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Video recordings from 1st Praful Bidwai Memorial Award Ceremony (23 June 2016)

Interventions by Professor Romila Thapar and P. Sainath at the Praful Bidwai memorial award on June 23, 2016, Deputy Speaker Hall, Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

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Video: Democracy Now interview with Praful Bidwai

We speak with Indian writer and analyst Praful Bidwai, author of the new book, "The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future." While the U.S. has cited China’s emissions as an excuse to slow negotiations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions during the COP 17 talks, Bidwai says that "we cannot forget historical responsibility. Three-fourths of all the greenhouse gases that have accumulated in the atmosphere, and will stay there warming us up for thousands of years, come from developed countries of the Global North, led by the United States, which is responsible for more than one-quarter of all emissions accumulated in the atmosphere." Bidwai also addresses the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan, which he calls "a turning point" for nuclear power, adding, "I don’t see nuclear power surviving in the developed world at all after this. This is the worst crisis of credibility that the nuclear industry has ever faced." includes rush transcript

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The Politics of Carbon Trading and The World Bank: a talk given at the independent people's tribunal on the world bank

The World Bank, Forest and Carbon Trading (Part 1, 9 min:19)

The World Bank, Forest and Carbon Trading (Part 2, 7 min:40)