UN chief terms climate pact `significant`

The `Durban Platform` is a "significant and forward" deal that will guide global efforts to address impacts of climate change, UN chief said.

`Fast-start finance` key to climate pact: India

India has voiced disappointment over the US contribution of just USD 1.8 billion so far as part of a USD 30 billion pledge aimed at helping the poorest countries fight global warming.

`New climate pact will be firmer against defaulters`

Top climate expert RK Pachauri
Wednesday said a "stronger and firmer" regime envisaging punitive
action against the defaulters awaits in a new climate treaty,
whenever it is framed.

Poor cannot be sacrificed to climate pact: Manmohan Singh

India can’t accept a global warming treaty that would stall its drive to lift millions out of poverty, PM Singh said.


UK for Climate pact to go beyond Kyoto

UK on Monday said that potential agreement at Copenhagen would have to go beyond Kyoto Protocol.

Obama calls for climate pact with immediate effect

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the United States and China want next month`s climate change talks in Copenhagen to culminate in a global accord that has "immediate operational effect."