Several key indices for pollution and energy consumption dropped in the first half of the year, a senior official said Wednesday.

The last decade has witnessed an increasing global awareness of human impact on the planet’s climate and its likely consequences. However, strategic and structural complexities hinder further compliance and participation in efforts to establish a global agreement for climate change mitigation.

Depleting energy resources, rising cost of energy and the threat of climate change have elevated the demand for sustainable energy initiatives globally. In the context of modern day businesses, effective energy management through energy efficiency has assumed a strong strategic value. While energy efficiency initiatives have been initiated by most businesses, the next generation solution would require a nuanced approach for maximizing the value of these initiatives.

The UK Government is committed to reducing carbon emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. This will require significant abatement in energy intensive industries (EIIs). However, in the absence of a binding global deal to reduce emissions, different countries are pursuing carbon reduction policies at different rates.

The National Strategy and Action Plan for Low Carbon Development was prepared to enable Bhutan to fulfill its commitment of remaining carbon neutral. In other words, it will help in ensuring that national emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHG) remain less than the national sequestration capacity.

This new report produced by the WEF in collaboration with Accenture, looks into pathways to creating a more effective transition towards a New Energy Architecture. It reveals how countries are progressing by applying the newly developed Energy Architecture Performance Index. In addition, two deep-dive country studies have been conducted on Japan and India.

This latest regional human development report for the Asia Pacific focuses on the need for the region to find ways to continue to grow economically while reducing poverty and tackling climate change and environmental concerns.

New Delhi: The fight against climate change will take a strategic jump in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-2017) with the government intending to plough in almost Rs 2 lakh crore through the various m

Tracking Clean Energy Progress is an early except of the forthcoming Energy Technology Perspectives 2012 (ETP2012). The report tracks progress in the development and deployment of clean energy and energy efficiency technologies in the power generation, industry, buildings, and transport sectors.

This new report by UNEP provides a review of policies and initiatives promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production. It reviews 56 case studies, highlights the best practices and offers recommendations to scale up and replicate them worldwide.