India's submissions to the UNFCCC Secretariat on climate change.

Experts on Climate Change issues from BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) met and discussed climate equity over several meetings in 2010 and 2011. This group included a Prayas representative and has prepared ‘a synthesis document on the issue of equitable access to sustainable development’.

The report is an effort to inform project developers and policy-makers about the main lessons learned by the BioCarbon Fund while accompanying the development of more than 20 A/R CDM forest projects in 16 countries since it started operations in 2004.

Climate change mitigation projects in developing countries have the potential for significant negative impacts on land users. In particular, land users with socially legitimate but informal tenure that is not recorded using a statutory process are at risk of exploitation from the powerful elite. A detailed understanding of de facto property rights is important in protecting the
rights of legitimate beneficiaries of climate change mitigation projects, and this is recognized in international declarations.

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is a carbon reduction technology that offers permanent net removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. The benefits inherent within this technology are currently receiving increased attention from policy makers.

This UNEP report released in advance of the Durban Climate Change Conference indicates that cutting emissions by 2020 to a level that could keep global temperature rise under 2ºC is technologically and economically feasible.

The FAO and the National Forest Programme Facility have released a publication titled, "Climate Change for Policy-Makers: An approach for integrating climate change in forest programmes in support of sustainable forest management." The report aims to assist senior officials in government administrations and representatives of other stakeholders

This article reports the greenhouse gas emissions of anthropogenic origin by sources and removals by sinks of India for 2007 prepared under the aegis of the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment (INCCA) (note 1). The emission profile includes carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide. 


Afforestation, the conversion of croplands or marginal lands into forests, results in the sequestration of carbon. As a result, afforestation is considered one of the key climate-change mitigation strategies available to governments by the United Nations. However, forests are also less reflective than croplands, and the absorption of incoming solar radiation is greater over afforested areas. Afforestation can therefore result in net climate warming, particularly at high latitudes.

The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the synthesis and assessment report on the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories submitted in 2011. The synthesis and assessment is prepared in two parts. Part I provides information to allow comparisons across Annex I parties, as well as descriptions of common methodological issues.