Centre for Science and Environment


Carbon colonialism

October 25, 2000

Cheap Fix: The rush to make profits out of carbon-fixing engenders another kind of colonialism

Cliamte Change|Story|Climate Change
NGOs in glass houses

October 25, 2000

Should Northern groups be pushing international financial institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects in the South?

Cliamte Change|Story|Climate Change
Per capita emissions of nations should converge by 2050, says UK commission

October 25, 2000

The only way to a lasting international climate treaty is to accept equal rights of all human beings to release greenhouse gases, acknowledges a recent UK study.

Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
Should fat cats guard the cream?

October 25, 2000

Industrialised countries want to monitor their own compliance to the Kyoto Protocol.

Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
LULUCF: Will better science prevail?

November 15, 2000

Despite uncertainties, long drawn negotiations focus on sinks as an option for carbon mitigation.

Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
Compliance: Polluters turned monitors

November 15, 2000

Should potential defaulters get majority representation on a compliance committee?

How stringent will the Kyoto Protocol's compliance system be? What penalty will offenders pay? Who will decide the penalty for causing climate change? Should potential defaulters be represented on the bench, even if they happen to be the richest nations in the world?

Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
Touchy Technology

November 15, 2000

The mention of technology transfer usually results only in a barrage of words at the climate negotiations, as in almost all other environment negotiations. Yet, transfer of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) from industrialised to developing countries is a commitment under article 4.5 of the climate convention, and an important tool to control carbon dioxide emissions.

Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
Contracting texts to expand emissions

November 15, 2000

Southern proposals on equity mysteriously disappear

Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
The infection that the South must avoid

November 15, 2000

Fungibility? Is it a pasta dish? No. Is it a fungus then? Yes. It is a new fangled mushroom. It grows on a thing called the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). It means that that the Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs) once bought from developing countries can be traded, transferred or exchanged. Good business.

Climate Change|Story|Climate Change
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