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Miracle cure or placebo?

November 20, 2000

CDM was formulated overnight at Kyoto to offer temporary relief to Northern countries in meeting their commitments. Since then, quacks have seen its potential and packaged it into the miracle cure for all that troubles developing countries. Suffering from lack of ODA? Have some CDM. Want sustainable development? CDM could promote its growth. Adaptation funds? Technology transfer? No problem, try CDM.

Calculated diversion

Embarrassed US delegates refused to accept the larger share of a 'Carbon Cake' offered to them by NGOs yesterday. Most of them either walked away without responding, pretended to be too busy, or not US delegates at all!

A tiny part of a huge round cake with a map of the world on it was given to the head of the G77, signifying the crumbs that the developing world is receiving at the climate negotiations, rather than its rightful share of the Earth's atmosphere. The rest was delivered to the US delegation office. "It

Carving the carbon cake

Embarrassed US delegates refused to accept the larger share of a 'Carbon Cake' offered to them by NGOs yesterday. Most of them either walked away without responding, pretended to be too busy, or not US delegates at all!

Cheers Chiraq!

November 22, 2000

The French President calls for equity

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That sinking feeling
Just like at Kyoto, the US and EU are ready to make back-room deals that leave out the concerns of the South.  Its time for the G77 to speak up.
November 22, 2000

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Equity Primer

A look at why equity is so important at the climate negotiations
November 22, 2000

Time to tell them off

November 22, 2000

Back to Basics by Anil Agarwal

Nobody needs a fair and effective treaty more than the South

Deep Impact shallow response

October 16th, 2001

Climate change will trigger a series of ecological and economic fall-outs for India. Though details remain fuzzy largely due to the apathy of Indian policy makers and scientists.

  • 1998 A high-intensity cyclone destroys two oil refineries under construction, six wind farms and a salt production facility in the coastal regions of Gujarat. Later in the year, heavy monsoon flood the entire country.

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