In 2007, lithium consumption in the United States was estimated to be 2,200 metric tons (t) of contained lithium, 12% less than the estimates for 2006 and 2005. Decreased U.S. consumption was likely the result of the tight worldwide supply of lithium during the fi rst half of 2007. Increased demand for lithium from foreign battery manufactures further reduced material available for U.S.

This paper describes what climate change is, including how it is affecting the world live in and the timeframe within which these changes are expected to happen. It then considers why climate change needs to be a priority in development planning, including the inequitable burden it places on the poor and developing countries, as well as the impacts on the world’s water resources. Finally, this paper concludes by presenting measures to address climate change, including some current campaigns.

A stakeholder workshop for the Tungabhadra basin was organised by the Society for Promoting Participative Eco-system Management (SOPPECOM) and the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science of Dundee University in Scotland in Hospet, India (Karnataka) on 9-10 January 2007.

This publication provides stimulating analysis on future scenarios of energy use, which focus on a range of technologies that are expected to emerge in the coming years and decades. There is now universal recognition of the fact that new technologies and much greater use of some that already exist provide the most hopeful prospects for mitigation of emissions of GHGs.

India is committed to the international regime represented by the UN

This report entitled "Sustainable Groundwater Management in Asian Cities' contains the main outputs of the three-year research. This report consists of three main chapters. The first chapter comprises highlights of the comparative analysis, the second chapter presents recommendations for sustainable groundwater management , and the final chapter contains summaries of the respective case studies. This report shows that groundwater is still used as an important resource in social and economic activities in cities, even while it becomes increasingly stressed.

The Manual on the Right to Water and Sanitation is designed to assist policy makers and practitioners in implementing the right to water and sanitation. This publication addresses the vital need to clarify how human rights can be practically realised in the water and sanitation sector.

India's Northeast is rich in natural resources. While in terms of development

This paper outlines the nature of the linkages between environment and globalization, especially highlighting the fact that these are two-way linkages: not only can the processes of globalization impact the environment, but the dynamics of the environment can also impact and shape the nature of globalization. It begins exploring these linkages through the lens of five "propositions' that seek to highlight those elements that are particularly prescient for policy-making and policy-makers. The propositions do not seek to cover every aspect of the environment and globalization problematique.

This paper discusses recent trends in poverty concepts and suggest a locally adapted multidimensional model for measuring and monitoring poverty. The model comprises nested layers with subjective wellbeing in the centre surrounded by a core of health, wealth and knowledge, and a context that includes natural, economic, social and political spheres, as well as service and structural aspects.