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Climate change actions – best and worst performing countries to be awarded by Richard Branson

April 5, 2011 by

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Richard Branson recently announced new awards for the best and worst performing countries on climate change action. The British billionaire entrepreneur is the co-founder of the Carbon War Room, a non-profit organisation that promotes business solutions to climate change. These awards are being added to the high-profile Gigaton Awards to spur government action. The Gigaton […]

India: Climate Change Negotiations – Outside-in view

January 25, 2011 by

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Introduction The Copenhagen Accord, though not a legally binding agreement reached between the parties, was the ‘ Common Minimum’  that could be achieved amidst the high tension and difficult bargaining positions. The accord called on Annex I countries to make their climate change pledges, and the Annex II countries to identify their nationally appropriate mitigation […]

Cancun Agreement – What lies ahead?

December 14, 2010 by

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The Cancun agreements have become a part of UN’s climate change process given that Bolivia was the only country opposing the final documents. The eagerly awaited agreement has made clear progress on a number of areas. The most anticipated progress was the one aimed at reduced deforestation and forest degradation, known as REDD+. It is […]

New Zealand – Climate Change Policy

December 3, 2010 by

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The chief policy tool in New Zealand to reduce GHG emissions is the NZ ETS. Through this, NZ has introduced a price on GHG emissions to incentivise reduction and growth of forests. This NZ ETS has linkages to international markets such as the CDM and the EU ETS by making the reduction units or allowances […]

Cancun – COP16

December 3, 2010 by

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The latest round of United Nations climate negotiations, the Conference of Parties -16 has started in Cancun, Mexico. The conference is hosting representatives of approximately 200 countries that aim to discuss the future of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)and the Kyoto Protocol. Last year around this time, the summit was held […]

Cancun – What to expect?

November 30, 2010 by

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The fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15) at Copenhagen last year did not lead to a new international climate change treaty. There were great expectations from COP15 to deliver a legally binding commitments to reduce emissions that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol. The leaders had to settle with a draft agreement, negotiated at the last […]

India: Climate Change Negotiations – Outside-in view

October 22, 2010 by

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Introduction The Copenhagen Accord, though not a legally binding agreement reached between the parties, was the ‘ Common Minimum’ that could be achieved amidst the high tension and difficult bargaining positions. The accord called on Annex I countries to make their climate change pledges, and the Annex II countries to identify their nationally appropriate mitigation […]