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  • Supporting Early Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Development in Non-Power Industrial Sectors, Shaanxi Province, China

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    Friday, January 6, 2012
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    Carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) refers to the matching of industrial high-purity CO2 sources, such as those of fertiliser plants or coal-to-liquid fuels facilities, with a sink industry that would make beneficial use of the captured and transported CO2, such as enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The capture of CO2 from industrial high-purity sources requires much less additional process development than conventional carbon capture from the power generation industries.

  • Market Potential of Innovative E-Waste Recycling Technologies in Developing Countries

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    Thursday, January 1, 2009
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    This paper presents the analysis of the market potential of innovative technologies for the e-waste recycling sector in selected developing countries. Criteria to compare and select innovative technologies are grouped along the elements of sustainability. The analysis rated a few technologies to have an innovation potential for developing countries. Based on a selection of developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the study suggests that all countries would have a potential for the adaptation of the mentioned pre-processing technologies.

  • A Comparative Analysis of the "Development Dividend" of Clean Development Mechanism Projects in Six Host Countries

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    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    Reform of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a key issue in advancing the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol. The CDM was created with the mutual objectives of providing cost-effective abatement opportunities for industrialized countries and to advance sustainable development in developing countries. Current literature, however, suggests that the CDM is failing to deliver on its promise of a "development dividend". This article compares and contrasts different host-country approval processes and investigates how this is reflected in CDM project quality.

  • GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment)

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    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is a rating tool that helps people assesses the performance of their building against certain nationally acceptable benchmarks. It evaluates the environmental performance of a building holistically over its entire life cycle, thereby providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a ‘green building’. The rating system, based on accepted energy and environmental principles, seeks to strike a balance between the established practices and emerging concepts, both national and international.

  • "Climate-Smart" Agriculture: Policies, Practices and Financing for Food Security, Adaptation and Mitigation

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    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    The authors of this paper outline the changes that agriculture will have to see until 2050 in the face of both climate change and rapidly growing demand. While agricultural efficiency has grown significantly in a very short period of time, the authors stress that there is much more to the problem than simple increases in acreage for production.

  • National Integrated Mitigation Planning in Agriculture

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    Sunday, March 31, 2013
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    This review of national greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation planning in the agriculture sector serves two objectives: (1) to provide national policymakers and others in the agriculture sector with an overview of national mitigation planning processes and aid them in identifying the relevance of these processes for promoting agricultural development; (2) to provide policymakers and advisors involved in low-emission development planning processes with an overview of mitigation planning in the agriculture sector and in particular to highlight the relevance of agriculture to national mitigation pla

  • Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector

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    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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    This report has been published by Food and Agricultural Organisation, complied with papers presented in workshop organized by FAO/OECD. It addresses the different agro-ecological and socio-economical issues nationally and internationally in agricultural sector. It provides insights of building resilience to climate change impacts from different angles through risk management strategies, national policies and so on. Thus, it is highly recommended for the stake-holders who directly and indirectly involved in adapting most efficient ways for reducing vulnerability risk in agri-sector.

  • Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

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    Friday, March 1, 2013

    This report provides an analysis of (1) policy and financial de-risking instruments and (2) how they best fit into a developing economy to create feasible renewable energy projects. South Africa, Mongolia, Panama and Kenya are used as case studies to illustrate how instruments are being used in different situations. Implications of de-risking instruments are discussed in-depth to close out the analysis. Accompanying the report is a financial tool designed to help policymakers make more informed decisions about the most cost-effective courses of action.

  • Potential Impacts of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

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    Friday, April 1, 2011

    This paper aims to quantify the market potential of the inclusion of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)—defined in Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol—and the potential impacts this may have on the CDM market in 2020. The paper assesses the potential supply and costs of CCS projects in developing countries based on existing studies, CCS roadmaps, planned CCS activities, and an inventory of emissions sources. Particular attention is given to early opportunities.

  • Natural Refrigerants: Sustainable Ozone- and Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HCFCs

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    Monday, January 7, 2008
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    The handbook contains 31 articles by individual authors covering the following issues: policies and legislation on F-gases and related issues (Part 1), safety concerns and means to overcome (Part 2), a technical assessment of natural refrigerants in different applications (air conditioning, commercial and industrial refrigeration and heat pumps) (Part 3) and case studies by manufacturers and end-users providing insights into market developments and examples of successful conversions to natural refrigerants (Part 4).

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