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.

In a nod to rising public expectations, China's government work plan for 2010, rolled out last week at the country's two major annual political powwows, puts the environment front and center. At the National People's Congress, officials announced that science priorities include new energy sources, energy conservation, environmental protection, and marine technology.

CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are the primary cause of global warming. Much attention has been focused on the CO2 directly emitted by each country, but relatively little attention has been paid to the amount of emissions associated with the consumption of goods and services in each country.

This document contains the presentation by Tejal Kanitkar, T.Jayaraman, and Mario D

China and India have committed to reductions in the emissions intensity of the economy by 40-45% & 20-25% respectively between 2005 and 2020. This analysis looks at how feasible are the proposed reductions in emissions intensity for China and India, and how do they compare with the targeted reductions in the US and the EU.

Carbon emissions from industry are dominated by production of goods in steel, cement, plastic, paper, and aluminum. Demand for these materials is anticipated to double at least by 2050, by which time global carbon emissions must be reduced by at least 50%.

The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a report titled "Regional Analysis for Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments." The report provides recommendations to develop and implement policy reforms supporting market formation and fostering a favorable climate for investments in the sectors of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.