The year 2015 may well go down as a landmark year, with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and some agreements at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21. Expectations from both are huge. Knowledge exchange and transfer will be key for achieving the expectations of both.

'Rich countries must meet their financial burden for climate change'

The meeting to draw up a climate change regime for 2020 and beyond in Paris later this year will, as usual, be fraught with overwhelming complexity. Will "climate clubs" be able to offer room for making greater efforts in smaller groups?

The G20 leaders summit in Turkey in mid-November will hold the key to the success of the Paris climate talks a fortnight later as the richer ones among these 20 big economies are then expected to c

Govt revising and enhancing and widening scope of energy efficiency targets for industry

This book by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) introduces the concept of Green Integration and makes the case that countries in Asia should make sustainability the main objective of their integration efforts. 

India is playing a proactive role in coordinating the developing world ahead of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December, and has set an example for the developed world

The end of 2015 is the target date for the Millennium Development Goals. Governments across Asia and the Pacific have been striving to meet the Goals, particularly on reducing income poverty.

Development of a clear climate framework and a global emissions target is essential if $48-53 trillion for a new sustainable energy infrastructure is to be delivered, according to a new report from the World Energy Council.

Javadekar suggested the quick operationalisation of the Green Climate Fund which could pay the cost of making climate-friendly technologies

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