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CSE at CoP-16, Cancun

Cancun draft pleases all, except a belligerent Bolivia! The deal circumvents all the contentious issues, erases historical debts, avoids legally binding global emission targets for wealthy nations, leaves the thorn of IPR in technology transfer mechanism for Durban CoP17 among others.

As CSE had warned, Cancun turned out to be compromises of epic proportions for the poorer countries, without any substantive returns from the developed nations. Lest Development and Millenium Development Goals be forgotten.

Politics, surely, has triumphed over science.

 

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Cancun draft pleases all, except a belligerent Bolivia! The deal circumvents all the contentious issues, erases historical debts, avoids legally binding global emission targets for wealthy nations, leaves the thorn of IPR in technology transfer mechanism for Durban CoP17 among others.

Liability, compliance must be mainstreamed in climate movements

Civil society needs to forge partnerships with lawyers, scientists and take legal recourse to enforce accountability

New Delhi, March 3: Next two years will be critical for the civil society and NGOs working in the field of climate change to ensure that the negotiations yield meaningful compliance and liability mechanisms.

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Civil society needs to forge partnerships with lawyers, scientists and take legal recourse to enforce accountability

The venom is spreading…

Endosulfan is claiming new victims, though a state government survey puts the total number of affected at just a little over 2,000 people in 11 gram panchayats of Kasaragod. Years after the pesticide was banned in Kerala, it is creeping into newer areas – a Down To Earth investigation has tracked down more cases in Muthalamada panchayat in Palakkad district, while reports are coming in of endosulfan-affected people from villages and hamlets located far away from regions where the pesticide was sprayed.

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Endosulfan is claiming new victims, though a state government survey puts the total number of affected at just a little over 2,000 people in 11 gram panchayats of Kasaragod. Years after the pesticide was banned in Kerala, it is creeping into newer areas

Green CSE

In 1994 CSE moved to its new home in the Tughlakabad Institutional Area. The building was designed by the renowned Ahmedabad-based architects, Radhika Doshi Katpalia and B V Doshi and the five-storied structure is spread over 1000 sq/m.

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CSE Building Water Audit

In 2010 CSE undertook a water audit for its office building, essentially aimed at further improving water efficiency and conserving every drop of water wherever possible. Although CSE has taken several efforts to reduce and reuse water over the years, but the building water audit was able to site specific areas where water efficiency can be further increased.

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In 2010 CSE undertook a water audit for its office building, essentially aimed at further improving water efficiency and conserving every drop of water wherever possible. Although CSE has taken several efforts to reduce and reuse water over the years, but the building water audit was able to site specific areas where water efficiency can be further increased.

Tracking Winter Pollution in Delhi 2010

Time to breath easy is over, air pollution is reaching critical levels again this winter. CSE has reviewed the daily air quality data generated by the Central Pollution Control Board and others.
(Air pollution facts. pdf)

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The Cancun Camouflage

Historic debt turns 'bad', politics wins over science of climate change 
By Aditya Ghosh
In international diplomacy, there is nothing called 'absolute consensus' so expecting one on climate change would have been plain stupid. But beyond various national interests and commitments to billions of a future without excruciating poverty, we wanted a simple mechanism – one that would save the earth from the catastrophic impacts of climate change that might jeopardise human civilisation itself. 
 

Comfort of compromises

Complacently deadlocked nations at Cancun are posing cruel questions of extinction for some. Can we talk climate for a change?
By Aditya Ghosh

Ever heard of Kaminaga Kaminaga?

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