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CLARA Briefing – Climate Action in the Land Sector: Treading carefully

This briefing, published by the Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance – CLARA –, has been endorsed by Carbon Market Watch. Executive Summary Climate action must be urgently scaled up to limit global warming. Action in the land sector is critical and necessary for achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting planetary warming to 1.5° […] more »

Climate Action Network demands justice for murdered activist

Dear Minister Ayala Alvarenga, Climate Action Network (CAN), a community of over 1,000 NGOs in more than 110 countries fighting for action to tackle climate change, expresses sadness, regret and condemnation at the brutal murder of Berta Cáceres that took place in her home on Thursday 3 March. As the world’s largest environmental community we […] more »

A summary of the Independent Complaints Mechanism’s findings on Barro Blanco and FMO-DEG management response

The Dutch and German development banks, FMO and DEG, each invested 25 US$ million in the Barro Blanco hydropower project in Panama. In May 2014, the Movimiento 10 de Abril (M-10), representing indigenous peoples directly affected by the project, with the support of Both ENDS and SOMO, filed the first complaint to the Independent Complaints […] more »

NGOs publish best practice principles on LULUCF in 2030 climate and energy package

Today the EU’s Heads of State agreed on the main elements of EU’s 2030 climate and energy package and decided that policies for the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector will be established before 2020. more »

Short analysis of how political parties deal with environmental issues in India (WT)

With the results now revealed on who is India’s new Prime Minister, every one focuses their attention on the economic development Narendra Modi promises. But how about his environmental manifesto? All the parties, BJP included, preached a ‘sustainable development’ that would make environmental protection coexists with industrial and economic development but it does not mean that their propositions will actually be efficient? Moreover, most parties pledged a sustainable environment for every Indian citizens and future generations but in practice nothing is done to make sure laws are properly implemented. more »

Climate Action Network International Issues relating to Joint Implementation (JI) at SBI 40

See CAN International position paper here

Report – Glimpses from Ground: Analysis of selected CDM projects in India

Executive Summary India is one of the top countries in implementation of CDM projects. The Indian CDM authority has stipulated a sustainable criterion for such CDM projects. As per the criteria, the proposed CDM project should bring social, environmental, economic and technical well-being to the project site. Gujarat Forum on CDM prepared this study with […] more »

RTCC Interview: Adela Putinelu COP19

  During COP 19 in Warsaw, Adela Putinelu from Carbon Market Watch was interviewed by the UNFCCCS studio. During the interview she underlines the impacts of offsetting both in the European Emissions Trading Scheme, the EU ETS as well as the impacts on the local communities affected by CDM projects. Firstly, the use of offsetting […] more »

Letter to Dr. A. Duraisamy, Director & Member Secretary National CDM Authority, India demanding to withdraw the approval letter for Adani Power’s registered CDM project

The undersigned organizations would like to bring your attention to the fact that Adani Power’s project “Grid connected energy efficient power generation”, which is registered under the United Nations’ Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), is in violation with various national regulations, as highlighted in the inspection committee report of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) released in April 2013. more »

Open letter from civil society groups regarding the EBRD Energy Sector Strategy and consultations

The last time civil society groups met with you in person during the 2013 EBRD annual meetings in Istanbul, we agreed that there would be disagreementsahead. It was a warning not to expect a very ambitious Energy Sector Strategy, and during those two days of discussions, civil society participants heard a number of excuses about why the imperative to end EBRD financing for coaland other fossil fuels could not be realised in our region. more »