Water quality trading is gaining traction in a number of watersheds around the world. It is a market-based approach that works alongside water quality regulation to improve water quality, providing flexibility in how regulations are met and potentially lowering regulatory compliance and abatement costs. The research identified 57 water quality trading programs worldwide.

Regulatory bodies worldwide are charged with making major decisions related to chemical toxicology, such as designation of toxic thresholds and establishment of criteria for preclinical testing and toxic hazard classification.

Clean Edge, which has been tracking the growth of clean-tech markets for nearly a decade, reports that global revenues for solar photovoltaics, wind power, and biofuels expanded from $75.8 billion in 2007 to $115.9 billion in 2008. For the first time, one sector alone, wind, had revenues exceeding $50 billion.

This paper provides an outlook for the Indian economy in the light of the extraordinary global financial crisis, that started in the US, but which has now transformed into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The Indian economy was slowing down even before the onset of global crisis and so the

The 21st edition of the annual comprehensive economic report on the developing member economies of ADB. sets. Evaluates the recent economic performance of 45 economies in Asia, and provides projections for major macroeconomic indicators for 2009 and 2010.

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The Government has put in place a new patent regime in January 2005 keeping in line with the WTO commitments. Under the regime a 20 year product patent regime was introduced for food, drugs and chemicals. At the same time, adequate safeguards were introduced to protect the interests of domestic industries, particularly, the pharmaceutical industry.

Intellectual property is already a big component of global trade and rising. Consequently, the number of crossborder disputes and multiple infringement suits related to patents is also increasing. Their resolution is complicated because the scope and coverage of patent protection differs from country to

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