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Bringing Back Social Forestry

India's social forestry programme promised much in the late-1970s and mid-1980s. It became the programme to be emulated for many developing countries. But the programme was not backed up by adequate research and was jettisoned, in the early 1990s. With climate change becoming a global concern, social forestry could make a comeback provided the policymakers learn from past mistakes.

Climate Change Negotiations Stalled

It is unlikely that the climate change negotiations at Lima in 2014 and at Paris in 2015 will lead to any agreeable conclusion. Putting national interest over worldwide climate change mitigation will lead to a weak and ineffective international treaty.
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