September 19, 2008
Carbon accounting missing from World Bank climate framework
The World Bank's strategic framework on climate change will go before the board on September 23, without provisions for a shadow carbon accounting framework. This omission caught the attention of a number of academic, government and NGO participants in a recent CGD-hosted discussion with the bank. A summary of the event, plus a transcript are available now in World Bank Rebuffs Experts’ Call for Carbon Accounting. Video clips will be up on Monday.
Controversy over Indian power sector's CARMA
A controversy over the carbon intensity of India's power sector erupted recently in local press, with representatives of the National Thermal Power Corporation questioning the estimates on CARMA.org. As CGD researcher Kevin Ummel shows using the latest official data and CARMA estimates, the numbers actually hold up well under scrutiny. See Just the Facts: On The State of NTPC’s CARMA.
My thanks to Robin Kraft for his help in preparing this letter.
Center for Global Development
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Clinton Foundation mulls world's largest solar project in Gujarat (Business Standard)
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West Africa's coastline redrawn by climate change: experts (Agence France Presse)
Climate change threatens South Asia foodsupplies (International Herald Tribune)
Costa Rica bids to go carbon neutral (BBC)
Aid agencies plan CO2 offsets that also help poor (Reuters)