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From: Mike Hulme <>
To: "Asher Minns" <>
Subject: Re: From Prof. Pachauri
Date: Thu Jun 26 15:04:29 2003

Spoke with Sinclair-Wilson from Earthscan yesterday about this and we agreed one or two
things. We should take next steps on this after the Assembly business has died down.
At 07:51 19/06/2003 +0100, you wrote:

Mike, this message below id fresh-in from RK Pachauri. He seems keen, and we
have been given a direct contact at TERI. He has made a few interesting
suggestions on content, though nothing on funding as of yet.
Mr Asher Minns
Communication Manager
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Mob: 07880 547 843
Tel: +44 0 1603 593906
----- Original Message -----
From: "R K Pachauri" <>
To: <>
Cc: "Ulka Kelkar" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 7:34 AM
Subject: Dear Prof. Hulme
Dear Prof. Hulme,
Thank you for your letter proposing that the Tyndall Centre and TERI jointly
produce a series of yearbooks on climate change. May I congratulate you on
this excellent idea! I am convinced that a market exists for precisely such
a publication, and am delighted that you thought of TERI as a partner in
this venture.
I am putting down some initial thoughts on the proposed publication and the
suggested contents that you had sent.
While there is a lot of information and related data available on climate
change, it is scattered. On the one hand we have the IPCC assessment on the
state of knowledge about climate change, and on the other the WMO's annual
bulletins. Similarly, the UNFCCC compiles GHG inventory information from
periodically submitted National Communications, while the IEA presents
annual fuel combustion emission statistics. In such a scenario, the metier
of our Yearbook would be to synthesise the current knowledge on climate
change. As mentioned in your note, it would present this information in a
clear and visually appealing manner. Moreover, it would go into climate
change issues in more detail than say, the annual World Resources brought
out by WRI.
The Foreword - and perhaps an Emerging Issues section at the end of the
book - could comment on scientific and political issues, which are otherwise
not discussed in either the IPCC Reports or in the types of publications
mentioned above.
In the draft table of contents, there are two sections that are slightly
different in character from the others. In the chapter on national policies,
we may choose between alternative structures:
1 By Annex I country
2 By type of policy/instrument (e.g. CDM, international trading regimes,
taxation, etc)
The proposed chapter on Social Change and Adaptation is important to
complete the set of topics/issues covered in the Yearbook, but is probably
the most complex in terms of scope/structure. One option that we could
discuss is to cover adaptation policies not in chapter 7, but in chapter 9,
and to highlight studies of community and local government level
With such a scope, the media would also be an important part of the audience
for this yearbook
I do appreciate that producing this Yearbook would involve significant
commitment in terms of time and effort if all relevant literature is to be
reviewed. However, by teaming up authors from our two organisations, I am
confident that we will provide an impartial yet balanced North-South
perspective to the Yearbook. For specialised subjects, like the chapter on
business, we may even think of invited chapters, by say the WBCSD.
You may also be interested to know that TERI also brings out a yearbook
focusing on India, called the TERI Energy Directory, Database, and Yearbook
(TEDDY). This publication has a readership of 15000-20000, reaching out to
government, corporates, individual researchers, and libraries in India and
These are just some initial thoughts, and my colleagues can be in touch with
your team to develop this outline further. Ms Ulka Kelkar
( will coordinate this effort on behalf of TERI.
We look forward to working with you on this Yearbook.
With kind regards,
Yours sincerely,
R.K. Pachauri



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