Cities are wasting the potential of smart technologies by failing to realize the value of their hidden infrastructure and digital assets, according to a report published by The Climate Group, Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Arup and Horizon Digital Economy Research at The University of Nottingham.

This document contains the video and text of the presentation delivered by Sunita Narain, Director General of Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi on the challenge of a low carbon economy during the South Asian Media Briefing Workshop on Climate Change 2011 organized by CSE, held on 16-17 Nov 2011.

The plan charts a 20 year path towards achieving the overarching vision embedded in the Constitution that South Africa belongs to all who live in it. It breaks the five-year electoral cycle to allow for long-term planning.

This brochure focuses on innovation in low-emitting technological alternatives for the electricity sector, in particular solar photovoltaics (solar PV) and carbon capture and storage (CCS). Technological change will be crucial in the electricity sector, as power generation stands for between one-third and one-half of all global CO2 emissions.

Investment in low carbon technologies has been growing over the past few years. However, in order to replace conventional high energy/high carbon intensity technologies with low carbon ones and reduce GHG emissions, innovative financial schemes are needed in order to effectively utilise limited global financing resources.

The UNEP has released a collection of capacity building success stories titled "Ready, Willing and Able: Empowering Countries to Meet the Climate Challenge." According to UNEP, the publication aims to illustrate that important local climate change activities are possible and are happening.

This roadmap attempts to lay out the future of the forest fibre industry and its potential to meet future consumer demands, stay competitive and deliver a CO2 emission reduction. This initiative addresses the European Commission roadmap, which modeled an overall industrial reduction of 80% in CO2 by 2050.

In the face of climate change adversities, which can be an impediment to the sustainable growth of economy, India can benefit from a low carbon growth trajectory to achieve its objectives for economic development and mitigation of climate change.

The greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth says this new UNEP report & outlines actions and investments needed for a global ‘green economy’ – one that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially-inclusive.

A review of ways in which national, regional and global level carbon markets can be developed and up-scaled to sustain the involvement of the private sector in leveraging finance and innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.