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Vienna climate meet sets the stage for a deal on HFC phase-down

Amendment to Montreal Protocol should be ambitious and should provide provisions to address energy efficiency, says CSE

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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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Weak and un-ambitious climate change deal signed at Paris: CSE
  • It is a compromise deal, in many ways it can be termed as lowest minimum denominator

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Centre for Science and Environment’s opinion on the draft Paris Outcome

Takeaways from the current draft

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Centre for Science and Environment Press Briefing in Paris

December 11; 6 PM CET/10.30 PM IST

Friday, December 11; 6 PM CET/10.30 PM IST

Centre for Science and Environment invites you to attend the press conference discussing the progress in drafting the climate change agreement and the likely Paris Outcome. CSE Director General Sunita Narain and Deputy Director General Chandra Bhushan will be present at the briefing. It would be held in Press Conference Room 3 which can be seen as a webcast through this link. 

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CSE Media Alert: Intolerance in Paris and high ambition coalition towards endgame

December 10, 2015 

As the Paris talk shift gear and move towards closure, a coalition led by the United States and European Union has emerged and talks are heading for an agreement even though contentious issues are unresolved and continue to simmer.

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New draft text released; Paris agreement moving towards a weak deal, says CSE
  • Draft Paris agreement text has been released
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“To achieve a 1.5 degrees temperature goal, the world must agree to a fair allocation of carbon space and massive enhancement of financial and technological support from developed countries”

A joint statement made by Prof. T Jayaraman from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Prof. Anand Patwardhan from University of Maryland and IIT-Mumbai and Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General, CSE

Climate Change
Bonn conference ends without making headway; CSE concerned about tardy progress
  • There was little negotiation at the conference - only text was edited

Climate Change
Vienna climate meet sets the stage for a deal on HFC phase-down

Amendment to Montreal Protocol should be ambitious and should provide provisions to address energy efficiency, says CSE

 

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