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Offence is the best defence is a common adage that is being skillfully deployed by the world’s so-called developed countries. After having ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which clearly states that “the developed country parties should take the lead in combating climate change and the adverse effects...

In international climate negotiations, developed countries have increasingly argued that large developing countries must take binding emission reduction targets to ensure their participation in the international regime. Recently India and China have been targeted the most to share these reductions.

If there's one amenity all cities require for better air quality, reduced congestion and noise as well as quicker, safer travel opportunities for all, good and efficient public transport systems would be it. Unfortunately, our cities are centred on the personal vehicle, causing environmental and social damage. Public transport, on its part, has...

Energy shortages in India have increased from about 7 per cent in 2003-04 to nearly 12 per cent in 2008-09, after nearly Rs 200,000 crore have been allotted to the power sector in annual plans covered in this period.This situation prevails despite the major reform programmes that were announced in the early 1990s, the Electricity Regulatory...

The Budget dashes the hopes generated in the run-up. The key issues concerning energy and environmental challenges were given a rather lukewarm treatment.One of the burning issues that should have been resolved when oil prices slumped is petroleum pricing. Despite all the hype, recognition of India's import dependence and, in turn, sensitivity to...

The Budget of any government makes a powerful statement of its priorities and signals the political will for reform. World over, fiscal policy is addressing itself to environmental concerns through the introduction of eco-taxes, but more importantly by internalising the environmental consequences of expenditure budgets, taxes, subsidies and...