In New Delhi, skepticism over Paris climate treaty 'wish list'

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By Alys Francis

India's planned post-2020 climate actions will be "fairly simple" and conservative, with an emissions reduction target of between 20 and 40 percent, if members of the government's climate advisory team and other stakeholders could have their way.


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What you need to know about global development's emerging donors

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Senegal's family planning challenge

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Inside Development

In New Delhi, skepticism over Paris climate treaty 'wish list'

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India's planned post-2020 climate actions will be "fairly simple" and conservative, with an emissions reduction target of between 20 and 40 percent, if members of the government's climate advisory team and other stakeholders could have their way.

Global Views

Don't believe the hype: A diverse funding base is key for any successful INGO

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Diversified funding allows nonprofits to scale and sustain vital global aid and development initiatives — and this is a good thing, Interaction President and CEO Sam Worthington argues in this exclusive commentary.

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