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  • On-demand Buses in India: Opportunities and Challenges in Implementation

    Imagine hailing a bus through a smartphone application in India for that daily commute from home to college or work.

    On-demand transportation leverages technology to connect a bus in the vicinity with a passenger looking to travel in the same direction This implies following a demand responsive route to a pre-determined destination, finding passengers along the way. In contrast, conventional public buses ply along fixed corridors in a city, expecting to be found by commuters.

    Convenient pick up aside, on-demand buses provide their passengers the assurance of seating for the...

  • Challenges and Solutions with India’s Climate Finance Eco-System

    The 22nd session of the Conference of Parties, COP22, began this week at Marrakech, Morocco. Last year’s event in Paris set into motion a historic and ambitious commitment for countries to tackle climate change. Industries now better understand that business-as-usual doesn’t cut it any more. There are clear challenges, especially with regard to raising the required finance for implementation and scaling up. Broadly, this is known as climate finance.

    However, there is significant debate around various aspects of climate finance, including the definition, the issues with addressing...

  • From Bogota to Belgrade, Cities Commit to Energy-Efficient Buildings

    This blog post was originally published on TheCityFix

    Around the world, urban leaders including university presidents, renowned architects, city mayors and financial managers are recognizing the need to manage explosive energy demand growth from rapid urbanization. But changing business-as-usual development is not an easy task.

    Today, 12 new cities are committing to accelerate their efforts in making buildings more energy efficient by joining the...

  • India’s Energy Moment: Ready for a Low-Carbon Future?

    This blog post originally appeared in National Geographic.

    In the aftermath of the historic joint U.S.-China climate announcement in November, international attention has now swung to India. With new national leadership firmly in place, many are wondering what Prime Minister Narendra Modi will do on energy and climate. Some pundits have called on India, the world’s third largest greenhouse gas emitter, to announce its own emissions target...

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