Climate change could cost India 2.8 per cent of GDP, and lower living standards of nearly half of its population by 2050, as average annual temperatures are expected to rise by 1-2 per cent over three decades, warns this new report released by the World Bank

Considered to be the largest contributor to the growth in the world’s urban population in the coming years, India and its urbanisation process have reached a critical juncture. As one of the fastest growing countries, urbanisation is undoubtedly an opportunity and a challenge for India with huge implications for the rest of the world.

There are now a large number of valuation studies on the benefits of biodiversity and on ecosystem services, the services provided by different ecosystems (ESS).

This compendium is released on the target year of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While there has been remarkable progress on the MDGs, such as halving the

One of the key environmental problems facing India is that of particle pollution from the combustion of fossil fuels. This paper by World Bank analyzes some of the key tradeoffs between economic growth and environmental sustainability for India.

This study provides guidance on linkages between the design of development programs and the objectives of adapting to climate change and limiting emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

The agricultural sectors of developing Asian countries are
experiencing two important new developments: the growth of
organic agriculture (OA) and the increasing use of land to grow
energy crops (biofuels). This policy brief summarizes the pros and cons of OA and biofuel and makes policy recommendations based
on a detailed investigation for Cambodia and the Lao People