France hoping for agreement on main issues before Paris meet

France, Chair of the crucial UN Climate Conference, on Thursday made an impassioned plea to the world to "agree on major issues" before assembling in Paris later this year for inking a "universal and meaningful agreement" to limit global warming to below 2 degree celsius.

India's can make distinctive contribution to Paris climate conference
India's can make distinctive contribution to Paris climate conference

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) meeting to be held in Paris (COP-21) in December 2015 is expected to establish a new international agreement on climate change. 

Hopeful for new accord on emissions at Paris climate meet: Min

After playing a proactive role in the recent Lima climate talks in Peru, India Saturday said it hopes a new global agreement would be drafted this year at the Paris climate conference containing a complete plan for pre- 2020 actions for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

UN chief to help push for Lima climate draft deal

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon heads to Lima next week to help spur action on climate change and clinch a draft deal on emissions reduction.

India tight-lipped on the issue of hydrofluorocarbons

 India did not clearly spell out its position on the issue of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) during a key UN conference here as nations debated whether to set up a contact group for discussing the proposed amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the harmful greenhouse gas.

Reconstituted climate panel reviews progress by national missions
Reconstituted climate panel reviews progress by national missions

Ahead of next month's UN climate conference in Lima, the reconstituted Executive Committee on Climate Change Friday reviewed the progress made by the eight national missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

India wants focus on adaptation, CBDR to tackle climate change
India wants focus on adaptation, CBDR to tackle climate change

Ahead of UN Climate Conference, India on Monday made a strong pitch for focusing on adaptation and common but differentiated responsibilities (CBDR) as part of the new global order on climate change, saying it cannot "only be about mitigation and emission cuts".

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.