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Fossil fuel dependence will limit global food output

Last Updated: Monday, December 12, 2011, 14:40

Agriculture can keep pace with the ever growing global demand for food only by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, warns a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report.

India stands ground on equity, as Kyoto Protocol revived

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 16:02

Natarajan`s speech ensured that India`s main concern - the inclusion of the concept of equity in the fight against climate change - became part of the package.

UN chief terms climate pact `significant`

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 13:39

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

UN climate talks seal legal pact on global warming

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 08:47

The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime enforcing commitments to control greenhouse gases.

Climate summit enters extra day, no deal yet

Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 18:43

The fortnight-long UN climate summit started its extra day here Saturday with no deal in sight.

Climate talks: Lukewarm response to India`s agenda

Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011, 22:15

India`s 3 point agenda -- talks on carbon space sharing, IPR and unilateral trade barriers has got a lukewarm response from key negotiating blocs.

`Half of greenhouse gases emitted by five nations`

Last Updated: Friday, December 02, 2011, 09:43

China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan top the ranking, with Brazil, Germany, Canada, Mexico and Iran just behind.

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.

Thawing permafrost vents gases to worsen warming

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 10:10

Those heat-trapping gases under the frozen Arctic ground may be a bigger factor in global warming than the cutting down of forests.

Fighting climate change saves costs: UN scientist

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 09:25

The U.N.`s top climate scientist cautioned climate negotiators Wednesday that global warming is leading to human dangers and soaring financial costs, but containing carbon emissions will have a host of benefits.

`Rich nations should renew Kyoto commitments`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 14:28

Brazil said today it would press rich countries attending climate change talks in South Africa to renew their commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto protocol.

Canada rejects new binding climate change pact

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 09:44

Canada will not sign onto a second binding international agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions.