Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests and Centre for Science and Environment side event at COP 17

Organizers: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and the Centre for Science and Environment (, New Delhi

Date and time: Monday, December 5, 2011; 18.30-20.00

Venue: Blyde River Room, Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban

Dear colleagues,

You are warmly invited to join us at the UNFCCC COP17 side event on:

The imperative of equity for an effective climate agreement

Summary: The event will highlight concerns regarding the Cancun agreement, which shifts the burden of transition to the South and will lead to ineffective and weak action to reduce emissions. It will discuss why the issue of equity is critical for the much-needed transition to low carbon economies through a detailed case study on India’s options and programmes.  It will also underscore the need to assist those who suffer climate impacts as well as explore a liability regime to both cover costs of climate damage and provide a disincentive to contribute to climate change.

Chair: MrsJayanthiNatarajan, Minister of State, Government of India

Speakers: SunitaNarain, director-general, Centre for Science and Environment Chandra Bhushan, deputy director-general, Centre for Science and Environment
AmbujSagar, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi