The 2011 edition of the annual CDP Global 500 report examines the carbon reduction activities at the world’s largest public corporations. Low carbon growth is now widely accepted as fundamental to generating long term shareholder value, avoiding dangerous climate change and helping the global economy recover from recent turmoil.
This paper offers a strategic framework for policymakers seeking to capitalize on the low-carbon transition. The first section presents innovation as a key strategy to achieve economic development, energy, and environmental goals.
This collection of papers aims to contribute to an improved understanding of the role and practice of SEZs in developing countries, in order to better equip policy makers in planning and implementing SEZ programs.
This overview highlights the main findings of Energy Intensive Sectors of the Indian Economy: Path to Low Carbon Development, a study specifically requested by the Government of India to help identify low carbon growth opportunities for India and contribute to global climate change mitigation.
The financial resources involved in a shift to a low-emission climate-resilient economy are daunting but not impossible to achieve. The key challenge however of financing the transition towards a low-emission society is to redirect existing and planned capital flows from traditional high-carbon to low-emission and climate-resilient investments.
This research provides the evidence base which confirms what we have long suspected – that there are more fossil fuels listed on the world’s capital markets than we can afford to burn if we are to prevent dangerous climate change.
This paper computes national carbon mitigation costs using two simple principles: Incremental costs for low-carbon energy investments are calculated using the cost of coal-fired power as the benchmark. All low-carbon energy sources are counted, because reducing carbon emissions cannot be separated from other concerns: reducing local air pollution from fossil-fuel combustion; diversifying