THE Centre for Science and Environment
(CSE) held a workshop and a seminar to
discuss India's stance prior to the Fourth Conference of Parties on Climate
Change (cop-4), which is currently being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Representatives of South Asian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) par-
ticipated in the meet. Climate change is the biggest environmental threat to the
world's ecosystems. But very little information is available on its impact,
especially in developing countries, said
the participants. Experts warned about
possible melting of the Himalayan glaciers and disappearance of small islands
due to a rise in the sea level.
Meanwhile CSE urged prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to ensure that the Indian delegation goes to Buenos Aires armed with a good brief from the cabinet. "Having put forward the idea of 'equal entitlements', India must insist that it should be accepted immediately," CSE director Anil Agarwal said.
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