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Mr C Dasgupta

The recent Sino-US joint communiqué on climate change has triggered off a spate of media articles and comments on the question of our own climate change policy and our contribution to the climate change agreement that is expected to be finalised...

Mr C Dasgupta

Environmental activists have criticized the outcome of the recently concluded Rio+20 summit as insubstantial. They are not wrong, but they have missed the main point. There was a very real danger that, far from registering progress, the summit...

Dr Prodipto Ghosh

When four blind men describe the same animal in different ways, we know that it is an elephant. However, when four men with perfect eyesight do the same, what creature is it?

The outcomes of the just-concluded Durban climate change...

Mr C Dasgupta

Opinion is divided on what the Earth Summit in Johannesburg achieved. Developed countries pushed their WTO agenda on issues such as labour standards and eco-labelling. Developing countries responded by pressing for removal of trade-distorting...

Mr C Dasgupta

The twenty years from 1972 to 1992 saw a remarkable change in the way in which mankind views its relationship with the planet it inhabits. Because of the rapid development of technology, human activities impose much greater stresses on the earth's...

Mr C Dasgupta

How important is global warming ? Last month, it figured prominently in President George W. Bush?s talks with European leaders as well as in the group-of-eight ministerial meeting in Genoa. The Bonn meeting on climate change was the subject of...

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