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What sort of new FRBM do we need

News from India - 22 hours 46 min ago
While fiscal rules can indeed be useful, the old FRBM Act was flawed and needs to be replaced by something better

A reason to pause in Sukma

News from India - 22 hours 54 min ago
State secrecy when it comes to military operations can usually be understood through the ‘means and ends’ approach

The long road to a high-growth future

News from India - 23 hours 12 sec ago
One of the reasons for softer growth in recent years is the decline in savings rate

One brand too many

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 22:19
Does it make sense to maintain a dual brand strategy like it would be the case when Idea Cellular and Vodafone India complete their merger

When a six-year-old tells you what to wear

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 22:11
Children are not only trying to influence their parents’ personal grooming choices but are also actively consuming these services and products themselves

Unpacking Indian racism, in 6 not-so-easy steps

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 21:53
There has been very little attempt to locate the roots of this racism in India except perfunctory stabs at equating it with casteism

For sustainable solar shine, integrated energy policy is key

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 21:47
The phasing and the timeline of the 100GW target need to be analysed in a holistic manner through an integrated energy policy

Solar is the way to go

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 20:55
Investment in solar energy is not an investment merely to enhance the GDP, but it is to save mankind from climate change and promote sustainable living

Tax troubles

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 20:54
A first look at Donald Trump’s proposed tax reforms, such as slashing corporate tax from 35% to 15%, shows they are lacklustre

Charting sustainable future for India’s electricity sector

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 20:54
India’s big story is how to fuel its strong economic growth in a way that’s cost-effective, clean and sustainable

Manchots: les chercheurs appellent à mieux protéger l'Antarctique

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: L'Obs - Les manchots sont directement menacés par le réchauffement climatique qui modifie très rapidement leur habitat et l'abondance de leurs ressources alimentaires, ont averti mardi des scientifiques à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale des manchots.

De plus en plus d’icebergs longent la côte est du Canada, et ce n’est pas une bonne nouvelle…

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: Science Post - Si le spectacle des icebergs qui longent la côte est du Canada en cette période est des plus beaux, il n’en est pas moins inquiétant, leur nombre étant en forte hausse. Pour les scientifiques, le changement climatique y est bien pour quelque chose.

Climat: 13 grands groupes pressent la Maison Blanche de rester dans l’accord de Paris

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: AFP - Treize grands groupes internationaux, dont plusieurs géants américains, ont pressé mercredi le président Donald Trump de maintenir les États-Unis dans l’accord de Paris sur le climat.

Assemblée générale d’AXA. Le géant de l’assurance ne sera pas le leader de demain

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: Amis de la Terre - Interrogé pendant son Assemblée Générale par les Amis de la Terre et son partenaire polonais « Development Yes, Open-pit Mines No », AXA rate l’opportunité de renouer avec le leadership qu’il avait pris en mai 2015 en annonçant se désinvestir des entreprises qui tirent plus de 50% de son chiffre d’affaires du charbon.

Accord de Paris: les USA pourraient rester

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: 20 Minutes (Suisse) - L'administration du président Donald Trump semble envisager de plus en plus sérieusement de maintenir les Etats-Unis dans l'accord de Paris sur le climat, sous la pression des grandes entreprises et au prix d'un nouveau retournement politique.

Carbon trading experts urge government to stay in EU ETS until at least 2020

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: Business Green - The government is facing mounting pressure to clarify its plans for the EU's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) after Brexit, after the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) wrote to Climate Change Minister Nick Hurd this week to warn businesses in the UK and EU will be put at risk by delaying a decision on the future of the scheme.

China economic upturn threatens emissions gains

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: Financial Times - Growth sparks pollution rise after years of improved air quality and falling coal use

China to boost non-fossil fuel use to 20 percent by 2030: state planner

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: Reuters - China aims for non-fossil fuels to account for about 20 percent of total energy consumption by 2030, increasing to more than half of demand by 2050, its state planner said on Tuesday, as Beijing continues its years-long shift away from coal power.

Perry Says Trump Should Renegotiate, Not Exit, Paris Accord

New from UNFCCC - 27. April 2017 - 15:54
Source: Bloomberg - Energy Secretary Rick Perry became the latest senior member of President Donald Trump’s administration to publicly advocate for staying in the Paris climate accord, saying the U.S. should renegotiate the deal and push European nations to take on a larger share of emissions reductions.

Uber’s Travis Kalanick should fear this 59-year-old billionaire

News from India - 27. April 2017 - 10:13
Didi Chuxing enjoys the patronage of Masayoshi Son, a man with a $100 billion checkbook and a century-long vision


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