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China lays out conditions for climate deal

Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011, 08:39

China`s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua today laid out conditions under which Beijing would accept a legally-binding climate deal that would go into force after 2020, when current voluntary pledges run out.

Pledges to cut CO2 will go on: UN official

Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2011, 17:48

The top UN climate official said Saturday she is confident industrial countries will renew their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitments expire next year.

China may agree for emission cuts: Official

Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 15:13

Under intense pressure to reduce its carbon emissions, China, the world`s biggest emitter of green house gases, has for the first time signaled that it may agree to a quantified target after 2020.

Cabinet approves India`s stand at UN climate meet

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 23:34

Union Cabinet today finalised and approved India`s stand at the ongoing UN Climate Conference in Durban.

Climate negotiations open, focus on emissions cuts

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011, 23:29

The conference is seeking ways to curb ever-rising emissions of climate-changing pollution, which scientists said last week have reached record levels of concentration in the atmosphere.

UN climate conference opens in South Africa

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011, 18:42

India, along with other BASIC countries has "emphasised that the Kyoto Protocol is the cornerstone of the climate regime and its second commitment period is the essential priority for the success of Durban Conference."

Climate change threatens South African farmers

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 12:41

Climate change and erratic weather patterns are a major threat to South Africa`s farmers, a media report has said ahead of the UN climate change summit to be held in the country.

`Climate conference in Cancun should produce realistic result`

Last Updated: Monday, June 28, 2010, 09:47

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for a realistic result at the upcoming climate meet in Cancun.

Deadlock on climate draft as PM leaves for Copenhagen

Last Updated: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 00:52

Climate talks were in chaos as host Denmark announced it would present two texts which India questioned.

Protesters try to disrupt UN climate talks in Copenhagen

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 16:18

Massive protest broke out at Copenhagen conference center where delegates were discussing a global climate pact.

The world four degrees hotter? An unwelcome idea

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2009, 10:56

If Earth heats by four degrees Celsius -- some seven degrees Fahrenheit -- the planet we call home would become a very unwelcoming place.