized model in India.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Vehicle Emission Standards, 06/12/2016. ARAI is one of the Test Agencies, notified under Rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, for Type Approval Certification of vehicles as per the notified rules, standards and procedures.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Polluting Industries/Plants, 06/12/2016. CPCB has directed the 17 category of highly polluting industries to install system for online monitoring of emission / effluent quality. Out of total 3387 industrial units, 2438 units were identified for installing online monitoring system.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Green India Mission, 06/12/2016. The National Mission for a Green India (GIM) has a target of increasing forest/tree cover to the extent of 5 million hectares (mha) and to improving quality of forest/tree cover of another 5 mha of forest/non forest land.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Protection, 06/12/2016. There were eighteen (18) umbrella schemes of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), which have been now revised to nine (9) in the current financial year. These schemes are implemented in the country, inter alia for protection of the environment.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Clearance, 06/12/2016. Industries were recategorised based on their pollution potential scores.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Depletion of Ground Water, 06/12/2016. Impact of riverbed / sand mining on the ground water resources is assessed and monitored in course of considering and granting necessary environmental clearances required as per law.

According to India’s Fifth National Report submitted to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2014, out of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots, four are present in India which are: (i) Himalaya: (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and hill regio

According to India’s Fifth National Report submitted to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2014, out of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots, four are present in India which are: (i) Himalaya: (Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and hill regio

International poverty estimates for countries in Africa commonly rely on national consumer price indexes to adjust trends in nominal consumption over time for changes in the cost of living. However, the consumer price index is subject to various types of measurement bias.

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