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- DocumentCentre for Alternative Technology, 2013This report explores how Britain can achieve Carbon neutrality. Building upon the groundwork laid by the Zero Carbon Britain project over the last six years, the authors incorporate the latest developments in science and technology, plus more detailed research in two main areas: balancing highly variable energy supply and demand; and the nutritional implications of a low carbon diet.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2012The movement towards a green economy is seen as a critical pathway to achieving sustainable development. More importantly, it is an opportunity for investments in green industries, job creation and improvements in human welfare.DocumentElsevier, 2009This research investigates how rural electrification could be achieved in India using different energy sources and what effects this could have for climate change mitigation. It uses the Regional Energy Model (REM) to develop scenarios for rural electrification for the period 2005–2030 and to assess the effects on greenhouse gas emissions, primary energy use and costs.Document
Governing clean development in least developed countries: do CDM rules promote renewable energy in Ethiopia?Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, 2012The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has mobilised significant investment in renewable energy technology around the world. Yet there is a pressing need to reform CDM rules to incentivise renewable energy investment in low-income countries, this paper concludes. The theoretical approach of this study to analysing climate governance processes is grounded in sociological institutionalism.DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2012This report by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) highlights key trends in a growing body of research on the links between climate change and development. The purpose of the review is to pull out the main findings from this body of research to inform policymakers and practitioners who are working towards climate compatible development.DocumentWorld Bank, 2012This handbook summarises the guiding principles, tools and practice in key economic sectors that can facilitate the implementation of resilience concepts into decisions related to infrastructure investments and general urban management as a means of reducing disaster and climate risks.Document
Low carbon development and poverty: exploring poverty alleviating mitigation action in developing countriesEnergy Research Centre, 2012Climate change and poverty mostly fall into the adaptation category in the current research literature and relevant policy making due to the assumption that poor countries produce only low carbon emissions.DocumentDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, 2012This United Nations flagship publication launched at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 aims to raise awareness on sustainability and green growth. The objective is to show renewed political commitment for sustainable development, while assessing progress to date.OrganisationThe Global Transition 2012 is an international network that aims to catalyse a global transition by building a community of civil society organisations across the globe to promote and deliver a rapidDocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2012According to this report, climate funds for reducing greenhouse gas emissions can benefit small farmers and help achieve development objectives. In the detailed study of six African agricultural carbon projects, researchers found that communities are benefiting from a range of activities related to planting and managing trees on farms.