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Carbon emissions up risk of US megadroughts

Human-produced greenhouse gas emissions drives up the risk of severe droughts, shows a new study carried out in the US.

Climate change should be collectively addressed: France

Asking the international community to work together on climate change and not against each other, France Thursday warned that a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is not achievable without equitable access to sustainable development.

World can cut carbon emissions and live well, eco tool shows

 Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2 degree centigrade rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.

US must understand India's growth imperatives: Javadekar
US must understand India's growth imperatives: Javadekar

Urging developed countries to walk the talk on climate change, union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday said he expects the US to understand India's "need for growth" that aligns with its bid for greater share in global carbon space.

Government releases book on climate change
Government releases book on climate change

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu released a book on climate change in the capital on Tuesday.

Focus on climate change must shift to 'green credit': PM Modi
Focus on climate change must shift to 'green credit': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday called for greater emphasis on generating and conserving clean energy as opposed to staying focused on cutting down carbon emissions alone.

UN asks India to set target to cut down carbon emissions
UN asks India to set target to cut down carbon emissions

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Sunday asked India to set an ambitious target to cut down carbon emissions, saying it is in a unique position to lead sustainability, energy efficiency and fight against climate change.

Climate policy pledges fall short of 2 degrees Celsius: Researchers
Climate policy pledges fall short of 2 degrees Celsius: Researchers

A new research has revealed that pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US give an important step forward, but have fallen short of 2 degrees Celsius.

UN for working together on matters of finance and adaptation

The UN has asked countries to work together to take action on matters of finance and adaptation and define a clear pathway for achieving the goal of USD 100 billion per year by 2020 in support of developing countries.

Still possible to curb warming but time short: Ban Ki-moon

The UN urged nations Tuesday to seize a shrinking opportunity to tame global warming as ministers negotiated in Lima for a new world pact to slash carbon emissions.

Adaptation cost in developing nations to be more than expected: UNEP
Adaptation cost in developing nations to be more than expected: UNEP

The cost of adaptation in developing countries is likely be at least two to three times higher than the expected USD 70-100 billion per year by 2050, even with emissions cuts, the United Nations Environment Programme said in a report on Saturday.

UN chief to help push for Lima climate draft deal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads to Lima next week to help spur action on climate change and clinch a draft deal on emissions reduction.

It's official that carbon-emissions do result in global warming
It's official that carbon-emissions do result in global warming

A new research has confirmed how global warming links to carbon emissions.

Peru Summit: Over 190 nations negotiate historic climate deal
Peru Summit: Over 190 nations negotiate historic climate deal

Amid rising emissions and 2014 threatening to be the hottest year in history, India and representatives from over 190 nations began talks at the UN climate summit on a new ambitious and binding deal to cut global carbon emissions ahead of next year's deadline.

Invest in girls to fight climate change: Ashok Khosla

Investing for girls’ education and employment can be helpful in curbing carbon emissions, said Ashok Khosla, an expert on environment and sustainable development.

Climate talks to seek way to historic Paris pact

The world`s nations gather in the Peruvian capital Lima on Monday in a renewed push for a historic deal to roll back carbon emissions threatening future generations.

Hollande seeks 'historic' climate pact at key 2015 summit

French President Francois Hollande today urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact he hopes to leave as his government's legacy.

Nations pledge USD 9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin today pledged USD 9.3 billion for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a USD 10 bn target.

World not close to avoiding dangerous warming: UN

he world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.

China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020
China unveils stiff targets to cut down emissions by 2020

China, world's top emitter of greenhouse gases, Wednesday unveiled a new strategy to limit energy consumption, setting ambitious targets to curb the country's dependence on coal, days after it clinched a surprise climate deal with the US.