Carbon Minus India
Indian Institute of Sustainable Development
Carbon Management School
India Climate Neutral Programme 2008-12
Publication of CMI
Clean Energy Technology
Frequently Asked Questions
  CMI-IISD's 10th Advanced Executive Training Programme on Carbon Management, Sustainability Reporting & Renewable Energy (AECTP) from 15th to 17th May 2013 at India International Centre Annexe, Lodhi Road, New Delhi (Next to The World Bank)  
     
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1. What is Carbon Minus – Is it Carbon Negative ?
Ans. No, Carbon Minus is not Carbon Negative. It is rather aggressive Carbon positive or drastic initiatives for Green House Gas Reduction or curtailment. Minus means to reduce bad carbons.
   
2. What is the mission of Carbon Minus India (CMI)?
Ans. CMI has only one clear Mission – Aggressive GHG Emission Reduction to stabilize Planet’s Climate through the multi-stake holder engagements, for the sustenance of the Mother Earth.
   
3. When it is initiated ?
Ans. Although it is initiated informally from 3rd September 2001, It had it’s Official registration since 17th July 2007 as an initiatives of Indian Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) at New Delhi
   
4. Who are the people behind CMI ?
Ans. Leading Scientists of international repute, along with some credible Policy Makers, Parliamentarians, Jurist and Media Personalities of India are behind the inception and running of the Carbon Minus India (CMI), New Delhi.
   
5. What are the activities of CMI ?
Ans. Policy Advisory, Research, Consultancy, running Academic Courses & Educational Programmes for Capacity Building & Training, School Programmes, Promotion of Clean Energy Technologies and Massive Trees Plantation under “ India Climate Neutral Programme”, engaging in Climate Change Debate, Dialogue & Negotiations, Publications and beyond.
   
6. How can I subscribe Carbon Minus’ ?
Ans. “ Carbon Minus “ is planned to be published on regular basis as a quarterly journal of Carbon Minus India on the themes of Climate Change and Carbon Finance; now We are publishing Only electronic web-based publications, till we have stable finance arrangements as we do n’t want it to be disrupted after it starts rolling. Please refer the Subscription prices annexed in home page. We believe shortly it will come out as a regular hard copy publication.
   
7. How can I advertise in Carbon Minus ?
Ans. Advertisement Rates are also annexed – Our Black & White Advertisement Rates are more than the Colour as it is a Colourful magazine, B & W is considered as exceptional luxury.
   
8. How CMI works ? Does CMI has branches ?
Ans. No, CMI works from the Indian capital city New Delhi only – Although it has ties up with regional based credible NGOs, Research Organizations and Universities in all most every state and Union Territories of India. It works at international scenario with a global credible network, with collaborating with Other Credible Institute of repute, having similar objectives.
   
9. What are the Campaigns, initiated by CMI ?
Ans. Six Campaigns initiated by CMI are –
• “Every Friday is No Car Day” Campaign
• “ Make Cars Green” Campaign
• “Climate Friendly Life-Style” Campaign
• “ Be Vegetarian “ Campaign
• “Walk, cycle to remain healthy” Campaign
• “Each One – Plant One” Campaign
   
10. Are there any special initiatives of CMI – Tell details ?
Ans. Yes CMI has joined hand with UNEP in it’s Billion Tree Campaign as a partner from India and organizing massive Tree Plantations, largely topical in nature, as well as promoting Clean Energy Technologies under it’s special programme “India Climate Neutral Programme (ICNP) 2008-12”, launched on June 5th 2008 by Minister for Environment & Forests, Government of India.
   
11. Which are the Other Institutes, Organizations, CMI has already collaborated in past ?
Ans. Normally CMI collaborates with it’s mother Organisation IISD in most of it’s programme, in addition to few credible sector specific issue based Organisation, considering the theme of the Programme or Project .
   
12. Which are the similar Organizations, Institutes, working with same type of Objectives internationally ?
Ans. Carbon Trust (UK), IIED, IISD.
   
13. What are the training programmes, CMI organizes at regular basis ?
Ans. CMI has many MDPs like tailor-made sector specific capacity building programmes, ranging from Adaptation to Livelihood Options for various Communities to Sector and state-holder specific Carbon Finance Courses – AECTPs (Advanced Executive CDM Training Programmes) are being most popular now.
   
14. How We can partner with CMI ? Who can be partners ? What is the benefit of this partnership ?
Ans. One can join as a Member to CMI’s Network as a Partner, if it is also working with similar objectives – There are mainly 3 types of partnerships – (i) Individuals (ii) NGO, Universities, Research Institutions, Laboratories, Professional Bodies and (iii) Industries i.e Could be small, medium or Large Scale Category. For further details please refer to home-page.
   
15. Can One can donate CMI and get Tax Examptation ?
Ans. Yes, One can donate CMI and get Tax Exemption, under section 80G of Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.
   
16. What are the Events, CMI Organizing this year ?
Ans. In addition to it’s all 6 campaigns, Academic programmes and AECTPs, School Programmes, an National Conference on Adaptation, Plantation Events in almost all Indian states etc.
   
17. What are the CMI’s Initiatives for poorer Communities ?
Ans. CMI is collaborating with World Bank and other premier international Organisations on Renewables and A&R or LULUCF Community based Projects in rural areas, largely economically weaker section of people, Women and tribals on Community and Bio Carbon Funds etc.
   
18. How can I access the CMI’s Database in any specialized area ?
Ans. For that Look the Home page - Free and Restricted Downloads, Otherwise Contact – carbonminusindia@gmail.com.
   
19. Who Can become such a Corporate / Partner Alliance Partner ?
Ans. Please refer the Membership icon of the Homepage.
   
20. Why CMI’s School Programmes are popular ?
Ans. As Children are future of the nation and their heart and minds are pure and clear, CMI uses them as the agents of Change to peruse mainly Climate Friendly Life-styles, through a number of drawing, essay, lecturing, plantation competitions.
   
21. Is CMI doing any thing on Emission Reduction in Aviation sector ?
Ans. Yes, along with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), CMI is taking asia & pacific initiatives and engaged in a number research projects on technology improvement and transfer, improving managerial skills and other all possible interventions including the use of Financial instruments to reduce aviation emissions reduction.