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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?

Tech-transfer finds consensus on all but IPR issue

Text to be presented to high level ministerial segment could be the first positive outcome at Cancun  

By Arnan Pratim Dutta

Cancun: A semblance of agreement on the crucial element of technology transfer may emerge as the first positive outcome at Cancun on the 10th day when a rather diluted text on the matter is handed over to the high level segment, where ministers get involved in negotiations.

India stuns all at Cancun by opening up to binding emission commitments

Minister goes extempore, deviates from written speech to make announcement that writes off 'historical debt' and poses a challenge to development of millions in poverty

By Arnab Pratim Dutta

A week of non-results

December 6, 2010

A week of non-results

By Arnab Pratim Dutta,

FSSAI issues advisory on Honey

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an advisory in the last week of September stating that no antibiotics and pesticide residues are allowed in honey. This was soon after the CSE study that found high levels of antibiotics in both domestic as well as international honey brands.
(What's in your honey; DTE Sept 30,2010)

Contaminated Honey reaches Rajya Sabha

Minister of state for agriculture, consumer affairs, food and public distribution, Prof K V Thomas in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on CSE’s report also stated that the European Union had banned the export of honey from India, on account of positive detection of heavy metals and other contaminants, reported in the Residual Monitoring Plan.

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