This market assessment reports on alternative fuels opportunities in the cement sector in Ethiopia. The assessment examined different experiences and possible options to utilize municipal, commercial and industrial waste, along with tires, sewage sludge and agricultural residue in cement kilns in key production clusters.

Residential solid biomass cookstoves are important sources of aerosol emissions in India. Cookstove emissions rates are largely based on laboratory experiments conducted using the standard water-boiling test, but real-world emissions are often higher owing to different stove designs, fuels, and cooking methods. Constraining mass emissions factors (EFs) for prevalent cookstoves is important because they serve as inputs to bottom-up emissions inventories used to evaluate health and climate impacts.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 16/11/2017 regarding air pollution due to burning of agricultural residues. NGT directs NTPC to file complete details of its total demand of coal and how much agricultural residue either in the form of pellet or otherwise it can use, if not purely at least mixed with coal, in all the coal based Thermal Power Houses in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Sub-Saharan Africa possesses considerable resources to produce sustainable liquid biofuels, based on biomass feedstocks that would neither conflict with food supplies nor add to carbon dioxide emissions.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 08/11/2017 regarding the deteriorating ambient air quality index in Delhi NCR.

The directions passed by the Court include the following:

The fifth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the strengths, weakness and reforms in the agricultural system. The focus is on promoting a sustainability approach in the future development of India’s agricultural system.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 01/09/2017 regarding crop residue burning. The states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana assured the Tribunal that within three weeks they would bring at least 10 cases of preferably marginal farmers to provide due incentive, help and means to them, so that they do not follow traditional methodology of crop residue burning in the field itself.

Universal access to electricity is deemed critical for improving living standards and indispensable for eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development. In 2003, the 'Luz para Todos' (LpT—Light for All) program was launched aiming to universalize access to electricity in Brazil. The program focused on rural and isolated areas, also targeting to bring development to those regions along with electrification. This paper evaluates the results of the LpT program in improving socio-economic development in the poorest regions of Brazil.

Although there will be increased yields of rice, wheat, legumes and oilseeds by 10-20% with increase in Co2 level to 550 ppm, however, productivity of most crops is likely to decrease marginally by 2020 but by 10-40% by 2100 says this report by the Standing Committee on Agriculture (2016-2017) tabled in the Lok Sabha

This paper is an attempt to provide a guide for database creation and the development of a district-level database on emissions from agriculture in India.

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