The emission intensity of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be reduced by 20-25 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level without reckoning the emissions from agriculture sector, Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.
In a significant move, India today did not oppose participation in a discussion on the issue of harmful greenhouse gas hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the UN Montreal Protocol on ozone-depleting substances.
Ahead of next month's UN climate conference in Lima, the reconstituted Executive Committee on Climate Change Friday reviewed the progress made by the eight national missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).
Top greenhouse gas emitters China and the US today announced a "historic" pact that could cut their emissions by close to a third over the next two decades, as President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama held talks to push forward new type of major-country ties.
In a finding that is seen as a significant factor in reducing global warming, a new NASA-led study confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit.
Environment watchdogs rejected Europe`s 2030 greenhouse gas-curbing plan as inadequate today but the UN climate chief hailed it as a "positive" step towards a new international pact against global warming.
Almost 200 countries on Saturday kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at a meeting widely criticised as lacking urgency.