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India sets ambitious targets for fighting climate change

Wed, 2015-11-18 18:16
Harshita Bisht

Ahead of the UNFCCC climate talks in Paris, India has submitted its plans for emissions reductions. Harshita Bisht from Development Alternatives reflects on what is in the plan.

photo shows pylons in Mumbai

India intends to increase its share of renewaable energy by 2030, image: World Bank Photo Collection via flickr.com,creative commons licence

Latest post-2015 news - 27 July

27 July 2015 – this week’s post-2015 digest provides a compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and related processes, including a report from CARE on developing sustainably and equitably in a carbon-constrained world, and an OECD briefing on the role of cities and regions in reaching people with development finance.http://community.wri.org/image/2014-email/spacer.gif

An OECD briefing calls for inclusive urbanisation, photo: Fareena Chanda, IIED

Post-2015 Update

27 April – this week’s Post-2015 Digest provides a weekly compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related processes.

building flood defences in Bangladesh

Building flood defences after a cyclone in Bangladesh, photo: Espen Rasmussen/PANOS


Finance for sustainable development must reach poor and vulnerable families

Tue, 2015-02-10 10:37
Paul Steele and Aaron Atteridge

As poor families face the greatest development challenges, and are also most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, Paul Steele (IIED) and Aaron Atteridge (SEI) argue that their perspectives must be taken into account in providing finance.

Photo shows a man in a boat in Bangladesh, photo:Tony Stonehouse, IIEDIt is generally the poorest who bear the heaviest burden in less developed countries – whether it is the cost of poor sanitation, poor diet, or poor roads and transport links.

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