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India

Official name: 

Republic of India

Region: 
Country income: 
Lower-middle-income economies
UNFCCC Annex 1 status: 
Non Annex 1 Party to the Convention

India (2014)

Energy profile
  • Carbon Neutral Meenangadi- assessment and recommendations

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, March 29, 2018
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    The    purpose    of    this    project    is    to    propose    sector-wise    adaptation    and    mitigation    strategies    to    develop Meenangadi Panchayat of Wayanad district in Kerala as a ‘Carbon Neutral Panchayat’ by    carrying    out    a    carbon    emission    and    sequestration    analysis    in    the    sectors    of    Transportation,    Energy, Waste, Livestock and AFOLU (Agriculture, Forests and Other Land Use).

  • HUNGaMA: Fighting hunger and malnutrition: The HUNGaMA Survey Report – 2011

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    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    The HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) Survey conducted across 112 rural districts of India in 2011 provides reliable estimates of child nutrition covering nearly 20 percent of Indian children. Its objective was to understand the current situation and provide a basis for focused action. The idea of this survey was triggered by the Citizens’ Alliance against Malnutrition - a group of young leaders, most of them young parliamentarians - in the context of a wide gap in current data and knowledge on child malnutrition in India.

  • The Tsunami's Impact on Women

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    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, March 1, 2005
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    Up to four times as many females as males may have been killed in the tsunami. This review of the evidence available in Aceh (Indonesia), India and Sri Lanka reveals that more women appear to have been killed by the tsunami for a variety of reasons. These include women staying behind to look for their children and women being less likely to know how to swim or climb palm trees.

  • Climate Change Impact Assessment of Water Resources of India

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    Friday, August 10, 2012
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    This study quantifies the possible impacts of climate change on the water resources of Indian river systems within the constraints of the uncertainty of climate change predictions. The study uses the PRECIS daily weather data to determine the spatio-temporal water availability in the river systems. A distributed hydrological mode was used to simulate all the river basins of the country.

  • Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Technology for the Indian Cement Industry

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    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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    This roadmap outlines a possible transition path for the Indian cement industry to support the global goal of halving carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. It estimates that the Indian cement industry would reduce its direct CO2 emissions intensity to 0.35tCO2/t cement in 2050, about 45 per cent lower than current levels. Despite this, the total emissions would grow from the current 137 MtCO2 to between 275 MtCO2 and 468 MtCO2 in 2050 due to rapid growth in cement demand and economic growth in India. The vision is ambitious but realistic.

  • Energy Transition for Industry: India and the Global Context

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
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    A truly global and integrated energy technology revolution is essential to address the intertwined challenges of energy security and climate change while also meeting the growing energy needs of the developing world. For India to play its part in realising the global goals of the BLUE scenario, it will need to achieve rapid economic development over the next 40 years with only a very small increase in CO2 emissions. Currently there is no precedent for such a low_CO2 development path.

  • Strategies for Poverty Alleviation in India: CYSD's Holistic Approach to Empowerment Through the Self-help Group Model

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    Publication
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    Wednesday, October 1, 2003
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    Providing credit is the primary goal of microfinance projects. But on its own this can be an ineffective response to chronic poverty. Research from India has shown that projects which take a broader approach can yield surprising results. A report from India's Utkal University describes the model of self-help groups used by the Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD). Questioning conventional wisdom in the microfinance industry, it argues that credit by itself will never lift marginalised women out of poverty.

  • Participatory Action Learning in Practice: Experience of a Rapid Participatory Review of ANANDI, India

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2003
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    How can a Participatory Action Learning System (PALS) help to empower women? ANANDI, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Gujarat, India, successfully used PALS to support women from poor and marginalised groups to identify, analyse and solve their own problems. Women assessed their levels of poverty and food security and spoke for the first time about personal experiences of domestic violence. They explained that empowerment for them meant having a livelihood, doing men's work, having livestock, and visiting the panchayat (village council) office.

  • Farmers in a changing climate: does gender matter?

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    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    Is there a strong gender dimension to experiences with climate variability and coping strategies? This publication on the topic of food security in Andrha Pradesh, India finds that there is. It is a report on a study carried out by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), with financing from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The research was undertaken in six villages in two drought-prone districts: Mahbudnagar and Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, India.

  • Website: Right to Food Campaign

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015
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    The new India’s Right to Food Campaign website was launched in March 2014 at the campaign’s fifth convention. It is an action-oriented website, with lots of action-oriented material on the right to food in India including primers, articles, survey reports, court orders, campaign tools and much more As explained in its foundation statement, the right to food campaign is an informal network of individuals and organisations committed to the realisation of the right to food in India.

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