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National Mission on hybrid and electric vehicles

“Green cars can now run on Indian roads”. The news just came out from the announcement of Budget 2011-2012.  Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced in his budget speech about the cars that run on CNG, LPG and other hybrid and alternative fuels will be encouraged30

ICFRE can now validate and verify A/R CDM projects

Indian nodal agency for the national forestry research system, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun has been accredited by the United Nations- Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board to validate and verify CDM projects under the afforestation and reforestation sector.  The news30

EIA and Its Role – A case study on river rafting industry

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can be described as a tool that seeks to ensure sustainable development by evaluating and providing mitigation measures for the impacts which might arise from a major activity and would likely affect the present state of environment adversely. Hence, this process30

Green India Mission: Marching towards a greener future

The National Mission for a Green India is one of the eight Missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) – See following figure. It is designed to take positive steps toward the vulnerability assessment associated with depleting natural resources and their impacts30

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World’s first REDD credits issued under the VCS

On Feb 2011, world’s first Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) credits were issued under the VCS. This news has come out just after the announcement of changing VCS’s title from Voluntary Carbon Standard to Verified Carbon Standards. This project generated approximately 1.4530

Carbon can be traded again

European Union reopened world’s largest carbon trading market on first week of this month. It had been suspended after the cyber attack on 19th Jan 2010 on different National registries. (Read full story here). Hackers have succeeded to steal up to two million European Union30

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Carbon Tax: An Indian Perspective

Increasing concentrations of GHGs resulting from burning of fossil fuels are gradually warming Earth’s climate. Fuel molecules consist of tetravalent carbon atom which is the source of energy. When fuel gets burnt in the presence of oxygen released carbon dioxide with other polluting gases resulting30

Carbon sequestration potential of Bamboo-Mycorrhiza

Climate change impacts on biodiversity are already evidenced by shifting migration ranges of insects and animals, modified flowering and fruiting cycles and species extinctions. Other impacts including floods and storms are more severe, and heat waves are becoming more extreme. Thus, there is urgent need30