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'COP of Action' turns out to be 'COP of Distraction': CSE

COP22 was supposed to be Action COP meant to flesh out the finer details of the Paris Agreement Paris Agreement came into force much earlier than expected; countries were not prepared for the negotiations as they expected ratification to happen later Election of Donald Trump dominated the deliberations at COP No raise in ambition from developed countries in terms of emission reductions or financial contributions for pre-2020 period Discussions on issues have been postponed to the next COP

28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, Kigali (Rwanda), October 12, 2016

Is quibbling over the 2020-22/ 2024-26 baseline for A5 parties worthwhile to achieve an ambitious HFC amendment? An analysis and appeal by Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi As we enter the last three days of negotiations in Kigali, we see a sense of accommodation and flexibility within parties. However, this positive environment is being sullied due to quibbling by the A2 parties about the proposed baseline years of the A5 parties.

Prioritizing Natural Refrigerants In India

The recent negotiations around the HFC phase-down amendment to the Montreal Protocol have made an assessment of alternatives to HFCs crucial. Natural alternatives to HFCs are low GWP, non-patented and energy efficient. A transition to these alternatives would minimize costs and maximize energy and emissions savings.  

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.

Summary of Side Event

Centre for Science and Environment organized a side event in the COP21 at the India Pavillion along with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change titled “Equity and Climate Justice: Operationalising Equity and the Global Carbon Budget.” Secretary Ashok Lavasa started the conversation claiming “Climate change is a consequence of the path of economic development chosen by the world and developing country should be denied this development.”

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.