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India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

India ratifies second commitment period of Kyoto Protocol

The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which commits its Parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets.

Aug 09, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

India's green lobby slams Trump for exiting Paris deal

The Agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015 by 195 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), replacing its predecessor Kyoto Protocol. It was finally ratified on November 4, 2016.

Jun 02, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Antonio Guterres appoints Indian to high-level UN climate change post

Antonio Guterres has appointed Ovais Sarmad of India as the Deputy Executive Secretary of UNFCCC.

May 15, 2017, 23:30 PM IST

Paris climate pact to enter into force in 30 days: UN

The landmark Paris climate deal will enter into force in 30 days, after being ratified by 72 countries accounting for more than 56 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the UN's climate body said on Wednesday.

Oct 05, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

Watershed project conserves Himachal's ecology, boosts economy

The total outlay of the project increased to Rs.630.75 crore (almost $93 million) from Rs.395 crore.

Jan 25, 2016, 14:43 PM IST

Take lead in cutting emissions: BASIC to developed nations

India along with other BASIC nations today expressed "disappointment" at the "low" level of support provided by the developed countries to the developing nations in fighting climate change and asserted that it was imperative that they must make "visible" lead in cutting emissions.

Dec 08, 2015, 22:11 PM IST
Modi meets French minister, hopes for success of climate summit

Modi meets French minister, hopes for success of climate summit

As many as 129 people were killed and 350 others injured in the terror attacks in Paris on November 13.

Nov 20, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

World leaders back drive for Paris climate deal

Leaders of the world's top economies today vowed to seek a deal to curb climate change at an upcoming UN conference in Paris, according to a draft statement drawn up in tough, all-night talks.

Nov 16, 2015, 23:25 PM IST
In INDC, India pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 percent

In INDC, India pledges to curb greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 percent

Ahead of the climate change summit in Paris later this year, India has pledged to curb its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35 per cent from the 2005 level.

Oct 02, 2015, 09:59 AM IST

India hosts LMDC meeting on climate change

India on Monday hosted a meeting of Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) on climate change to prepare strategies for negotiation for the Paris conference slated to be held later this year.

Sep 14, 2015, 23:51 PM IST

India will walk the energy efficiency path aggressively: Javadekar

With the crucial UN climate change conference slated for later this year, India today said that it will walk the energy efficiency path aggressively in reducing its carbon emission intensity and urged developed nations to do the same "vigorously".

Jul 21, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Javadekar urges developed world to stick to old agendas at Paris conference

 Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday called upon the developed world to refrain from introducing any new agenda at the eleventh hour and ensure the success of the upcoming Climate Conference in Paris in December.

Jul 19, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

Green Climate Fund of $100 billion/year not enough to tackle climate change: India

India today said the commitment by some developed nations to generate USD 100 billion towards Green Climate Fund (GCF) every year by 2020 will not prove sufficient to tackle the climate change issues.

Jul 14, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

China sets CO2 target, garners praise

China, the world`s top CO2 polluter, promised Tuesday to peak emissions within about 15 years, in a move widely hailed as a boost for the global effort to curb planet warming.

Jun 30, 2015, 22:57 PM IST

France working on minimising carbon footprint during COP21

France is working on minimising carbon footprint that would be generated during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), which the European nation will host later this year in Paris.

Jun 07, 2015, 09:28 AM IST

Climate: G7, EU still lag 2 C pathway, says monitor

The major industrialised economies are far off track in helping the world meet the UN`s global warming target, a monitoring group said on Thursday.

Jun 04, 2015, 22:33 PM IST

UN climate effort under pressure for pre-pact action

As frustration grows with the protracted political process of penning a world climate pact for 2020, rich nations face ever-louder calls to take action in the coming five years to stop planet warming spiralling out of control.

Jun 03, 2015, 22:39 PM IST

Better education, living conditions can lower greenhouse gas emissions in India: Expert

Improving education and creating favourable living and working conditions are essential for India's transition to a society with minimal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, said an expert who authored UNEP's latest report on resource use in Asia-Pacific.

Jun 01, 2015, 12:55 PM IST

Corporate sponsorship of climate talks sparks NGO ire

France Wednesday unveiled a list of companies which will sponsor the year-end UN climate talks in Paris, sparking accusations of corporate "greenwashing" from campaigners.

May 27, 2015, 20:54 PM IST

Political mood good for climate deal: France's Fabius

Despite "extremely complex" issues, the political mood for reaching a global climate deal this year is stronger than ever, says French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

May 26, 2015, 18:38 PM IST