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Climate Change


The US and us

Visiting the US, one thing came home to me: the country has very little political will to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Policy makers and media professionals talk about the climate change crisis. But any opinion on cutting emissions, based on historical or even current responsibility, is just dismissed. The public perception, seemingly carefully nurtured, is it is runaway pollution in China and India that will devastate the world. Indeed, talk about serious action by the US is hushed up, for it will play into the hands of the Republicans.

Conference on ‘Green Norms for Green Energy’

In the last decade renewable energy use has increased manifolds in the country. Presently, about 13% of power installed capacity and 6% of electricity comes from renewable sources. The National Action Plan for Climate Change has mandated increasing this to 15 % by 2020.

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Date: Thursday, May 9th, 2013.

Call for abstracts: Fourth National Research Conference on Climate Change

Indian Institute of Technology Madras
October 26-27, 2013

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Date: October 26-27, 2013

Move over boys and girls, the men are here: the future of climate negotiations and why India wants the Accord

Somebody recently asked me why India supported the Copenhagen Accord. It is correct to say that the proposed accord has no meaningful targets for emission reduction from Annex 1 (industrialized countries). Global emissions will increase or reduce at best marginally.

Climate Change: Politics and Facts

 

This is a new book from Centre for Science and Environment that attempts to demystify the subject through a set of comprehensive and concise factsheets. A one-stop storehouse of information on climate change, as it is an aid towards understanding and appreciating the danger that stares us in the face.

Price: Rs 340.00 (USD 14)
Pages: 107

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Mean Sea Level

 

Around 7500 Kms from the heart of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] in Geneva or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [UNFCCC] secretariat in Bonn, Ghoramara and Sagar islands are going through their own testimony of climate change related phenomena.

Format: DVD
Duration: 58:25 Minutes
Price: Rs 950.00 (USD 30)

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Stars don’t foretell any more

Sahyadris have been documenting the changing climate for 40 years

by Aparna Pallavi

What is the latest climate accord in Copenhagen and what are its implications?

The Copenhagen Accord that India plans to sign here will instantly forgive industrialised countries’ historical responsibility for climate change, eliminate the distinction between developed and developing countries, prevent effective action to curb global warming, and fatally undermine efforts to renew the Kyoto Protocol. This will be disastrous for the climate, and for India’s most vulnerable communities, says Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

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Second CSE Media Fellowship for the South Asian Region: The Coastal Concerns in South Asia

South Asia has one of the most bustling coasts with densely populated habitations on its 12,000 km long coastline.

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