Bonn Climate Talks: India asks UN to take tough stand against protectionism

July 9, 2010

India has demanded that the United Nations must prevent any green protectionism by developed countries and include an explicit statement in the opening charter of any new deal to block carbon-based taxes being imposed on exports from developing countries such as India. The statement was made by the Indian delegation at the start of climate negotiations in Bonn. The UN talks on climate, in continuation of the last big meeting in Copenhagen, besides discussing the future of Kyoto Protocol will also look to hammer out a new long-term deal.

Stopover in Copenhagen

June 14, 2010

Mr. Ajay Mathur is Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Government of India, and was a Member of the Indian Delegation to CoP-15. This is his personal opinion.

Road to Copenhagen

The 15th Conference of the Parties (CoP 15) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Copenhagen from the 7th to the 18th of December, 2009. At this CoP, agreements were to be finalised in two sets of parallel negotiations. One set of negotiations, carried out in the Ad hoc Working Group on the Kyoto Protocol (KP), was seeking agreement on the developed country GHG emissions reduction commitments in the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, i.e. beyond 2012. The second set of negotiations, carried out in another Ad hoc Working Group, originated from the decision at CoP13 in Bali in December, 2007 to develop a new Long-term Cooperative Agreement (LCA), in parallel with the KP. The Parties decided, Read the rest of this entry »

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