Nations narrow gap on make-or-break climate issue

Rich and developing nations thrashing out a UN climate-rescue pact have moved closer on the make-or-break issue of compensation for damages caused by global warming, observers and negotiators said Thursday.

Climate change on talks agenda at Pacific Islands Forum summit

Climate change will be high on the agenda of talks at the second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on August 21 in Jaipur, being attended by all the 14 nations.

Nations warn time running short to prepare Paris climate deal

Several nations expressed growing unease on Thursday that time is running short to resolve disputes about global warming after U.N. talks ended with little progress towards an international deal to combat climate change meant to be agreed in December.

UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon

Calls by the Group of Seven (G7) Monday to slash world carbon emissions did little to boost UN climate talks in Bonn, where frustration mounted over the snail-like progress. 

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.

Climate champion Al Gore voices hope for Paris talks
Climate champion Al Gore voices hope for Paris talks

Environmentalist and former US vice president Al Gore voiced high hopes Monday for global climate talks due in Paris in December, saying "the future of the world depends" on their outcome.

Progress in Geneva with climate pact blueprint

UN negotiators in Geneva offered an outline Wednesday for a global climate pact that was welcomed by observers as inclusive and unifying, though much editing lies ahead.

EU says Lima outcome keeps climate talks on track

The European Union (EU) said Monday the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima was a step forward on the road to a global climate deal in Paris next year.

Lima draft deal would lead to weaker agreement in Paris: CSE

India has not gained or lost anything in the short term from climate talks here, but will lose in the longer term as the draft deal reached would lead to a much weaker agreement in Paris, triggering increase in extreme weather that will affect billions of poor people globally, a leading Indian advocacy group said.

Climate talks extended as negotiators fail to break logjam

Crucial UN Climate talks ran into extra time as the negotiators from more than 190 countries, including India, today struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing countries to agree on a draft text of a new binding agreement to cut global carbon emissions.

With rich-poor split, climate talks run into overtime

UN climate talks went deep into overtime on Friday as negotiators struggled to break a deadlock between rich and developing nations on the underpinnings of a world carbon-cutting pact. 

India very important player in climate talks: US

Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi.

INDCs should be exclusively devoted to mitigation: EU

The EU on Tuesday said the intended nationally determined contributions of all nations on climate should be exclusively devoted to mitigation, a stand opposed by India which want more adaptation elements to be included in the INDCs.

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.

`Equity is bottom line on climate change negotiations`

India today said the principle of "equity" for cutting carbon emissions should be the "bottom line" of talks on climate change.

`Climate talks should go by equitable agreement`

PM Manmohan Singh expressed concern over the lack of collective global will to address the climate change issue.

Climate talks: Lukewarm response to India`s agenda

India`s 3 point agenda -- talks
on carbon space sharing, IPR and unilateral trade barriers has
got a lukewarm response from key negotiating blocs.

Qatar to host next round of climate talks

Qatar, the world`s top per capita emitter of carbon dioxide, will host the next round of climate change talks scheduled for December 2012.

In climate talks West would redefine rich and poor

As delegates gather in South Africa to plot the next big push against climate change, Western governments are saying it`s time to move beyond traditional distinctions between industrial and developing countries.

World stumbles toward climate summit

Bangkok meet failed to narrow the deep divisions between the developing world and the camp led by US.