India’s top builders have pledged to make at least a fifth of their new housing developments sustainable by 2022, as the country looks to tap sectors other than renewable energy to meet its ambitious climate goals.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), headquartered in Beijing, held its second annual meeting on the Korean island of Jeju last week. Korea is currently positioning Jeju as a zero-carbon tourist destination so the choice of location must have seemed appropriate for a bank that is looking to promote a “clean” image.
For a variety of reasons, the issue of climate change has been discussed more in the global north than in the global south. As such, many of the communication tactics used by campaigners trying to engage with wider populations in developing countries are limited in its effectiveness.
It’s considered by the energy market as one of the most authoritative analyses of the global energy business. BP’s annual statistical review of world energy is crammed full of statistics
As India continues to rely on conventional sources of energy, with thermal power contributing a major proportion of all the electricity produced in the country, acute shortage of water around power plants appears to be having an impact on the power output with India losing about 5,870 million units of generation due to the non-availability of water till February in this financial year.
A recent UNESCO report concludes that the Rampal power plant project poses a serious threat to the Sundarbans, a World Heritage Site, and should be canceled or relocated to an alternate, safer site.