Energy is the fundamental requirement for providing basic life necessities, such as food, water, shelter and clothing. Without energy society is unable to maintain or improve living standards, meet the basic needs of its citizens or maintain the socio-economic infrastructure necessary for political and economic stability. The energy sector is highly dependent on temperature conditions and this is where, probably, climate change could have very strong impacts.  more...
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12-11-2010 Developing countries are typically wary of the high cost of containing climate change, because efforts to do so allocate resources away from other more important objectives. A new paper suggests investments in female literacy and family planning can have positive outcomes on climate change mitigation.   more...
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30-10-2009 Climate Change Negotiations: India’s submissions to the UNFCCC, is a compilation of the country’s contribution to and perspectives on international climate change negotiations by its Ministry of Environment and Forests. The report discusses equity in mitigation and adaptation, technology transfer and sustainable forests management.   more...