A New York Time opinion article argues that one of the best ways to ensure that the world's poorest have access to water is through carbon trading. IATP's Shiney Varghese explains why that is incorrect.
In a recent NYT opinion piece Clean Water at No Cost? Just Add Carbon Credits, Tina Rosenberg argued that one of the best ways to ensure that the world’s poorest have access to water is through carbon trading.
On July 28, 2010, the UN General Assembly declared that "the right to drinking water and sanitation was essential for the full enjoyment of life."
The resolution was introduced by Bolivia, and was co-sponsored by 39 countries.1 There were 122 states in favor, 0 opposed and 41 abstentions.
Which obligations do States bear in the context of private sector participation in the provision of water and sanitation services?
What should the regulatory framework put into place by States provide for?
Apart from regulation, what additional measures, structures and institutions are necessary?