The absence of a clear articulation of low carbon funding requirements and an audit of low carbon investment at the sub-national level has encouraged this study. As a case in point, this study assesses the current status of the low carbon finance landscape in the State of Tamil Nadu.

The Government of Tamil Nadu has launched the Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012 to promote solar energy. It has been envisioned to add about 3000 MW by the year 2015 under the Policy. The Electricity Act, 2003, mandates the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions to promote generation of electricity from renewable sources of energy.

Despite substantial conservation investments by governments and international agencies, the existence of tigers in the wild is still threatened. The main threats to the survival of wild tigers are poaching, prey depletion, and habitat degradation and fragmentation.

This automobile policy will focus on further development and consolidation of automobile and components industry where Tamil Nadu enjoys a comparative advantage and to strengthen this industry as a key driver of economic growth.

This new policy released by the Government of Tamil Nadu is designed to facilitate new biotech companies to come to the state by creating an enabling environment. Read the text.

This Industrial Policy 2014 announced by the Tamil Nadu government focuses on infrastructure, skill and industrial development and is aimed at strengthening the state as a manufacturing hub, and attracting incremental investments of over 10 per cent every year in the sector.

The second phase of the Tamil Nadu Vision 2023 Document contains reports on the sector strategy approach and profiles of infrastructure projects proposed for implementation in the identified sectors.

The purpose of this study by Centre for Development Finance is to develop financing strategies that would assist the Central and State Governments in implementing the State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCC) in an effective and efficient manner.

Greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other pollutants are negative externalities imposing an external cost on the entire society and not just on the individuals who consume a certain product. Though India does not have an obligation to reduce the emissions of GHGs, it is important for Indian States to adopt a sustainable growth path.

This draft Tamil Nadu State Action Plan on Climate Change defines the overarching climate response framework at the state government level to reduce vulnerability, reduce hazards and exposure and increase capacity to cope with unforeseen events, while articulating flexible sector specific response strategies and actions keeping in mind the overall Vision. Read full text.