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When 2010 leaves…

This blog is my New Year’s Eve cocktail. Today I’ll  keep on writing this as and when thoughts come to my mind, amidst some other works, till I think it's enough. Therefore, there may not be a proper order. Well, it's fine, I don’t want to edit their order…let them appear on this page as they come…

The first imprint of 2010 in my mind is the recognition of climate change as a reality. Though it is a hard reality, the second imprint gives some relief. So what is the second imprint? – It is the knowledge that world as a general recognize climate change as a reality. This informed situation gives some expectation for 2011. Yes, let us hope that 2011 will strengthen the initiatives to save our green planet.
Another deadly thing comes to my mind is the plight of 925 million people who live in acute hunger with a child dying every six seconds in this world because of undernourishment related problems ( See FAO release) . We have to reduce hunger numbers substantially for any tangible…

Cancún Agreements & Knowledge/Technology/Support/Funds Sharing

As a volunteer supporter of OER and open technologies, I think, the agreements adopted by the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Cancún, Mexico (that concluded on 11 December, 2010) have opened up promising venues for knowledge/technology/support/funds sharing. This is definitely the most required thing and hence a great success. Because pushing planet friendly technologies to the frontline by sharing, adopting and supporting will provide a very strong framework for all other initiatives to succeed in protecting our green planet. Let us take a look at some of the highlights as seen in the Conference’s Press Release
Developing country actions to reduce emissions are officially recognised under the multilateral process. A registry is to be set up to record and match developing country mitigation actions to finance and technology support from by industrialised countries. Developing countries are to publish progress reports every two years.The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development M…