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.

Attaining food security is a matter of prime importance for India where more than a third of the population is estimated to be poor. Government of India has been distributing foodgrains through the Public Distribution System, in one name or the other, for the last seven decades.

By altering evapotranspiration and influencing how water is routed and stored in a basin, natural and agrarian ecosystems affect river flow.

At COP21 in Paris, 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2ºC and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5ºC. In advance, the participating countries submitted plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions – the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

Emerging economies face as much as 10 per cent losses in working hours because of deteriorating thermal conditions in the workplace due to climate change, according to a new report released.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution by Power Plants, 28/04/2016. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF &CC) have notified Environment (Protection) Amendment Rules, 2015 on 7th December 2015 related to water consumption and emission of Particulate Matter, SOx, NOx & Mercury from thermal power plants.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Electricity from Solid Waste, 28/04/2016. Ministry of Power vide notification dated 28.01.2016 has notified the revised Tariff Policy which mandates the distribution licensee to procure 100% of power produced from waste to energy plant.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cleaning of Ganga River, 28/04/2016. Various types of pollution abatement schemes taken up to clean Ganga may be categorized into core and non-core schemes.

A new World Bank report recommends that Pacific Island countries supporting or considering deep sea mining activities proceed with a high degree of caution to avoid irreversible damage to the ecosystem, and ensure that appropriate social and environmental safeguards are in place as part of strong governance arrangements for this emerging industr

Effective policies for spatial management, land-use planning, infrastructure investment, poverty reduction and environmental protection require accurate, relevant and real-time data on urban trends and conditions. However, urban data collection and reporting have not kept up with needs of most cities says UNESCAP in this new report.

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