Last-ditch UN climate talks head into second night

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.

US joins `ambition coalition` at UN climate talks
US joins `ambition coalition` at UN climate talks

The United States said Wednesday it had united with the European Union and 79 developing countries to jointly push for an ambitious accord in Paris to curb global warming.

Thousands march as UN climate talks head to crunch phase
Thousands march as UN climate talks head to crunch phase

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.

France plans to change constitution to extend state of emergency: Govt sources
France plans to change constitution to extend state of emergency: Govt sources

France plans to change the constitution to allow it to extend a state of emergency "to a maximum of six months", government sources said on Thursday.

Paris climate change summit, Day 1: As it happened

The heads of state and governments have gathered in Paris to set the agenda for the Summit, aimed at reaching a landmark global deal on limiting emissions.

 

 

Why Paris climate conference is important for the world
Why Paris climate conference is important for the world

As the Paris summit opens, 183 countries have submitted pledges for greenhouse gas (GHG) curbs to the UN.

Paris Climate Change Conference: Five things you must know!

The Paris climate summit is being held in Le Bourget, France, from 30 November to 11 December.  

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?
Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

Leaders from 195 countries are meeting in Paris later this month, seeking to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.

India's plan to cut emissions indicates 'seriousness': UN chief
India's plan to cut emissions indicates 'seriousness': UN chief

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, widely known as Conference of Parties (CoP 21), will take place from November 30 to December 11 in Paris.

'Holding Paris climate talks is best response to attacks'

In a speech to the French community during a visit to Washington, Hollande said the November attacks claimed by the Islamic State group were "the most important event of recent years."

Paris summit: Youths warn of disastrous impact

Young people warn that failure to achieve an agreement in Paris will not only have a disastrous impact on environmental issues but will also undermine key social problems.

NASA steps up efforts to better understand carbon, changing climate
NASA steps up efforts to better understand carbon, changing climate

 So far, half of all all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and other sources are getting absorbed by the land plants and ocean.

Enlarging donor base for financing climate change inappropriate: Javadekar

The world leaders would gather in Paris for the 21st meeting of Conference of Parties (CoP-21) on climate change from November 30 to December 11.

Global temperature to rise by three degree Celsius: Study
Global temperature to rise by three degree Celsius: Study

Researchers found that global emissions could peak shortly before 2030 at 12 percent above 2010 level. 

Govt to hold online discussion on climate change
Govt to hold online discussion on climate change

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will hold a 45 minute discussion "MyGov Talk" on October 26 which will be conducted in collaboration with Google.

Protect 'blue planet' from global warming: Dalai Lama
Protect 'blue planet' from global warming: Dalai Lama

The video is part of the campaign by the Tibetan government-in-exile, based in this northern Indian hill town, ahead of this year's UN climate change talks in Paris.

Development banks pledge USD 15 billion in new climate funds

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.

India to put across its view on climate change at all forums: Javadekar
India to put across its view on climate change at all forums: Javadekar

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.

UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

Negotiators from 195 nations tasked with crafting a universal climate pact are driven by twin fears tugging in opposite directions, which may result in a hollow deal, say analysts.

Obama's fight against climate change: Five big steps
Obama's fight against climate change: Five big steps

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.