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The right of the people of the mining-affected areas to benefit from the mineral-rich lands they live on

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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. Developing countries have expressed major concerns on this issue as two companies hold most of the patents to these chemicals, creating a monopoly. They have, therefore, asked for clarification and resolution of IPR issues before an amendment to the Montreal Protocol is adopted.

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Brief note on workshop on Cumulative Impact Assessment: Need for better assessment tool: Time to deliberate

Photo gallery: CSE’s Clean City Awards conferred on three Indian cities

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