Centre for Science and Environment


Report: "Lived Anomaly: How to enable farmers in India cope with extreme weather events"

Lived Anomaly is about what is happening to farmers in India because of extreme weather events, largely as told by farmers themselves. Its basis is the winter–spring of 2015 and the telling aftermath. The report is also a peek into the future—what we should expect as our planet continues to heat up due to the incessant increase in greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Lived Anomaly|Adaptation|Story
Vienna climate meet sets the stage for a deal on HFC phase-down

Amendment to Montreal Protocol should be ambitious and should provide provisions to address energy efficiency, says CSE

Climate Change|Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties (ExMOP3)|Montreal Protocol|Rwanda|Press Release|Climate Change
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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Montreal Protocol|Policy Brief|Story|Climate Change
Weak and un-ambitious climate change deal signed at Paris: CSE
  • It is a compromise deal, in many ways it can be termed as lowest minimum denominator

COP 21 Paris|Press Release|Climate Change
Centre for Science and Environment Press Briefing in Paris

Friday, December 11; 6 PM CET/10.30 PM IST

Centre for Science and Environment invites you to attend the press conference discussing the progress in drafting the climate change agreement and the likely Paris Outcome. CSE Director General Sunita Narain and Deputy Director General Chandra Bhushan will be present at the briefing. It would be held in Press Conference Room 3 which can be seen as a webcast through this link. 

Climate Change 2015|COP 21 Paris|Story|Climate Change
CSE Media Alert: Intolerance in Paris and high ambition coalition towards endgame

December 10, 2015 

As the Paris talk shift gear and move towards closure, a coalition led by the United States and European Union has emerged and talks are heading for an agreement even though contentious issues are unresolved and continue to simmer.

Climate Change 2015|COP 21 Paris|Media alert|Press Release|Climate Change
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