The report offers an analysis of the state of emissions reporting across the largest 300 companies in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The ET Carbon Rankings apply a uniform methodology across all sectors within a single public Ranking.
Pit latrines are one of the most common human excreta disposal systems in low-income countries, and their use is on the rise as countries aim to meet the sanitation-related target of the Millennium Development Goals. There is concern, however, that pit latrine discharges of chemical and microbial contaminants to groundwater may negatively affect human health.
The 14th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) Ministerial Meeting on climate change was held in Chennai, India on February 15-16, 2013. At the conclusion of the Meeting a Joint Statement was issued.