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Europe`s 2030 climate plan draws mixed response

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 07:24

Environment watchdogs rejected Europe`s 2030 greenhouse gas-curbing plan as inadequate today but the UN climate chief hailed it as a "positive" step towards a new international pact against global warming.

New greenhouse gas has higher global warming impact than CO2

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 22:20

A long-lived man-made greenhouse gas that appears to have the highest global-warming impact of any compound to date has been discovered.

Temperature limit too high to avoid climate change: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 11:14

An internationally agreed target to limit rises in global average temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius is around double the threshold that would avoid catastrophic climate change.

US emitting 50% more methane than EPA calculations: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 19:35

The emissions of methane in the United States may be 50% more than the indicated estimates by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), says a new study on Monday.

New faultlines widen at UN climate talks

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 21:06

Fraught UN climate talks revealed growing frustration this week among vulnerable nations and observers with the political stance of emerging economies like China and India in the battle to stave off dangerous Earth warming.

Carbon dioxide could warm Earth for centuries

Last Updated: Monday, November 25, 2013, 18:32

Even if carbon dioxide emissions came to a sudden halt, the greenhouse gas already present in the Earth`s atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years, a new study has found.

UN talks limp towards global 2015 climate deal

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:34

Almost 200 countries on Saturday kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at a meeting widely criticised as lacking urgency.

UN meet agrees on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 23:23

The UN Climate Change Conference here has agreed on a set of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests but negotiators from 195 nations were stuck on curbing global warming and finance for a Green Climate Fund.

Mere 90 companies behind major part of man-made climate change

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 19:37

The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies.

Environment ministers face off on climate finance in Warsaw

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:31

Rich and poor countries squared off at climate talks in Warsaw on Wednesday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for "much bolder" action to stave off an existential peril.

India among biggest emitters of greenhouse gases: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:53

India and China are among the world`s biggest contributors to fossil fuel emissions with India`s carbon dioxide discharge increasing by a whopping 7.7 per cent last year, a new study said today.

Coal sector must change dramatically: UN climate chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 09:45

The United Nations` climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks.