Cutting emissions beyond 2020 is tough; land and water needs will create social turmoil

NEW DELHI: Once the low-hanging fruit of energy efficiency technologies has been plucked in order to meet India's 2020 commitment to reduce emissions intensity, the country will find it difficult and expensive to reduce any further, according to a study by the Centre for Science and Environment.

The Centre for nd Environment's Science and Environment's (CSE) landmark study on the cost and feasibility of emissions reduction to combat climate change believes steel will prove to be the problem sector for India.

Water usage to rise 3 times by 2030, land need to soar.

Core sector needs $300-billion investment to cut emission intensity

New Delhi: Indian industry can meet the 2020 emission intensity reduction target but finds it difficult and costly, says a new report. The government has voluntarily committed to cut emission intensity of the GDP by 20-25% by 2020 on a baseline of 2005.

The report "Energy for a Sustainable Future," prepared by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The latest UNEP assessment of how 95 countries are progressing towards low carbon economy. Says that despite uncertainty around climate negotiations, countries have forged ahead with low carbon growth strategies in first quarter of 2010.

The countries of Asia and the Pacific are highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change, with more people at risk than any other region of the world. This places the need to address climate change firmly on the region's economic development agenda.

The new CSE study of the six most emissions intensive sectors to determine India

Perform, achieve & trade - A market mechanism to enhance industrial energy efficiency - a presentation by Ajay Mathur from Bureau of Energy Efficiency.