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Cii-icf Report 2010

Cii-icf Report 2010

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Published by: ABID H on Aug 06, 2010
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Background 12)
 
Why Understanding Climate Change Impact is Important ? 53)
 
India’s position in climate change combat 114)
 
Meeting Climate Change Challenge at the State level 275)
 
Conclusion 30
 
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Background:
Climate Change debate has graduated tremendously since it first surfaced on the internationaldebates in the 1990s. Climate Change causes and impacts are no longer subjected to contest.Scientists, policy makers, academicians have broadly agreed that climate change is an outcomeof anthropogenic activities. There is no doubt that climate change is one of the most discussedtopics in today’s world and the discussion covers wide spectrum of humankind. And, why wouldnot people be talking about climate change issues if it is believed to pose one of the greatestproblems to the humankind. Human civilization and aggressive path to economic prosperity isheld culprit in the climate change discourse. International Climate Change regime has dividedthe world into three categories – Developed, Developing and Least Developed countries, on thebasis of nature of responsibility to combat the climate change. The developed countries, alsoreferred to as Annex I countries in Kyoto Protocol – trailblazer international climate changeagreement, have contributed largely to what has happened today in global climate. Linkagesare drawn between increased frequency of natural calamities and climate change. The impactof climate change has been witnessed at different levels across the world; however, themagnitude of impact varies depending upon the resilience capacity of the recipients. In otherwords, the poor are more vulnerable to the impending climate change impacts. Incidentally,high density of vulnerable population resides in the climatically vulnerable areas such as coastalarea in developingcountries. Thisaccentuates the riskof appalling climatechange impacts onglobal poor andvulnerable. ClimateChange debatesseem to have“North-SouthDivide” along thecause and effectterms. North isprimarily heldresponsible forclimate changeglobally and the
Chronology of major climate change negotiations
Adoption of the UNFCCCAdoption of the Kyoto ProtocolAdoption of Marrakech AccordsKyoto Protocol entry into force1
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Conference of Parties/Meetingof the Parties (COP/MOP 1)Bali Action PlanAdoption of Copenhagen Accord
May 1992Dec 1997Nov 2001Feb
2005
Dec 2005Dec 2007Dec 2009

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