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India

Official name: 

Republic of India

Region: 
National Designated Entity
Type of organisation: Government/Ministry
Name: 
Mr. Ravi Shanker Prasad
Position: 
Joint Secretary
Phone: 
+91 11 436 2436 / 0861
Emails: 
ravis.prasad@nic.in

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • Time to tackle Asia’s electrical waste mountain

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, April 28, 2006
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    As the market for electrical and electronic products grows rapidly, the lifespan of products is dropping. Some developed world governments are promoting recycling and starting to require that manufacturers safely dispose products at the end of their working life. However, China and India have yet to address the explosion in ‘e-waste’ – electronic scrap – much of it imported from countries with stricter regulations.A report from Greenpeace International shows
    that e-waste
    recycling in Asia remains largely unregulated and its impact on recycling workers,

  • Meeting energy needs through the Kyoto Protocol

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, March 24, 2006
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Smaller energy projects are often well suited to developing countries but find it difficult to attract funding. The Kyoto Protocol, which sets targets for industrialised countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, has established the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to help fund such projects.CDM initiatives allow developed
    countries to fund projects that reduce GHG emissions in developing countries.
    These projects produce a reduction in GHG emissions that gain a certified
    value, which are sold in ‘carbon markets’. Larger GHG emitters can buy ‘carbon

  • Child focused disaster risk reduction

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 1, 2007
    Objective: 

    This Handbook is a review on existing literature and case studies in India and Philippines which have a specific focus on integrating children in to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) policies and programmes. It is part of a course organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre on how to successfully carry out community disaster risk reduction.

  • Participatory Vulnerability Analysis: a step–by–step guide for field staff

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2004
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    This guide is developed to assist field workers and communities to analyse people’s vulnerability, draw action plans, mobilise resources and enact appropriate policies, laws and strategies to reduce their vulnerability to disaster. This guide is specifically developed consistent with the PVA approach to: 

  • Strengthening the capacity of developing countries to prepare for and participate in negotiations on future actions under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol: the BASIC project final report

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 1, 2007
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    The role of large developing countries in combating climate change will become increasingly important as the world negotiates a post-2012 agreement on climate change. This report summarises the activities undertaken by the BASIC Project (Building and Strengthening Institutional Capacities on Climate Change in Brazil, India, China and South Africa).

  • Promotion of resource efficiency projects: Sustainable Energy for Poverty Reduction, Issue 2, 2007

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 1, 2007
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    The second edition of the WISIONS publication ‘Sustainble Energy for Poverty Reduction’ describes a range of projects that contribute to this end. One is the community-based adaptation project Solar Pintadas.
    The aim of this project is to support rural development and entrepreneurship by increasing agricultural production through an efficient irrigation system driven by renewable energy. The project achieves this by using photovoltaic and biodiesel water pumps to improve local irrigation systems.
    Other projects described are in India, the Philippines, Namibia and Brazil.

  • Sustainable drylands management: a strategy for securing water resources and adapting to climate change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2003
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    This information paper illustrates sustainable dryland management practises in communities vulnerable to climate change with case studies in India and the Sudan.In both cases the adaptation programme is presented, including infrastructural strategy and social involvement, followed by results of the programme, subsequent impact on the community and examples of further achievements and successes in local areas.

  • Adaptive policymaking for agriculture and water resources

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    In 2005, IDRC provided CA $1,000,000 to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to support a four-year research collaboration with TERI of India. These institutes will study the adaptation of agricultural communities that have experienced environmental change in the last two decades.

  • Potential impacts of a warming climate on water availability in snow-dominated regions

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2005
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Around one-sixth of the world’s population is dependant on glaciers and seasonal snow packs for their water supply. But climate change is disrupting the annual flow of water downstream from snowy mountainous regions, says this paper. The hydrological changes taking place will impact on future water availability, and these impacts are likely to be severe.As global temperatures increase, less winter precipitation falls as snow and the melting of winter snow occurs earlier in spring.

  • Models for financing clean infrastructure in middle income countries

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015
    Objective: 
    Approach: 

    Many rich countries can rely upon sophisticated financial systems, established regulation and policy, a large pool of institutional investors and governments with relatively strong financial positions to help them meet the infrastructure investment needs of their relatively slow growing economies.

    The investment needs of poor countries are often relatively small and these countries can predominantly rely upon the international development community to help them address their needs.

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