Climate Talks

Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks

The dirtiest of fossil fuels still generates 40 percent of the world's electricity, and none of the countries that truly depend on it were on hand to take the "no coal" pledge.

Nov 17, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Climate pledges: Who promised what?

Climate pledges: Who promised what?

Some 185 countries submitted pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ahead of UN climate talks aiming to close on Friday with a historic climate deal.

Dec 11, 2015, 10:18 AM IST
We may face worse climate outlook if actions not taken

We may face worse climate outlook if actions not taken

Climate outlook may be worse than feared, according to a new global study.

Dec 10, 2015, 20:24 PM IST
For climate action, give us cash: India tells rich nations

For climate action, give us cash: India tells rich nations

Developing countries are hamstrung by a poverty-reduction imperative mixed with the expense of energy from renewable sources like wind and water.

Dec 05, 2015, 00:27 AM IST
Negotiators kick start marathon talks for climate deal

Negotiators kick start marathon talks for climate deal

The Paris climate conference will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement.

Dec 01, 2015, 19:26 PM IST

Paris climate change summit, Day 1: As it happened

The heads of state and governments have gathered in Paris to set the agenda for the Summit, aimed at reaching a landmark global deal on limiting emissions.



Nov 30, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

Climate talks: Last stop before Paris summit

Climate negotiators split on how to fight global warming and who should foot the bill will grapple today with finalising a draft agreement ahead of a crucial UN summit.

Oct 23, 2015, 12:03 PM IST
'India, China's cooperation important for tackling climate change'

'India, China's cooperation important for tackling climate change'

Hillary Clinton argued she already has the experience of handling both India and China on climate change.

Oct 14, 2015, 16:12 PM IST
Expect India to play constructive role in climate talks: White House

Expect India to play constructive role in climate talks: White House

Ahead of the Modi-Obama talks in New York next week, the White House has said that it expects India to play a constructive role in the climate talks in Paris later this year.

Sep 24, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Paris climate talks our last chance, say Pacific leaders

Pacific leaders said Monday that upcoming climate talks in Paris are the last chance for the world to reach an agreement that can save their vulnerable island nations.

Sep 07, 2015, 14:53 PM IST

Nations narrow gap on make-or-break climate issue

Rich and developing nations thrashing out a UN climate-rescue pact have moved closer on the make-or-break issue of compensation for damages caused by global warming, observers and negotiators said Thursday.

Sep 03, 2015, 22:35 PM IST

Climate change on talks agenda at Pacific Islands Forum summit

Climate change will be high on the agenda of talks at the second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on August 21 in Jaipur, being attended by all the 14 nations.

Aug 13, 2015, 22:46 PM IST

Nations warn time running short to prepare Paris climate deal

Several nations expressed growing unease on Thursday that time is running short to resolve disputes about global warming after U.N. talks ended with little progress towards an international deal to combat climate change meant to be agreed in December.

Jun 11, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon

Calls by the Group of Seven (G7) Monday to slash world carbon emissions did little to boost UN climate talks in Bonn, where frustration mounted over the snail-like progress. 

Jun 08, 2015, 23:17 PM IST

Corporate sponsorship of climate talks sparks NGO ire

France Wednesday unveiled a list of companies which will sponsor the year-end UN climate talks in Paris, sparking accusations of corporate "greenwashing" from campaigners.

May 27, 2015, 20:54 PM IST
Climate champion Al Gore voices hope for Paris talks

Climate champion Al Gore voices hope for Paris talks

Environmentalist and former US vice president Al Gore voiced high hopes Monday for global climate talks due in Paris in December, saying "the future of the world depends" on their outcome.

May 19, 2015, 09:09 AM IST

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.

Feb 11, 2015, 21:46 PM IST

EU says Lima outcome keeps climate talks on track

The European Union (EU) said Monday the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima was a step forward on the road to a global climate deal in Paris next year.

Dec 16, 2014, 09:55 AM IST

Lima draft deal would lead to weaker agreement in Paris: CSE

India has not gained or lost anything in the short term from climate talks here, but will lose in the longer term as the draft deal reached would lead to a much weaker agreement in Paris, triggering increase in extreme weather that will affect billions of poor people globally, a leading Indian advocacy group said.

Dec 14, 2014, 22:47 PM IST

Climate talks extended as negotiators fail to break logjam

Crucial UN Climate talks ran into extra time as the negotiators from more than 190 countries, including India, today struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing countries to agree on a draft text of a new binding agreement to cut global carbon emissions.

Dec 13, 2014, 10:31 AM IST