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Jairam drops a bombshell, blasts a hole in India’s negotiating stance

  • CSE lambasts minister’s support to “binding commitment for all countries under appropriate legal form”
  • India has always said its domestic mitigation actions are voluntary and not internationally binding. Minister’s statement contradicts this stand
  • Removes the distinction between developed and developing world

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

CSE comes down hard on proposal to allow international scrutiny of domestic targets

As the negotiators battle it out at Cancun to pave way for a deal in climate change, India circulated a proposal called International Consultation and Analysis (ICA), as a middle path on the controversial issue of transparency on mitigation actions. This mechanism would essentially mean third-party monitoring of domestic targets and mitigation actions, something that violates the basic premise of the global climate debate.

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As the negotiators battle it out at Cancun to pave way for a deal in climate change, India circulated a proposal called International Consultation and Analysis (ICA), as a middle path on the controversial issue of transparency on mitigation actions. This mechanism would essentially mean third-party monitoring of domestic targets and mitigation actions, something that violates the basic premise of the global climate debate.

CSE welcomes the government’s proposal to provide 26 per cent of mining profits to local communities

Critiques industry’s reported reticence in sharing its profits with project-affected people.

• New Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says the provision of benefit-sharing envisioned in the proposed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2010 is the “first step towards repairing and repaying the damages done to poor communities living on mineral-rich lands”

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August 21, 2010
Critiques industry’s reported reticence in sharing its profits with project-affected people.

Press Note: How emissions-intensive are our industries?

 
How emissions-intensive are our industries?

A note on CSE’s latest report, Challenge of the New Balance

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June 1, 2010
Joint meeting organized by IIT-Bombay and CSE.

CSE Press Note: Clean air before the Games: Are we living up to it?

  • CSE releases the results of its latest assessment of pre-Commonwealth air quality and air pollution control measures 
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May 10, 2010 
Delhi needs a combination of long lasting reforms as well as a contingent plan to clean up its air before the 2010 Commonwealth Games, says CSE analysis.

Press release: Studies say rising mercury levels could be connected to global warming

  • 2009 warmest year ever recorded for India

  • Globally, 11 out of 12 years (from 1995 to 2006) rank among the 12 warmest years on record since 1850

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April 12, 2010
The summer of 2010 has just begun, and India is already reeling under extreme temperatures as the mercury climbs unprecedented heights.

Press Release: Euro IV norms in 13 cities, but rest of India left in the lurch

 

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March 31, 2010

As Bharat Stage IV norms for fuels and vehicles come into force from April 1, 2010 in 13 cities of India, the automobile industry is trying its best to delay the implementation of Bharat Stage III norms for vehicles in the rest of India.

Kolkata City Dialogue on Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action

Kolkata, March 16, 2011
New Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to a day-long city dialogue on ‘Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action’. CSE’s clean air and urban mobility team is organising this dialogue in collaboration with the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA).

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 Date: March 16, 2011

CSE’s First Country Media Briefing on the Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, and Forum of Environmental Journalists of Bangladesh (FEJB), Dhaka, organised a Media Briefing on the Challenge of Urban Air Quality and Mobility Management. The details of the briefing are as under:
 

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Date: January 22, 2011
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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