Climate change is the defining human development challenge of the 21st Century. Failure to respond to that challenge will stall and then reverse international efforts to reduce poverty. The poorest countries and most vulnerable citizens will suffer the earliest and most damaging setbacks, even though they have contributed least to the problem.

In this report the committee has examined the medium and the long term (up to 2031-32) demand


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there has been a long-standing debate on whether organic agriculture can ensure global food security. Even some advocates of organic are not sure about this. A recent study claims organic farming

Green buildings in the US have two sets of standards to choose from: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) set by the US Green Building Council, or Green Globes developed by the Green Building Initiative. The former is widely followed not just in the US, but also in other parts of the world.

Estimates show that India will produce 180 million tonnes (mt) of steel by 2020. Consumption of stainless steel has risen 14 per cent in the last 15 years in the country

a student group in Iran has recently produced a computer game that is a clever mix of the standoff over their country's nuclear programme, the mystery of missing diplomats in Lebanon and Iran's

Video games have long been a controversial subject among critics, consumers and parents. They have been accused of desensitising children to violence and emphasising that violent behaviour is

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has initiated a study entitled