India likely to give lukewarm response to UN climate summit

India is likely to give a lukewarm response to the UN climate summit in New York this month as it views that it is not part of normal negotiation process being held under the aegis of UNFCCC.

18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting from tomorrow

Environment Ministers of BASIC countries will meet here to discuss important issues relating to current United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.

India not bound to cut greenhouse gas emission levels: Govt

India is not bound to mandatorily cut greenhouse gas emission levels under Kyoto Protocol but voluntary efforts are being undertaken to reduce them, the government said on Wednesday.

Climate talks: `Raise your voice, not sea level` – UN

The United Nations seized World Environment Day today to demand action on climate change to protect small island states threatened by rising seas, drought and floods.

Carbon emission: Know all about it

As the name suggests, it is manly the amount of Carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere including many gases that negatively influence the quality of the air subsequently increasing the greenhouse effect.

UN climate chief urges `bold` carbon-curbing steps

The UN climate chief today called on governments to take bold steps to tame carbon emissions after a landmark report said the worldwide aim to limit global warming was still attainable.

UN summit extends talks to push for new deal on climate change

Environment ministers from more than 190 countries including India Friday extended negotiations on a final push at the UN climate summit here to lay the groundwork for a deal to tackle global warming.

France to host 2015 summit to finalise deal on global warming

France was Friday officially named as the host of the next climate conference in 2015 designed to seal a deal to tackle global warming.

Top climate diplomats ask nations to act on global warming

With the UN Climate Conference entering a crucial phase, top environment diplomats have warned that global warming represents a potentially irreversible threat and sought urgent international action against climate change in the short term.

Philippines storm spurs passion for poor at climate talks

Negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) rarely show on the public`s radar, except perhaps in the scenes of bickering over who`s to blame for global warming and who will foot the bill for it.

Coal sector must change dramatically: UN climate chief

The United Nations` climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks.

Global warming linked to wildfires: UN climate chief

Wildfires are "absolutely" linked to global warming and increasingly intense heatwaves, the UN climate chief has said, as bushfires burned out of control in Australia.

India-US announce joint working group on climate change

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama have announced formation of a joint working group to enhance bilateral cooperation on addressing global issue of climate change.

New climate report an `alarm clock moment`: UN

An imminent scientific summary on climate change will serve as an "alarm clock moment" for the world, the UN climate chief has said.

World failing over climate change: UN

International leaders are failing in their fight against global warming, one of the United Nations` top climate officials said.

Rising sea level threatens India`s coastal areas

The tranquil stretches of emerald green backwaters in Mumbai and Kerala are among several locales in the western and eastern coasts facing threat from the rising sea level due to climate change.

`US greenhouse gas output rose 3.2% in 2010`

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2 percent in 2010 from the previous year amid economic growth and higher electricity demand from high summer temperatures.

Cabinet nod for 2nd natcom to UNFCCC

The government today approved a communication to a UN climate change body listing steps taken by it to tackle the threat of global warming.

Climate totem: Has Kyoto run its course?

Should the Kyoto Protocol, the only international curb on greenhouse gases, be allowed to die?

Climate change- India’s stand

India is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in volume after the US and China.