Fuel cell buses for Delhi Going nowhere?
Grants have been approved to facilitate the use of fuel cell buses in the developing countries
Is your government signing away your future rights to the world's natural resources?
The anatomy of congestion
Travel today is relatively faster, and people across the world are travelling more than ever before. But at a giant cost: urban roads are choked …
Bitter WTO pill
India, Brazil help the North force its way at Hong Kong
Oceans may run out of fish population in 50 years
Fish might die in the next fifty years, or will they?
Of electronic revolution and sustainability
NCD battle starts now
The UN agreement on non-communicable diseases will get snagged on the issue of intellectual property rights for drugs
Children under threat !
Rising cases of respiratory ailments in children, due to air pollution, fail to stir the Indian government
Failing to come clean
It is unclear whether the Indian government supports the transfer of nuclear energy technology under the climate convention's Kyoto Protocol
Battle for turf
If the South wants to protect its interests against the power of the Bretton Woods institutions and WTO, it will need its own, equally powerful forum
Polluter says' principle
GEF should have been a liability fund, rather than a 'guilt fund' set up by the North to make up for the global damage it had caused
MAIght of OECD
A no-holds-barred treaty on investments would hand over the world on a platter to MNCs
Free, not fair
Does a country have the right to demand that its domestic standards on environmental protection be applicable to all countries?
After almost 10 years of fighting for or against a forest convention, there is not even a common view on why forests are under threat and what …
Developing countries are wary of the proposed treaty as chemicals like DDT are still used in many malaria-prone regions for vector control
Northern countries still see desertification as a local problem caused by population pressures rather than international trade patterns and …
To energise the biodiversity convention, the world will have to first deal with difficult countries like the US
Climate change negotiations get emotional because carbon dioxide emissions are closely related to individual lifestyles - and to national …
The key lesson
The Gates accounts
Obama takes first dip
The US becomes the first to join a global patents pool to make AIDS drugs cheaper but health workers are sceptical of the initiative
Access, yes. Sharing, no
The access and benefit-sharing protocol on biodiversity may do little to deter multinationals from grabbing the planet’s resources
Diabetes plan staggers
National programme to combat the disease is inadequate
Old as the hills
Shifting agriculture on the hillsides has been going on for centuries. In recent times, it has been blamed for degrading the ecology. Agriculture …
Race to kill kyoto protocol
As Copenhagen nears, Obamas America sees new hope Yes, we can...dump climate multilateralism. In Bangkok, most developed countries joined the …