Sleep-deprived ministers tasked with saving mankind from a climate catastrophe headed into a second night of non-stop talks Thursday, battling to overcome a rich-poor divide in search of a historic accord.
Pope Francis on Sunday urged nations to act with "courage" while 10,000 climate activists took to the beach in Belgium, a day before UN talks enter their crunch phase in the search for a historic pact against global warming.
Development banks including the World Bank have pledged an additional USD 15 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change, taking the world closer to the clutch target of USD 100 billion, officials have said.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday said that India will put across its stand on climate change 'eloquenly' on all available forums, ahead of his visit to US to participate in Paris Business Dialogue and Major Economies Forum.
US President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled what he called the “biggest, most important step we've ever taken” to fight climate change, amidst an overwhelming opposition from several states nationwide.