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POLICY BRIEF: RESOLVING THE IPR ISSUE DURING HFC PHASE-DOWN

 
In the ongoing negotiations to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase-down the use of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), Intellectual Property Rights of substitute chemicals—mainly unsaturated HFCs (also called HFOs) and its blends—have become a major point of difference between developed and developing countries. Developing countries have expressed major concerns on this issue as two companies hold most of the patents to these chemicals, creating a monopoly. They have, therefore, asked for clarification and resolution of IPR issues before an amendment to the Montreal Protocol is adopted.

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Brief note on workshop on Cumulative Impact Assessment: Need for better assessment tool: Time to deliberate

Photo gallery: CSE’s Clean City Awards conferred on three Indian cities

ROUNDTABLE – THE QUESTION OF 34 GW

July 18, 2016: Centre for Science and Environment organized a roundtable to discuss the technical parameters to be considered to retire plants which has exceeded their design life and performing inefficiently. 

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Date: July 18, 2016

POLICY BRIEF: Shutting Old Capacity: The 34 GW Question


Discusses the environmental, economic and technical parameters that can be used to identify power plant units which have exceeded their design life for retirement

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Discusses the environmental, economic and technical parameters that can be used to identify power plant units which have exceeded their design life for retirement

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Workshop on Cumulative Impact Assessment Need for better assessment tool: Time to deliberate

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a leading environmental research and advocacy organization in India. For more than a decade, we are working in the field of impact assessment and capacity building of regulators, industries, consultants and other stakeholders.  Our experience says that our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) framework has not been effective and failed to meet its objective of sustainable development. We understand that Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) is the right option which shall be adopted in environmental clearance process in India.

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Date: June 29-30, 2016

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