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Interview: Paul Bauer

November 20, 2000

PAUL BAUER from the Energy and Resources Group, University of California at Berkeley, co-founder of the NGO EcoEquity, on advancing the principle of per capita equity in the US climate debate

Unclear over nuclear

October 25, 2000

Sources deny reports that the Indian government supports the transfer of nuclear energy technology under the climate convention's Kyoto Protocol.

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.

Should fat cats guard the cream?

October 25, 2000

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

LULUCF: Will better science prevail?

November 15, 2000

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

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?

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.

Contracting texts to expand emissions

November 15, 2000

Southern proposals on equity mysteriously disappear

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.

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