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  • Reply to: Low-carbon growth: the only sustainable way to overcome world poverty   2 weeks 6 days ago

    I agree that the to achieving fairness is some degree of redistribution of income between countries in order to reduce the danger of climate change. Thomas made a very good and fair point. The point of view of the developing world.

  • Reply to: Low-carbon growth: the only sustainable way to overcome world poverty   2 weeks 6 days ago

    You make a very good point. There are clearly many aims and one doesn't have to ignore one to achieve the other. Indeed, as you suggest, it could well be the case that by education climate change and poverty can be reduced. The difficulty is that as growth takes place, and this tends to be accompanied by education, greenhouse gas emissions tend to increase in the short run.

  • Reply to: From cow dung to biogas to carbon credits for Nepal   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Great Kirtan. You must repeat it in Orissa as well.

  • Reply to: Fossil fuel subsidy reform: An idea whose time has come   3 weeks 1 day ago

    In most developing countries fuel subsidy is imperative but, of course, targeting poor people has been difficult. Besides Ethiopia, the list countries that are proponent is laughable. Norway is one of the most subsidized and energy intensive country in the world and it appears they are sitting on a high horse and wagging the finger at the poor countries telling us to cut subsidies. Imagine a poor family that uses Kerosene as their only means for energy, such as cooking and light. Are you suggesting that a country like India should cut subsidies and make the poor to burden so it will make economic sense. There are more 300+ poor people in India have no power and you're claiming that providing subsidy is as you put it..."Fossil fuel subsidies are bad economic policy, bad social policy and bad for the environment." If you're worried about environment, can you live one day, just one day without any power. In the US...there are many levels of fuel subsidy from production to distribution... will you pay $5 for a liter of petrol? Or could the Norwegians?

  • Reply to: Greenhouse gas accounting: A step forward for climate-smart agriculture   3 weeks 2 days ago

    Thanks for highlighting the use of Ex-Act for measuring emissions. Turns out it might be easier and more operationally feasible than I imagined...