New Delhi: How ambitious are the emission reduction targets rich nations are ready to adopt for 2020? Pretty low, suggests a technical report that the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has prepared. The report is based on compiling the offers developed countries made after the Cancun summit last year.

Take the case of the US.

Climate change is recognised as one of the most significant threats to development during the 21st Century and beyond.  Infrastructure policymakers and practitioners have a crucial role to play in meeting the challenge of climate change in the developing word.  This applies both to mitigation, i.e.

Carbon Fat Cats 2011 sets out the analysis of those companies profiting most from Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The results matter because of their bearing on a crucial debate being held in Europe and the wider world – a debate about how to respond to profound challenges created by the economic dependence on fossil fuels, in particular the threat to a stable climate.

The ‘expert group on low carbon strategies for inclusive growth’ which was set up under the Planning Commission to develop a strategy for India’s 12th Five Year Plan has released its interim report recently. While this interim report echoes the earlier govt.

This document contains summary sheet of low carbon economy on Poverty reduction. Low carbon development can potentially contribute to poverty reduction by improving access to affordable clean energy by the poor and to sustainable agriculture.

This document contains summary sheet on transport in a low carbon economy.

This document contains summary sheet of low carbon development and cities. Cities and urban areas contain most of the productive and consumptive activities that are contributing to climate change. Indeed, almost all growth, both demographic and economic, is now occurring in and around urban settlements.

This document contains summary sheet of low carbon development and fossil fuel subsidies. Inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies hinder economic growth and low carbon development as they encourage wasteful consumption, distort markets and impede investment in clean energy sources.

A review by CSE of Planning Commission's interim report on low carbon strategies for inclusive growth. Says that it lacks in ambition & there is no overarching strategy for low carbon strategies for inclusive growth.

India today made a strong call for equity and universal energy access by the year 2030 for all, at the meeting of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel for Global Sustainability.