Reducing emissions is primary way to fight climate change: Study

Researchers have said that reducing emissions will be the primary way to fight climate change.

European Commission seeks 2030 CO2 reduction target of 40%

EU member states should cut their carbon dioxide emissions, widely blamed for global warming, by 40 per cent by 2030, the European Commission said today.

Fuel quality norms are need of the hour: TERI

With rapidly escalating growth in vehicle numbers in India and air quality deteriorating as a result of emissions, environmental research leader TERI has called for stringent vehicular emission and fuel quality norms if future ambient pollution levels are to be brought down.

East Asian giants must work together on climate change: ADB

The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday called on China and Japan to band together in fighting the disastrous effects of climate change, despite their diplomatic hostilities.

Won’t accept EU measures on emissions: China

China said it will not accept any "unilateral and compulsory market measures" announced by the European Union threatening Chinese carriers with fines for non-compliance with its Emissions Trading System (ETS).

`Emissions set to raise in India and China`

Emissions in India and China set to rise as Asia-Pacific region faces mounting challenges in tackling climate change, water scarcity, species extinction and hazardous waste as its economy forges ahead, a UN report has warned.

Greenhouse gas emissions hitting record highs

Greenhouse gas emissions are going up instead of down despite 20 years of effort.

Halting emissions would still make earth warmer

If greenhouse gas emissions stopped now, the earth would still likely get warmer.

US eyes new rules on power plants to curb emissions

The US plans to impose new pollution standards on power plants and oil
refineries in 2012 as part of efforts to curb greenhouse gas
emissions.

New heating system may cut GHG emissions

Experts have suggested that a new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically reduce the UK`s greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenhouse emissions up 58% in last 15 yrs

India`s greenhouse gas emissions
(GHGs) have increased by 58 per cent to 1.9 billion tonnes
between 1994-2009, primarily from coal-based power sector that
nearly doubled its carbon footprint, a study has said.

Nuclear power vital to cutting CO2 emissions: Report

Roughly a quarter of global electricity could be generated by nuclear power by 2050.

Japanese indus groups against specifying emissions cut target

9 Japanese industry groups have expressed their opposition to specifying the nation`s greenhouse gas emissions cut target.

China says no emissions cap for now

China`s top climate change negotiator has said the world`s biggest carbon polluter has no intention of capping greenhouse gas emissions for the time being, state media reported Thursday.

India submits proposed emission cuts to UN

India on Saturday submitted its
proposed emission intensity cut targets by 20-25 per cent by
2020 to the UN, a day before the world body`s January 31
deadline for submitting the climate change mitigation steps
under the Copenhagen Accord.

Cow Genome mapped; can help cut methane emissions

: Cows release a lot of
greenhouse gas when they digest, but a new study has mapped
the DNA from one of the culprits -- a bacteria species.

Brazil to cut 39 percent CO2 emissions

Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday signed a law requiring that Brazil cut greenhouse gas emissions by 39 percent by 2020, meeting a commitment made at the Copenhagen climate change summit.

China for 45% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020

China announced plans to boost its energy efficiency by slowing the growth of CO2 emissions.

Carbon dioxide emissions up by 29 percent: Report

Carbon dioxide emissions are up by 29 percent since 2000, far beyond the capacity of the global "sinks" to absorb such volumes, says a report.

CO2 emissions rise 2% despite global financial crisis

A new research has determined that despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis, carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2 percent in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 tonnes of carbon per capita per year.