India to be pro-active in enhancing energy efficiency: Govt

India will be pro-active in enhancing energy efficiency and expanding renewable energy in the fight against climate change, government told Parliament today while giving details of its role in a recent UN-led global meet on the issue.

Lima did not safeguard interests of less developed nations like India: Experts
Lima did not safeguard interests of less developed nations like India: Experts

And the fissure nothing but deepened yet again! This is how experts would like to sum up the outcome of the 2014 Lima climate change talks where the developed and the developing countries supposedly sat across the table to strengthen the global partnership in combating climate change - that instead resulted in its dilution.

India remained positive, proactive in Lima: Javadekar

India was "positive" and "proactive" in its approach to climate change negotiations that were concluded in Lima last week, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

New climate deal addressed demands of developing nations: India

India on Sunday hailed the outcome of the climate summit here, saying the deal reached has addressed the concerns of the developing countries and given them enough space to grow and take appropriate nationally determined steps to combat global warming.

Javadekar sent legal notice on bullock cart races

 Union Minister of state for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has been sent a legal notice by an animal rights activist over the proposed permission to hold bullock cart races.

Asiatic lions in Gir facing threat from poachers: Govt
Asiatic lions in Gir facing threat from poachers: Govt

Asiatic lions in Gujarat's Gir forests are facing threat from poachers, government Thursday said quoting a study by a wildlife monitoring agency.

No report from US embassy about Delhi's air pollution: Govt

Government on Thrusday denied having received any report from the US embassy about Delhi's air pollution level, but admitted that air quality deteriorates during Diwali.

India committed to fight against climate change: Javadekar

Lima: India today expressed confidence that negotiators at the UN Climate Change Summit here could put in place the stepping stones towards a post?2020 deal under a comprehensive, balanced, equitable and pragmatic Convention that will address the genuine needs of developing nations.

India working with developing nations to push for climate deal
India working with developing nations to push for climate deal

India Tuesday said the developing nations, including China, are on the same page on several issues regarding climate and they will work together to push for the conclusion of a historic agreement to be signed next year in Paris to curb potentially disastrous global warming.

Review of targets under INDCs by others not acceptable: India

India Tuesday told the US that the review of targets under Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) by other countries was not acceptable to it and the principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR) should be at heart of the Paris deal.

India for early financing of Green Climate Fund

India today insisted on early financing of the Green Climate Fund to reach the USD 100 billion target, as Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar arrived here to participate in crucial negotiations to reach a historic deal to be signed next year in Paris.

India 'open' to all climate change discussions in Lima

India is "open" to all discussions at the ongoing climate change talks in Lima and an attitude of confidence and optimism will guide its approach, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday.

Saradha-terror link: Probe still on, says Prakash Javadekar

 Amid a controversy over the government's response that probe has so far not revealed links between Saradha chit fund money and terror, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that investigations are still on and Trinamool Congress should not "pre-judge" findings.

UN climate summit begins in Peru, 190 nations attend
UN climate summit begins in Peru, 190 nations attend

 Officials from over 190 nations, including India, today converged here at the UN climate summit to negotiate on a new ambitious and binding deal to cut global carbon emissions, in the last chance to reach on a historic deal to be signed next year in Paris.

Mumbai, Kolkata most vulnerable to climate change: Govt
Mumbai, Kolkata most vulnerable to climate change: Govt

 India's populous coastal cities Mumbai and Kolkata are most vulnerable to loss of life and properties due to coastal flooding in the second half of the century, the government has said quoting a UN report ahead of a key global climate conference in Peruvian capital Lima.

Ganga cleanup plan start of mission to clean major waterbodies: Prakash Javadekar

The Centre's Ganga clean-up programme was the 'beginning' of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's mission to clean up major water bodies in India, including southern rivers, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday.

No move to make changes in powers of NGT: Govt

The government on Wednesday made it clear that there is no move to make changes in the powers and authority of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Cong, opposition parties trying to save those with black money: Govt

The Government on Tuesday hit back at the Congress and other opposition parties over black money issue, saying those making noise over it now are "helping" those who have illegal money in bank accounts abroad.

70% of Indian sewage treatment plants dysfunctional: Javadekar

 Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that 70 percent of all sewage treatment plants in India do not work due to high running cost.

Panel reviewing green laws for reducing role of inspectors

A high-level committee formed to review green laws has recommended reduction of role of inspectors in approving plans and monitoring air and water pollution.