A presentation on need for improvement of agricultural statistics by Vijay Kumar, Adviser, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture.

The World Trade Report 2007 marks sixty years of multilateralism in trade through the GATT/WTO. The report devotes some space to reviewing what theorists have to say about why governments are motivated to cooperate with one another through an institution like the WTO. The approach is multi-disciplinary and takes up arguments made by economists, political economists, international relations theorists and lawyers.

This booklet gives a simple overview for a non-technical audience on what pesticides are and the hazards they pose, with a focus on pesticide residues in food and how to avoid these. It also discusses how farmers and farm workers can be affected, particularly in developing countries, and the costs society pays for pesticide problems.

Irrespective of the necessity to show in this article, the enormous shortcomings of the Kyoto Protocol and of the proposals of its

In order to at least halve global emissions below 1990 by 2050 so as to increase the likelihood of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, such as the complete melting of the Greenland ice sheet, an ambitious and inclusive post-2012 agreement is needed. This agreement should be based on the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol and include a set of equitable commitments from all major economies to reduce or curb emissions of greenhouse gases. In order to stay below 2

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the world

A sample of 52 Indian CDM projects registered until May, 20, 2006 is analyzed with respect to the testing of additionality. While almost all projects do additionality testing, only half of them identify alternatives. Barrier testing is almost universal but only a third of the projects do an investment analysis. Small scale projects are less likely to look at the impact of CDM

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) today launches an inquiry into the voluntary carbon offset market. Over the last few years, there has been a considerable growth in this market as awareness of climate change has increased and public and private bodies, as well as individuals, have sought to reduce their overall carbon footprint. The carbon offset market provides companies, public bodies and individuals with the opportunity to purchase credits generated from projects that reduce the amount of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere.

Sand mines have definite impact on surface configuration and topography of the land. Small sized mines are prone to flooding and erosion and a permanent threat to the adjoining lands.

While the climate debate is raging, the climate negotiations themselves are barely moving. Finger pointing seems to be the name of the game, with each negotiating bloc focused on passing the bill for solving the climate crisis onto the others. The process as a whole is in impasse, and it's time to admit it, as it's time to admit that disagreements about fairness and equity are at the centre of the impasse.