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Promoting an 'accent of pragmatism'

In my last blog, I introduced to you the phrase the 'accent of politics' which describes the subtleties involved in the world of political negotiations such as the UNFCCC talks. These negotiations are not straightforward and transparent. For diverse and numerous reasons key aspects which one would assume would be present in the discussions are left out and the emphasis of discussions are disproportionately focused around certain issues. 

Still puzzled by water’s absence

Eklavya Prasad

 

In my previous posts, I mentioned water being conspicuous by its absence in the ongoing negotiations at Bonn. The fact that those posts were from my initial days in the conference, meant that I still hoped to contradict my initial perception as the week progressed. However, even after the five day conference, I remain confused with my impression of the space created in Bonn for water related issues.

Plan panel allocates Rs.36,000 cr for rural sanitation in India

Seeking to give a big boost to sanitation in rural areas, Planning Commission has allocated a Rs.3,6000 crores for the 12th Five Year Plan, up from Rs.7800 Crore in the previous Plan.

Emissions set to raise in India and China: UN report

 

Emissions in India and China set to rise as Asia-Pacific region faces mounting challenges in tackling climate change, water scarcity, species extinction and hazardous waste as its economy forges ahead, a UN report has warned.

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