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India and China are doing their fair share

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November 30, 2011: India and China cannot  be blamed for lack of progress in the global climate change negotiation, a senior negotiator from the Africa Group said today. Speaking to Down to Earth, at the sidelines of the COP17 in Durban, Seyni Alfa Nafo, a negotiator from Mali and the spokesperson of the Africa Group said: “India and China are doing their fair share,” and that developing countries combined efforts to reduce green house gas emissions was more than that of the developed countries.

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

The imperative of equity for an effective climate agreement

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

India's agenda on the table at Durban

November 28, 2011, Durban: On the opening day of CoP17 in Durban, India managed keep the issues of equity, intellectual property rights and unilateral trade mechanisms on the negotiation table, even though developed countries like the United States and Singapore opposed their introduction.

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 (www.cseindia.org), New Delhi

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

Venue: Blyde River Room, Durban Exhibition Centre, Durban

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