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24.2.91
The Anil Agarwal Reader

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IN OUR class-ridden society who cares for an ex-army jeep driver? And yet Kishan Baburao Hazare, now so fondly called Anna Hazare, has emerged as one of India’s leading environmental warriors...

CSE welcomes environment ministry ‘no’ to Nirma factory in Gujarat

Calls the decision “timely” and “significant” for protecting water bodies

  • Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) issues notification stopping work on cement factory being built in Bhavnagar.

  • Factory was being built over a water body used by farmers for irrigating their fields.

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Calls the decision “timely” and “significant” for protecting water bodies

CSE releases in Kolkata its latest study on the sponge iron sector

Finds the industry growing unsustainably in West Bengal and other parts of India

Says over 40 per cent of sponge iron factories in West Bengal violate environmental norms 

India capitulates at Cancun, betrays its poor; agrees to a weak and ineffective text that paves the way for ineffective emission reduction targets for the developed countries and scrapping of the Kyoto protocol.


Cancun, December 10, 2010: At about 5.00 pm Mexico time today, a text of an agreement for the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) made its appearance at the Moon Palace Hotel, the venue of the 16th Conference of Parties. For India and its millions of poor, this text can only be termed as a betrayal.

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 India capitulates at Cancun, betrays its poor; agrees to a weak and ineffective text that paves the way for ineffective emission reduction targets for the developed countries and scrapping of the Kyoto protocol. 

Jairam drops a bombshell, blasts a hole in India’s negotiating stance

  • CSE lambasts minister’s support to “binding commitment for all countries under appropriate legal form”
  • India has always said its domestic mitigation actions are voluntary and not internationally binding. Minister’s statement contradicts this stand
  • Removes the distinction between developed and developing world

Related storyl: India stuns all at Cancun by opening up to binding emission commitments

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.

CSE welcomes the government’s proposal to provide 26 per cent of mining profits to local communities

Critiques industry’s reported reticence in sharing its profits with project-affected people.

• New Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says the provision of benefit-sharing envisioned in the proposed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2010 is the “first step towards repairing and repaying the damages done to poor communities living on mineral-rich lands”

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August 21, 2010
Critiques industry’s reported reticence in sharing its profits with project-affected people.

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