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India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

India to play constructive role in combating climate change, says Harsh Vardhan at UN

The objective of the Paris Agreement is to prevent an increase in global average temperature and keep it well below two degree Celsius.

Nov 06, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Aug 09, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

India calls for ratifying Doha amendments to Kyoto Protocol

India on Wednesday asked the developed countries to ratify the Doha amendments to the Kyoto Protocol by April next year and not to put in "cold storage" the ambition of climate actions in the pre-2020 period.

Nov 17, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomes India joining Paris climate deal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed India formally joining the Paris climate change agreement.

Oct 03, 2016, 09:54 AM IST
Why Paris climate conference is important for the world

Why Paris climate conference is important for the world

As the Paris summit opens, 183 countries have submitted pledges for greenhouse gas (GHG) curbs to the UN.

Nov 30, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

China implacable ahead of Paris climate talks

China will not improve on its pledges to control emissions, the country's top climate negotiator said on Thursday ahead of key UN climate change talks in Paris.

Nov 20, 2015, 00:46 AM IST

Javadekar urges developed world to stick to old agendas at Paris conference

 Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday called upon the developed world to refrain from introducing any new agenda at the eleventh hour and ensure the success of the upcoming Climate Conference in Paris in December.

Jul 19, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

No legally binding climate change agreement under UNFCCC: Govt

 India not "legally" bound under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and it has been "coordinating" with like minded countries for protecting its own interest in the climate change negotiating fora, government today said.

May 05, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

EU reposes faith on Lima climate summit for post-Kyoto deal

The upcoming UN climate talks in the Peruvian capital Lima would be significant in terms of reaching an agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union (EU) leadership feels.

Nov 28, 2014, 17:36 PM IST

PM hopes to write 'new chapter' during Japan visit

On the eve of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Japan has "paramount importance" in his vision for India's progress and his trip will "write a new chapter" in bilateral ties while taking the Strategic and Global Partnership to the higher level.

Aug 29, 2014, 23:23 PM IST

India not bound to cut greenhouse gas emission levels: Govt

India is not bound to mandatorily cut greenhouse gas emission levels under Kyoto Protocol but voluntary efforts are being undertaken to reduce them, the government said on Wednesday.

Aug 06, 2014, 14:22 PM IST

India wants upscaling of ambition in Kyoto Protocol period

India today emphasised the need for immediate upscaling of ambition in the Kyoto Protocol second Commitment period and its early ratification by all Kyoto Protocol Parties.

Jul 25, 2014, 21:20 PM IST
World Environment Day: What you should know about carbon emission!

World Environment Day: What you should know about carbon emission!

As the name suggests, it is manly the amount of Carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere including many gases that negatively influence the quality of the air subsequently increasing the greenhouse effect.

Jun 04, 2014, 19:19 PM IST

UN talks limp towards global 2015 climate deal

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.

Nov 24, 2013, 13:34 PM IST

Top climate diplomats ask nations to act on global warming

With the UN Climate Conference entering a crucial phase, top environment diplomats have warned that global warming represents a potentially irreversible threat and sought urgent international action against climate change in the short term.

Nov 20, 2013, 09:43 AM IST

Developed nations must do more to tackle global warming: India

India Monday said it will push the industrialised nations to take a leadership role to tackle global warming, even as there was no breakthrough in sight on key issues after week-long negotiations at the UN Climate Conference here.

Nov 18, 2013, 23:04 PM IST

Japan drastically scales back greenhouse gas emissions target

Japan today said it was dramatically scaling back its greenhouse gas emissions target after the Fukushima nuclear accident forced the country to turn to fossil-fuel burning energy sources.

Nov 15, 2013, 18:13 PM IST

India-US announce joint working group on climate change

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama have announced formation of a joint working group to enhance bilateral cooperation on addressing global issue of climate change.

Sep 28, 2013, 09:29 AM IST

Rich nations should lead in reducing emission: India

India Thursday expressed disappointment over emission reduction obligations by developed countries, and said rich nations should take the lead in this area.

Sep 19, 2013, 17:35 PM IST

New Zealand lowers greenhouse gas emissions target

The New Zealand government Friday committed to a controversial greenhouse gas emissions target of five percent below 1990 levels by 2020, with critics claiming it had reneged on a higher commitment made in 2010.

Aug 16, 2013, 22:27 PM IST