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Carbon emission: Know all about it

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 19:19

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.

UN talks limp towards global 2015 climate deal

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:34

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.

Top climate diplomats ask nations to act on global warming

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 09:43

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.

Developed nations must do more to tackle global warming: India

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 23:04

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.

Japan drastically scales back greenhouse gas emissions target

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:13

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.

India-US announce joint working group on climate change

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 09:29

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.

Rich nations should lead in reducing emission: India

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 17:35

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

New Zealand lowers greenhouse gas emissions target

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 22:27

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.

Free market forces best bet to reduce global carbon emissions: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:43

A new study has revealed that the best way to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change is through the use of market forces.

Climate activists livid at absence of decisive action at Doha

Last Updated: Sunday, December 09, 2012, 19:17

Climate activists were livid at another squandered opportunity for a decisive action to save the planet from catastrophic effects of global warming.

UN climate forum extends Kyoto Protocol to 2020

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 20:21

The UN climate conference in Doha, Qatar has adopted a plan to extend the Kyoto Protocol till 2020 in a bid to fight global warming.

Agreement still eludes Doha climate talks amid differences

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 17:06

The Doha round of climate talks came under a cloud of uncertainty today as serious differences plagued the parties.