India against lowering of emission cut targets by dev nations

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.

Cost from disasters quadrupled in 30 years: World Bank

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

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

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

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.

UN climate conference opens in South Africa

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

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.