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CIERP Fellow Kartikeya Singh writes from COP17

November 28 - December 9

"Working Together: Saving Tomorrow Today," the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 7th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP7) to the Kyoto Protocol, has begun in Durban, South Africa, and will continue through December 9. CIERP Junior Research Fellow Kartikeya Singh is participating in the discussions as Attache to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the UN, New York. He is serving as an advisor and negotiator and is in charge of delegation coordination and covering the issue of finance. In the past he has been a negotiator for the Maldives on the issues of mitigation (1bii) and technology transfer.

Follow Kartikeya's updates from Durban on Twitter: @KartikeyaSingh

Follow Kartikeya's blog: http://whatswiththeclimate.org

Kartikeya quoted at the conference:

You can't compare China and India,” says Kartikeya Singh, junior associate at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University who is also serving as an advisor to government delegations in Durban. “It’s convenient to compare them side-by-side because of their mammoth populations but the reality from an energy and emissions perspective, is quite different. They have fast growing economies too and all of these indicators make people want to put them together in a club." Read the full article.