OCT 2018  
India Unveils Its National Strategy to Increase Forest Cover in Line with Paris Agreement

India has released its 'National REDD+ Strategy', one of the key tools to fulfil the country's commitment of increasing forest cover in a time-bound manner under the Paris Agreement on climate change. The national strategy, comprising a list of multiple ongoing and proposed actions on the ground to create additional carbon sink by increasing green cover, will soon be communicated to the UN body on climate change. Besides committing to reduce emission intensity of its GDP by 33-35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level under the Paris deal, India has also pledged to create an additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover by 2030. These commitments are part of the country's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC. The REDD+ aims to achieve climate change mitigation by incentivizing forest conservation.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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