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India rejigs MRV, proposes middle path on 'transparency'

December 2, 2010

India rejigs MRV, proposes middle path on 'transparency'

By Arnab Pratim Dutta

Cancun: India has urged the Negotiating Parties at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico to work through a middle path on the controversial issue of transparency on mitigation actions carried out by developing countries.

CSE comes down hard on proposal to allow international scrutiny of domestic targets

As the negotiators battle it out at Cancun to pave way for a deal in climate change, India circulated a proposal called International Consultation and Analysis (ICA), as a middle path on the controversial issue of transparency on mitigation actions. This mechanism would essentially mean third-party monitoring of domestic targets and mitigation actions, something that violates the basic premise of the global climate debate.

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As the negotiators battle it out at Cancun to pave way for a deal in climate change, India circulated a proposal called International Consultation and Analysis (ICA), as a middle path on the controversial issue of transparency on mitigation actions. This mechanism would essentially mean third-party monitoring of domestic targets and mitigation actions, something that violates the basic premise of the global climate debate.

List of Participants

Bangladesh
 

A S M Maruf Kabir, communication specialist, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh,
E-mail:
marufkabir@gmail.com

List of Speakers

Sunita Narain, Director,
Centre for Science and Environment,
E-mail: sunita@cseindia.org

Contact us

Doha: Delhi (for Media)
Arnab Pratim Dutta Papia Samajdar
Email: arnab@cseindia.org Email: papia@cseindia.org
Phone: (974)-66865089 Phone: +91 9811906977
Souparno Banerjee  
Email: souparno@cseindia.org  
Phone: (974)-55382172  

South Asian Media Briefing on Climate Change, New Delhi

Date: November 24 - 25, 2010

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organised the Second South Asian Media Briefing Workshop in New Delhi to discuss, debate and understand the subject of climate change: its science, impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies, politics and global negotiations.  

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Date: November 24 - 25, 2010

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