Cities, regions call for 'robust' world climate pact

Thousands of cities, provinces and states from around the world urged national governments on Thursday to deliver a "robust, binding, equitable and universal" planet-saving climate pact in December.

Mid-year talks to shape fate of climate pact

Negotiators are gearing for twin meetings next week that may determine whether the vaunted 2015 Paris climate accord will be a big bang or a fizzle.

UN negotiators plot route to climate pact

Negotiators haggled on the penultimate day of UN climate talks in Geneva Thursday over how best to streamline the bloated draft of a long-awaited pact the world's nations must sign in December.

Progress in Geneva with climate pact blueprint

UN negotiators in Geneva offered an outline Wednesday for a global climate pact that was welcomed by observers as inclusive and unifying, though much editing lies ahead.

UN chief terms climate pact `significant`

The `Durban Platform` is a "significant and forward" deal that will guide global efforts to address impacts of climate change, UN chief said.

`Fast-start finance` key to climate pact: India

India has voiced disappointment over the US contribution of just USD 1.8 billion so far as part of a USD 30 billion pledge aimed at helping the poorest countries fight global warming.

`New climate pact will be firmer against defaulters`

Top climate expert RK Pachauri
Wednesday said a "stronger and firmer" regime envisaging punitive
action against the defaulters awaits in a new climate treaty,
whenever it is framed.

Poor cannot be sacrificed to climate pact: Manmohan Singh

India can’t accept a global warming treaty that would stall its drive to lift millions out of poverty, PM Singh said.


UK for Climate pact to go beyond Kyoto

UK on Monday said that potential agreement at Copenhagen would have to go beyond Kyoto Protocol.

Obama calls for climate pact with immediate effect

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States and China want next month`s climate change talks in Copenhagen to culminate in a global accord that has "immediate operational effect."