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In RBI’s spat with the government, reform is the victim

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 4:44
RBI isn’t going to swoop in from Mumbai and make things right. Its remit is inflation. The government’s problem is reform

REITs: Will they be attractive enough?

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 2:43
The markets have given a warm reception to InvITs and a spate of InvITs are in the pipeline, the fate of REITs remains to be seen

The old are eating the young

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 1:40
The appropriation of future wealth and resources for current consumption is increasingly disadvantaging future generations

The perils of a larger public sector

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 1:37
The government’s plan to empower public sector enterprises to take over stressed assets is a dangerous one

Donald Trump’s Paris Agreement pullout: Masterstroke, death knell, or farce?

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 1:14
The Paris climate deal will only survive if the remaining countries, including India and China, are able to make the US pay some price for its exit

CPEC: the need for a second look by India

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 1:11
New Delhi should open negotiations with the Chinese to explore if CPEC can be extended west to Afghanistan and east to India

From Prannoy Roy to Arnab Goswami

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 1:07
While Arnab Goswami pursues investigations with the zeal of a muckraker, Prannoy Roy runs a television network that the BJP does not like

Solutions beyond farm loan waivers

News from India - 15. June 2017 - 1:04
Farm loan waivers might help the government quell the farmers protests, but they are unlikely to change much on the ground in the long run

Time to rescind Suu Kyi’s Nobel

News from India - 14. June 2017 - 21:34
Those found to have fallen conspicuously short of the Nobel ideals, and their own standards, should be denounced, as publicly as they had once been celebrated

Uber’s troubles

News from India - 14. June 2017 - 21:14
The blowback of Uber’s callous behaviour on several issues has been strong enough to compel founder CEO Travis Kalanick to take a leave of absence

S.S. Khaplang’s death reopens Naga Pandemonium Box

News from India - 14. June 2017 - 20:17
S.S. Khaplang’s death has thrown open speculation of the faction’s active patronage of numerous rebel groups operating in Northeast India

BP: Global carbon emissions flat for third year in a row

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Business Green - Global carbon emissions remained flat for the third consecutive year during 2016, as a sharp fall in coal use, rapid growth in renewables, and energy efficiency improvements all combined to hold down emissions levels.

Ontario’s second cap-and-trade auction sells out of current allowances

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Global News - Ontario’s second cap-and-trade auction sold out of its current allowances this month, bringing the program’s total revenue so far to nearly $1 billion.

Tropical peat forests can become carbon emitters

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Manila Times - Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up from farming and global warming, further accelerating climate change and putting more pressure on wetlands, a study out on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) found.

European airports double their pledge: 100 carbon neutral airports by 2030

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: Travel Daily News - As the 27th ACI Europe Annual Congress formally kicked off in Paris, the European airport industry renewed its commitment to reducing airports’ impact on Climate change, announcing it was doubling its carbon neutrality target for 2030.

Host of next United Nations climate conference turns to California in the global warming battle

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: LA Times - As the president of this year’s United Nations conference on climate change, Fiji’s prime minister is responsible for rallying countries to battle global warming.

California governor named adviser for UN climate conference

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: AP - California Gov. Jerry Brown was named Tuesday as a special envoy to states at the next United Nations Climate Change Conference, further elevating his international profile as a leader on the issue as President Donald Trump backs away from a key international agreement.

Climate change: Apple shows Trump the way, issues $1 bn 'green' bond

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: IANS - Apple move comes just weeks after Trump announced the US will pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Tropical peat forests risk turning from carbon 'drains' to emitters

New from UNFCCC - 14. June 2017 - 15:59
Source: AFP - Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up due to farming and global warming, further accelerating climate change and putting more pressure on wetlands, a study out Monday found.

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