Updates on Coal, Energy, IFIs: 2 Dec, 2015

A.Coal & Energy​

  1. Putting China’s coal consumption into context: http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/up-front/posts/2015/11/30-china-coal-consumption-context
  2. Federal EPA delays NC coal ash cleanup efforts: http://wncn.com/2015/11/30/federal-epa-delays-nc-coal-ash-cleanup-efforts/
  3. Solar or Coal? The Energy India Picks May Decide Earth’s Fate: http://www.wired.com/2015/11/climate-change-in-india/
  4. Climate summit: Coal will continue to be the mainstay of India’s energy basket, says government official :http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/49987619.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  5. After ban on coal-mining, people from Meghalaya are taking to turmeric farming: http://www.firstpost.com/india/after-ban-on-coal-mining-people-from-meghalaya-are-taking-to-turmeric-farming-2526420.html
  6. India will not apologise about coal use: Piyush Goyal :​​http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/49974983.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst
  7. German climate goals for 2030 and 2040 require coal exit: http://www.agora-energiewende.de/en/press/agoranews/news-detail/news/german-climate-protection-goals-for-2030-and-2040-require-coal-exit/News/detail/
  8. India calls out rich nations’ figures on climate funds. Here’s how: http://www.catchnews.com/environment-news/india-calls-out-rich-nations-figures-on-climate-funds-here-s-how-1448885323.html
  9. Greens see red over national park tunnel: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/greens-see-red-over-sanjay-gandhi-national-park-tunnel/article7934114.ece
  10. Climate change not of India’s making, rich nations to blame: Modi: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/climate-change-not-of-india-s-making-rich-nations-to-blame-modi/story-eIBz5hUGR1CFNNiczGVCWP.html
  11. India Sanctions USD 2.5mln For Poor Nations As Paris Climate Summit Begins: http://inserbia.info/today/2015/11/india-sanctions-usd-2-5mln-for-poor-nations-as-paris-climate-summit-begins/
  12. $1 billion climate finance from aid budget: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/turnbull-pledges-800-million-for-climate/news-story/492fb8e454a2a1f9042207f1025cf807
  13. Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion: http://zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/climate-action-plans-of-poorest-nations-to-cost-1-trillion_1828475.html
  14. World leaders call for action at Paris climate talks – as it happened: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/live/2015/nov/30/paris-climate-summit-world-leaders-meet-for-opening-day-live
  15. The economic impact of climate change in Southeast Asia: http://globalriskinsights.com/2015/11/the-economic-impact-of-climate-change-in-southeast-asia/
  16. India taking energy demand lead: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Industry/2015/11/30/India-taking-energy-demand-lead/9401448884395/
  17. MPs raise environmental concerns over third runway at Heathrow: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e50289f0-9792-11e5-9228-87e603d47bdc.html#axzz3t8a39ki8
  18. COP21: Paris conference could be climate turning point, says Obama: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34960051

B.IFIs

  1. Development Banks Vow to Mobilize Collective Resources to Confront Climate Change: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2015/11/29/development-banks-vow-to-mobilize-collective-resources-to-confront-climate-change
  2. UPDATE 1-China-backed AIIB to lend $10-15 bln a year for first five years: president-designate: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/12/01/china-aiib-idUSL3N13Q1T620151201#292PYusjP7TfGQQg
  3. ADB to help Afghanistan revive agriculture sector: http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2015/11/29/adb-help-afghanistan-revive-agriculture-sector
  4. Tamil Nadu — in the fast-track development corridor: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/specials/tamil-nadu-in-the-fasttrack-development-corridor/article7933771.ece
  5. Kenya remains core to development of Africa -JICA President: http://en.starafrica.com/news/kenya-remains-core-to-development-of-africa-jica-president.html
  6. Govt has granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 20 NIMZs, of which 12 are located outside DMIC region: http://www.knnindia.co.in/sectors/govt-has-granted-‘in-principle’-approval-to-20-nimzs,-of-which-12-are-located-outside-dmic-region/31-12721.go?myuri=/sectors/govt-has-granted-%27in-principle%27-approval-to-20-nimzs,-of-which-12-are-located-outside-dmic-region/31-12721.go
  7. Chinese firm to invest in South Africa’s coal mine: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/01/c_134872614.htm
  8. Morgan Stanley & Wells Fargo Cut Coal Financing, Join Growing Movement By Banks In U.S. & Europe: http://www.valuewalk.com/2015/11/morgan-stanley-wells-fargo-cut-coal-financing-join-growing-movement-by-banks-in-u-s-europe/
  9. IMF’s yuan inclusion signals less risk taking in China: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/imfs-yuan-inclusion-signals-less-024424263.html
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