India’s science and technology policies advocate increased investment in research and development. However, in 2017–18, the tax incentive for company expenditure on R&D was reduced. This is likely to have major ramifications for R&D at a time when India’s domestic research effort is already in decline.

The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018 report, published by UN Environment, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, finds that falling costs for solar electricity, and to some extent wind power, is continuing to drive deployment.

The EU favours middle-income countries with its climate aid program, according to analysis by a coalition of development agencies. In a report, the Act Alliance called on the EU to revise its climate finance strategy after finding EU institutions channeled 78% of their funding to middle income countries.

Climate change and natural disasters can have lasting consequences on livelihoods, economies, and fiscal balances—spanning immediate reconstruction costs and fiscal shocks to long-term halts in tourism and agriculture economies. Globally, the most exposed to these impacts are the Pacific island countries.

The Public Accounts Committee (2017-18), present this Ninety-First Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on Action Taken by the Government on the Observation/Recommendations contained in the 17th Report (16th Lok Sabha) on `ultra mega power projects under special purpose vehicles', relating to the Ministry of Power.

Bank holdings in “extreme” fossil fuels skyrocketed globally to $115bn during Donald Trump’s first year as US president, with holdings in tar sands oil more than doubling, a new report has found.

The latest Africa Investment Index 2018 (AII) has ranked Ghana high on the list of the most attractive economies for investments flowing into the continent. Ghana has moved up two places to the 16th position showing progress compared to last year’s index where it ranked 18th on the list.

To address the need for a greater understanding of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), its processes, requirements and criteria to access and manage resources effectively, the Ministry of Finance—the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Nepal for the GCF—has prepared this handbook as a guide for relevant national stakeholders in engaging with the GC

In 2017, the World Water Council started a project that aims at identifying the most appropriate financial mechanisms that could better support the development of the sanitation sector throughout the world.

The 2018 Global Food Policy Report reviews major food policy issues and developments from the past year. Leading researchers, policy makers, and practitioners review the changing policy landscape for reducing hunger and poverty and offer a look forward to 2018.

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