Posts Tagged ‘ Energy ’

A Little Piece Of Heaven-The Naran Valley

Nov 21st, 2011 | By
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Noreen Haider: Writes from her visit to the beautiful Naran valley of Khyber Pakhtunkwa province in Pakistan, where she observes various dimensions of social and environment development. Noreen came across various developmental projects and activities in the region and finds that poor education and poorly planned social and environmental projects lead to acute poverty natural

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Inviting Suggestions: Working Group on Mountain Ecosystems, India

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
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This is in continuation to our previous posting (Link: http://chimalaya.org/2011/11/05/working-group-on-indian-mountain-ecosystem-meets-suggestions-invited/ ) on requesting suggestions as sought by the ‘Working Group on Mountain Ecosystems and Challenges faced by the Mountain People’ which met on 28th October 2011. This Group has officially asked suggestions from the state governments of all 12 Indian Mountain state, while we are

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Climate change: there is no plan B

Nov 16th, 2011 | By
A voluntary framework will not be enough to keep us within the 2C limit of manageable climate change'. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters




Guardian: Time is almost up. It is critical we secure a legally binding approach on climate change in Durban. The lesson the world is learning the hard way from the financial crisis is that there is only one boat and we are all in it. To stay afloat, we need rules tough enough to stop

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Climate Economics the State of the Art

Nov 10th, 2011 | By
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SEI: Publication- Climate Economics the State of the Art by Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton Stockholm Environment Institute-U.S. Center November 2011 Climate science paints a bleak picture: The continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions is increasingly likely to cause irreversible and catastrophic effects. Urgent action is needed to prepare for the initial rounds of

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How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change

Nov 10th, 2011 | By
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World Agro-Forestry: How trees and people can co-adapt to climate change: reducing vulnerability through multifunctional agroforestry landscapes. Climate changes, especially increased variability, affect landscapes, human livelihoods and trees in many ways. They are the consequence of a wider set of global change issues, including population increase, more consumption per capita and trade globalisation. Both people

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Last year’s greenhouse gas emissions topple worst-case scenario

Nov 8th, 2011 | By
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Mongabay: Global carbon emissions last year exceeded worst-case scenario predictions from just four years before, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). A rise of 6 percent (564 million additional tons) over 2009 levels was largely driven by three nations: the US, India, and China. Emissions from burning coal jumped 8 percent overall. The

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India loses nearly $18 bn to disasters: UN Expert

Nov 8th, 2011 | By
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Economic Times: India is paying a high price for its lack of disaster management practices — Rs.86,000 crore ($17.5 billion) every year to be precise, says a UN expert. “India is vulnerable, in varying degrees, to a large number of natural as well as manmade disasters,” J. Radhakrishnan, head of UNDP India’s Disaster Management wing,

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Clean stoves could save lives and maybe the climate too

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
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Earth Times: Flecks of soot from a smoky open stove in India blacken more than just the roofs of the hut it is smoldering in. Fine particles of such smoke lodge deep in the lungs of women preparing meals, gifting them a dark scourge of ill-health and premature death. That same black soot floats higher

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Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
China's population are set to become the world's biggest per capita polluters Photo: Global Warming Images / Alamy




Zee News: The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world’s efforts are at slowing man-made global warming. The new figures for 2010 mean that levels of greenhouse gases are higher than the worst case scenario outlined

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Nepal-UN envoy Acharya woos stronger support to combat poverty

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By
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Himalayan Times: Nepal’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gyan Chandra Acharya has stressed on the strong need for providing continued support for strengthened and effective voice and participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in decision- and rule-making and standard- and norm-setting areas in all relevant international forums. Delivering a speech on behalf of LDCs

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Damming Or Damming Rivers?

Oct 10th, 2011 | By
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Kuensel Online: Is accelerated development of the hydropower sector in conflict with the environment? Mega Projects 8 October, 2011 – Bhutan ambitious plan to tap 10,000MW of hydropower by 2020 (eight years and two months from now) may be following a clean and green path, but what has not been talked about is how it

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World Meet On Climate Change in Hyderabad

Oct 10th, 2011 | By
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The New Indian Express:  India’s first climate change conclave to be held in Hyderabad will help raise awareness on alternative energy resources and improve the existing energy policies in the country. Climate change is for real and India, as a growing economic and industrial power, has an increased role in global climate change control. The

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Energy run, quiz, singing contest mark renewal energy day in Nagaland

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By




Morung Express: Nagaland along with the rest of the country today observed Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas- National Renewable Energy Day which is celebrated in commemoration of the birth anniversary of the then Prime Minister of India Lt. Rajiv Gandhi. The main objective of this event is to create awareness and sensitize the masses on

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Biofuels: Not a silver bullet Next generation biofuels and synthetic biology

Aug 19th, 2011 | By




Next generation biofuels and synthetic biology For some, biofuels hold out the promise of a win-win-win solution. They claim that biofuels will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote energy independence, and encourage rural development. This enthusiasm translates into significant government support. Annual global subsidies for biofuel production were $11 billion in 2006 and could rise to

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For greener pastures

Aug 19th, 2011 | By




The Pioneer: Increase in global warming has encouraged the need for not just environment-friendly practices, but also green jobs. SANGEETA YADAV tells you more Climate change and global warming have become a challenge. With the increasing demand for environment-friendly practices, green jobs or green collar jobs have been billed by experts as an answer to

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Tap hydropower potential, PM urges Nepal

Aug 14th, 2011 | By




Kuenselonline: In an effort to discourage expansion of nuclear power generation by the government of India, Bhutan is encouraging Nepal to increase exploitation of its hydropower potential, it was revealed at the end of the ‘happiness and economic development’ conference, yesterday (12 Aug). While Nepal has vast hydropower potential, not much of it is tapped.

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World Bank inks $648 million loan for Indian hydropower project

Aug 12th, 2011 | By




EcoSeed: The World Bank has signed a $648 million loan agreement with Tehri Hydro Development Corp., a joint venture corporation focused on developing, operating and maintaining hydro projects in India, for a 444 megawatt run-of-river hydropower project. The bank’s loan will help finance the construction of the Vishnugad Popalkoti Hydro Electric Project on the Alaknanda

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A critique of the 2011 IPCC Report on Renewable Energy

Aug 11th, 2011 | By




Bravenewclimate: The following is a detailed guest post by Dr Ted Trainer, University of NSW (http://ssis.arts.unsw.edu.au/tsw/). In it, he provides the most detailed critique I’ve yet seen of the recent IPCC renewable energy scenarios report. Now, I don’t agree with everything Ted says — in particular the conclusion that the only feasible alternative to large-scale renewables is

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Energy crisis-A serious security threat?

Aug 5th, 2011 | By




The NEWS: Pakistan’s energy sector crisis is posing challenges to the country’s national security now. Around six to eight hours of daily loadshedding in the urban areas and a twelve to eighteen hours in rural areas, coupled with unemployment also caused by energy shortage in the industrial sector, has led to significant vulnerabilities that are

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Interactive renewable energy toolkit – iRET

Aug 4th, 2011 | By




Practical Action: Practical Action Consulting has put together a new interactive Renewable Energy Toolkit, produced for Oxfam and Christian Aid to assist them in building the skills and knowledge of their staff and partners to deliver energy access projects for poverty reduction worldwide.  We hope that the iRET will also be useful to other development

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