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    Reframing the climate debate

    Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2014
    The international climate change conversation fluctuates along with global political, technological and economic trends. Poverty eradication remains the overriding priority of developing countries and is crucial for enabling climate challenge mitigation and adaptation.
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    Green Economy for Sustainable Mountain Development : A concept paper for Rio+20 and beyond

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2011
    The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) waas held in June 2012 with a green economy as one of its two main themes. This paper was prepared to strengthen arguments for discussing mountain issues at Rio+20 and in other global discourses.
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    Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation: evidence from two sites in Bangladesh

    International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
    Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA) involve the use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to help people adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. Those who are most vulnerable to climate change are often highly reliant on the natural environment for their lives and livelihoods, and ecosystems and the services they provide are already central to many adaptation strategies.
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    An examination of the least developed countries in the IPCC AR5 WGII

    International Centre for Climate Change and Development, 2014
    The Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was released in 2014. It examines the impacts of climate change, inherent vulnerabilities and adaptation responses across the globe. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are identified as being particularly vulnerable to climate change due to economic and capacity barriers.
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    Planting the foundations of a post-2020 land sector reporting and accounting framework

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2014
    This paper presents possible elements of a long-term international vision for land sector reporting and accounting. The vision is of a multi-dimensional land sector reporting and accounting framework that is applicable to all countries and increases in comprehensiveness over time.
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    The European Union’s proposed carbon equalization system: can it be WTO compatible?

    Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2009
    Numerous political statements by the world leaders on the urgency of reaching an ambitious climate deal in Copenhagen notwithstanding, the actual discussions at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) continue to be shrouded by daunting North-South divide, dimming the hope of sealing a deal in December 2009.
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    The impact of carbon taxes on growth emissions and welfare in India: A CGE analysis

    Institute of Economic Growth, India, 2012
    There is growing concern around the world about the impact of greenhouse gases (GHGs) on the environment and economy. Primarily responsible for global warming, GHG emissions (especially CO2 emissions) are closely linked to the consumption (burning) of fossil fuels. Countries have not been able to de-link the association between the use of fossil fuels and economic growth until now.
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    The role of the 2015 agreement in mobilising climate finance

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2014
    This paper argues that a new international climate change agreement to be adopted at COP 21 in 2015 has the potential to play a significant signalling role by underlining to countries and private investors the intent to shift to a low-carbon development pathway.
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    Pakistan’s annual report to the commission on sustainable development national implementation of Agenda 21

    Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1993
    Pakistan had formulated its own "Agenda 21" well before the Rio Conference. Pakistan's Agenda 21 is the National Conservation Strategy (NCS), which was approved by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) on March 1, 1992. All reports regarding strategies, policies and programmes for sustainable development are to be drawn up on the basis of the NCS.
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    A programme for the implementation of the obligations of the convention on biological diversity

    Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1993
    In June 1992, Pakistan joined other countries in signing the Convention On Biological Diversity during the Rio Summit. The Convention places responsibility on the signatories by providing a framework aimed at conserving and sustaining global biodiversity. This paper summarises the framework of the convention under the following broad categories:

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