India maintains Durban stand at TERI meet

India has reiterated that it stands by the Kyoto Protocol and the world’s rich will have to take into account and address the development needs of many countries.

No legally binding pledges by India on emissions

Days after the Durban Climate Summit, Government today insisted that India has agreed to no legally-binding commitments to reduce its emissions in absolute terms in 2020.

Canada formally withdraws from Kyoto Protocol

Canada has became the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, saying the pact on cutting carbon emissions was preventing the world from effectively tackling climate change.

SA says pressing too much would have killed talks

Hailing the deal reached at the Durban climate conference as "historic", host South Africa today said that pressing the participating countries too hard on emission cuts would have been a "recipe for failure".

India stands ground on equity, as Kyoto Protocol revived

Natarajan`s speech ensured that India`s main concern - the inclusion of the concept of equity in the fight against climate change - became part of the package.

UN climate talks seal legal pact on global warming

The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries under the same legal regime enforcing commitments to control greenhouse gases.

Durban climate talks spill over a day

The UN climate talks in Durban will continue on Saturday - though Friday was the last day of the two-week long conference.

EU blames India for holding up climate deal

The EU blamed India for blocking a new legally binding agreement, saying it was maintaining a "relatively tough stand", thus hampering the countries from arriving at a conclusion.

US says 2 degree limit only `guidance`

The 2 degree limit to global temperature rise was agreed in previous climate talks in Bali in 2007, and governments recognise its importance.

India to be hit by collapse of carbon trading mkt

The carbon trading market may be headed for a crash if negotiations at the climate change conference are any indication, according to experts.

"Big Three" polluters oppose binding climate deal

The world`s three biggest polluters China, the United States and India refused to move toward a new legal commitment to curb their carbon emissions Tuesday.

BASIC pushes for Kyoto Protocol`s extension

The BASIC Tuesday presented a unified stand, saying a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol beyond its expiry date next year is a "must".

Future of planet at stake, Ban tells climate talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today urged deadlocked climate talks in Durban to work urgently for solutions, saying the future of the planet was at stake.

Climate totem: Has Kyoto run its course?

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

`Binding, voluntary cuts must for climate deal`

UNEP has said Voluntary measures by countries and legally binding emission cuts are to condition each other and should not be put into competition against each other.

`Equity central to global deal on climate change`

India is open to discussion on a new legally binding climate change treaty but the principle of equity -- the right of developing nations -- should be central to it.

Global carbon emissions up 50 percent

Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes in 2010.

Jayanthi to lead India’s push at Durban talks

Jayanthi Natarajan will lead the Indian delegation on Monday at the deliberations aimed at hammering out a consensus among 195 countries to ensure that Kyoto Protocol remains relevant.

China lays out conditions for climate deal

China`s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua today laid out conditions under which Beijing would accept a legally-binding climate deal that would go into force after 2020, when current voluntary pledges run out.

Durban climate talks to heat up in second week

All eyes are now on the final leg of the global talks starting Monday which will see heads of state and ministers putting their heads together to tailor a mutually acceptable deal.

India not ready for a new climate regime

India Saturday reiterated that it is not ready to accept a new climate treaty but looked forward to the implementation of the principles of the existing climate regime.

Pledges to cut CO2 will go on: UN official

The top UN climate official said Saturday she is confident industrial countries will renew their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitments expire next year.

China may agree for emission cuts: Official

Under intense pressure to reduce its carbon emissions, China, the world`s biggest emitter of green house gases, has for the first time signaled that it may agree to a quantified target after 2020.

`Arctic much worse since 2006`

Federal officials say the Arctic region has changed dramatically in the past five years — for the worse.

`Half of greenhouse gases emitted by five nations`

China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan top the ranking, with Brazil, Germany, Canada, Mexico and Iran just behind.

Cabinet approves India`s stand at UN climate meet

Union Cabinet today finalised and approved India`s stand at the ongoing UN Climate Conference in Durban.

Discontent grows with US at climate talks

"Developed countries as a whole are not taking climate change seriously as a global issue," Seyni Nafo, of Mali, said.

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.

Financing battle emerges at climate change talks

International climate negotiators were at odds Tuesday on how to raise billions of dollars to help poor countries cope with global warming.

`Rich nations should renew Kyoto commitments`

Brazil said today it would press rich countries attending climate change talks in South Africa to renew their commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto protocol.