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13 record(s) found in 'March 2008'

  • Environmentalists go 'green and blue' on FM budget

    1 March 2008| Newstrack India

    The Finance Minister was applauded by the environmentalists for announcing a permanent institutional mechanism for development and coordination for various aspects of climate change besides grant of Rs 50 crore. Dr R K Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, has his own point of concern. “If tax concessions had been linked to the fuel efficiency rather than size, it would have been more environment friendly,” he says. Dr Pachauri has been against the increasing number of small cars terming them as air pollution hazard. The environmental experts say that lowering of taxes on small cars would encourage trade of diesel cars, an enemy to environment.

  • Pachauri hails institutional mechanism

    1 March 2008| The Tribune

    Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr R K Pachauri, expressed satisfaction over the issue of climate change becoming part of mainstream policymaking. Commenting on the Budget, Dr Pachauri said: “It is a matter of great satisfaction that the issue of climate change is now part of mainstream policymaking as clearly indicated by the Budget last year. It had asked for the establishment of an expert committee, which has been implemented on climate change and the finance minister’s statement on a series of initiatives that he has identified in this year’s Budget”.

  • Budget 2008-09 integrates climate change in policy making: Dr Pachauri

    1 March 2008

    It is a matter of great satisfaction that the issue of climate change is now part of mainstream policymaking as clearly indicated by the announcement in the Budget last year for the establishment of an expert committee, which has been implemented on climate change and the Finance Minister’s statement on a series of initiatives that he has identified in this year’s Budget. His reference to an institutional mechanism to spearhead new initiatives related to climate change is indeed totally relevant, because what is required today is an institutionalized structure for coordinating the range of developments mentioned in his speech on 29 February 2008.

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