This book envisages to re-create the process by way of which buildings and entire habitats can be designed to respond to nature with climate as the basic parameter of design. It discusses the methodology of design, design tools, latest developments in energy efficient architecture and materials, and is suitably aided by case studies and actual projects.

The Global Environmental Negotiations (GEN) series provide information on environment-related treaties, negotiations and institutions. Poles Apart, the second in the series of books on the politics of global environmental governance (GEN). This book contains updates on the issues dealt within the first report, Green Politics . It contains new chapters on five conventions and institutions.

The Supreme of India ruled on July 28, 1998 that all eight-year-old-buses and pre-1990 three-wheelers and taxis would have to be converted to CNG by March 31,2000. For the rest of the buses, three-wheelers and taxis, the deadline was fixed as March 31, 3001. This order, however, is getting to be the most difficult to implement. Resistance from the diesel lobby and lack of support from the government are out to sabotage the Supreme Court orders to move the buses, auto and taxis to CNG.

The first in the series of independent technical assessments by three CNG experts, this report provides a clear roadmap to help the government design appropriate policies, chart new action plans and re-orient strategies to implement the CNG programme in India's capital. Its release coincided with the introduction of CNG buses in the capital amidst the furore raised about their safety and performance.

In-depth Life Cycle Analysis of the environmental performance of major players in the Indian automobile sector. Also analyses technological issues, comaprative analysis of best practices with global players and recommends future outlook.

This book analyses the variations between and within tanks - in the distribution of water to different segments of the command and in productivity.

This publication documents traditions, practices technologies and policies of water harvesting in the country. It also assesses state government efforts to deal with drought. The book has a clear message for the thirsty times ahead: Water must be made everybody's business.

This publication contains prominent articles collated from 200 issues of science and environment fortnightly, Down to Earth, from 1992 onwards.

Project Tiger has been the first major conservation scheme in India. It has gone through phases of vex and vane. All eyes are set on the fate of charismatic tiger. Every possible effort is being made to save the tiger in spite of various odds. Ironically, demand for tiger parts and products outside India is causing a death blow to tigers in India. Decreasing number of tigers outside India is further accentuating pressure on tigers in India. The project tiger status report has been prepared for the first time to put facts and figures before all concerned.