Work Overview

CSE has been well known for influencing the design of international climate policy since well before such policy was enshrined in formal institutions - whether it is the landmark paper released in 1991 by Sunita Narain and Anil Agarwal, calling for a decolonisation of carbon budget accounting, or CSE’s commentary on every UN climate meeting since 1992. CSE has led the discourse in climate policy for over three decades advocating for equity, the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities, and investing in resilient economies for the poor.

The Climate Change Programme is committed to championing the study of the most pressing climate issues relevant for the Global South. CSE’s publications on climate-critical topics, its presence at UNFCCC proceedings such as COP summits and Subsidiary Body meetings, public outreach and advocacy, media engagement, and training programmes are designed to create multipliers in society for climate action.

UNFCCC submissions
Climate Change

Climate Change and Trade Protectionism

Date: February 2023

Avantika Goswami
Climate Change

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Climate Change

Loss and Damage Politics and COP 27 Deny distract delay

By: Avantika Goswami
Climate Change, Centre for Science and Environment

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Climate Change

Loss and Damage: Estimations

By: Akshit Sangomla
Correspondent, Down To Earth

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Fact Sheets


video What is the New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG) on Climate Finance and why is it so important?

Finance is a key enabler of climate action. Developing countries, small island nations and the least developed countries of the world are facing the brunt of climate change caused by the developed nations.

video What is Voluntary Carbon Market? How does it work in India? | DTE Call For Action

Buying and selling carbon, otherwise known as the Carbon Market, is seen as an important way to combat climate change. Extreme weather events are costing all economies.

video Discredited: The Voluntary Carbon Market in India

The global voluntary carbon market (VCM) sector has exploded in recent years, and India has been an integral part of this boom. The country has become the world’s second largest source of projects for carbon offsets.