On Monday, 7 October 2013, delegates convened in Kumamoto, Japan, for the intergovernmental preparatory meeting in preparation for the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury at the Diplomatic Conference to be held on 10 and 11 October.

In 2011-2012, the Government of India spent over USD$15 billion subsidizing fuel products such as diesel, kerosene and liquid petroleum gas. The government’s total subsidy expenditure increased by 27 per cent from the previous year, significantly contributing to the deterioration of India’s fiscal balance.

This paper examines the current state of alignment between climate knowledge brokers (CKB) platforms with the information-seeking and knowledge-sharing behaviour of users of online climate change information.

This new report by IISD reviews the existing mechanism of subsidy delivery through public distribution systems and examines the possibility of using cash transfers as an option for fossil-fuel subsidy reform. It focuses specifically on kerosene distributed through the PDS and domestic LPG.

Integrated water resources management (IWRM) combines land and water management through broad-based stakeholder participation to realize multiple co-benefits in watersheds. IWRM recognizes the economic benefits of managing water and related resources in an integrated manner to provide high levels of ecosystem services (ES).

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This submission proposes that Canada

The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) has commissioned case studies on fossil-fuel subsidy reform in Brazil, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Poland and Senegal.

This report is prepared under IISD: Bali to Copenhagen project, author examines India's attempts to reform its long-standing subsidy on residential kerosene.

This document presents the summary of the Agriculture and Rural Development Day event held at the University of Copenhagen, in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 12 December 2009.

In a region already considered the world's most water scarce and where, in many places, demand for water already outstrips supply, climate models are predicting a hotter, drier and less predictable climate in the Middle East. By redrawing maps of water availability, food security, disease prevalence, population

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