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India against lowering of emission cut targets by dev nations

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 19:58

India Thursday expressed displeasure with "some" developed countries for abandoning the greenhouse gas emission targets set by the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and asked the industrialised nations to ratify their pledge for the second commitment period of the treaty.

Climate fund for developing nations to be launched soon: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 18:08

Speaking at the UN Climate Conference, Co-Chair of the Green Climate Fund board, Manfred Konukiewitz today said that the Fund is on target and will soon be ready to help developing countries foster climate-friendly development.

Cost from disasters quadrupled in 30 years: World Bank

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 00:01

Natural and weather disasters are costing nearly USD 200 billion (150 billion euros) a year, four times more than in the 1980s, the World Bank said Monday, warning climate change would drive the bill even higher.

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.

No support for tough climate deal: UN climate boss

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012, 21:32

The United Nations climate chief is urging people not to look solely to their governments to make tough decisions to slow global warming, and instead to consider their own role in solving the problem.

States imperiled by warming rebel at climate talks

Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 10:14

Developing states most at risk from global warming rebelled against a proposed deal at UN climate talks, forcing host South Africa to draw up new draft documents to try to stop the talks collapsing.

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.

UN climate conference opens in South Africa

Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2011, 18:42

India, along with other BASIC countries has "emphasised that the Kyoto Protocol is the cornerstone of the climate regime and its second commitment period is the essential priority for the success of Durban Conference."

Climate change threatens South African farmers

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 12:41

Climate change and erratic weather patterns are a major threat to South Africa`s farmers, a media report has said ahead of the UN climate change summit to be held in the country.