In a far cry from its proactive and out-of-thebox approach to climate change in the international fora, India appears to be playing it safe at home.

This interim report prepared by the expert group set up by Planning Commission under leadership of Kirit Parikh highlights policies needed for the low carbon growth. The main sectors examined in this report are power, transport, industry, buildings and forestry & the recommendations made in this report are to be included in the 12th five-year plan (2012-17).

An expert group constituted to plan a low-carbon growth for the country has concluded that India can comfortably reach its target of 20-25 per cent reductions in its emission intensity by the year 2020 compared to 2005 levels, even while pursuing a growth rate of 9 per cent.

This expert group, led by former Planning Commission member Kirit Parikh, was constituted in the wake of the 2009 climate

New Delhi Even as the debate on environment versus growth continues, the government on Monday said it will conduct an assessment of the impact of GDP growth on ecology using a green accounting system.

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In a briefing paper on the growth of the telecom sector, Greenpeace said, “It grows at the cost of the climate, powered by an unsustainable and inefficient model of energy generation and usage.” The environmental NGO said that the mobile towers heavily rely on diesel gen-sets to power their network operations.

This report focuses on a crucial piece of the puzzle in the creation of a low-carbon economy - consumers. With three quarters of the UK's greenhouse gas emissions either directly or indirectly attributable to consumer actions, we cannot ignore the significant influence of the public's purchasing decisions on our ability to hit our 2020 climate change targets.

Jaguar Land Rover, the luxurycar unit of India

The European Commission has published a strategy for the EU to protect and improve the state of Europe's biodiversity and contribute to the 2020 global biodiversity targets.

Biofuels present an easy way of shifting to low-carbon, non-petroleum fuels, aiding the growing efforts to decarbonise the transport sector. The International Energy Agency