UN climate summit

Talks on climate deal heat up over bill for global warming

The trillion-dollar question of who should pay for global warming is coming to a head in talks on an international climate pact, as developing countries worry they won't get enough money to tackle the problem.

Oct 24, 2015, 09:44 AM IST

Rich nations stalling on climate finance: Developing bloc

The G77 bloc of developing nations insists that firm funding commitments from developed nations must make it into the core of the agreement being shaped at talks in Bonn.

Oct 22, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

EU to set out negotiating stand for Paris climate summit

The European Union is due Friday to formally set out its negotiating stand for the UN climate summit in Paris, including committing to 40 percent greenhouse gas emission cuts over 1990 levels.

Sep 18, 2015, 21:49 PM IST

European Union slams top economies on climate summit targets

The EU today urged India, Indonesia, Brazil and other major economies to immediately submit their emissions reductions targets to help avoid failure at the UN climate summit in Paris later this year.

Aug 20, 2015, 21:06 PM IST

G7 says 'deep cuts' in greenhouse gases needed this century

G7 leaders said at a summit Monday that deep cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions are required with a "decarbonisation of the global economy" over the course of this century.

Jun 08, 2015, 21:33 PM IST

Bhutan, Maldives echo India on global climate change pact

Echoing India's stand, its neighbours Bhutan and Maldives Friday called for a "strong" agreement that is geared towards the needs of developing countries to adapt to climate change as well as pumps in funds in the global climate kitty.

Feb 06, 2015, 18:11 PM IST

FACTBOX: What was agreed and what wasn't agreed in Lima climate talks

UN climate negotiations wrapped up in Lima on Sunday with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed on in Paris in a year`s time.

Dec 15, 2014, 12:15 PM IST

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared the ground for Paris's next year gathering to forge concrete measures aimed at slowing increases in global temperature, droughts, floods, storms, and sea-level rise.

Dec 15, 2014, 08:37 AM IST

UN for working together on matters of finance and adaptation

The UN has asked countries to work together to take action on matters of finance and adaptation and define a clear pathway for achieving the goal of USD 100 billion per year by 2020 in support of developing countries.

Dec 10, 2014, 05:22 AM IST

Still possible to curb warming but time short: Ban Ki-moon

The UN urged nations Tuesday to seize a shrinking opportunity to tame global warming as ministers negotiated in Lima for a new world pact to slash carbon emissions.

Dec 10, 2014, 02:08 AM IST

India named among moderate-performers on climate change

India has been named as a moderate-performing country in combating climate change with Australia being the worst in this sphere, according to a report released at climate negotiations here.

Dec 10, 2014, 00:23 AM IST

India working with developing nations to push for climate deal

India Tuesday said the developing nations, including China, are on the same page on several issues regarding climate and they will work together to push for the conclusion of a historic agreement to be signed next year in Paris to curb potentially disastrous global warming.

Dec 09, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

UN's definition of 'climate finance' comes under scrutiny

The UN's definition of 'climate finance' came under the scrutiny of developing countries and civil society here Thursday after it emerged that about USD 1 billion in Japanese funding meant for combating global warming was used to build three coal-fired power plants in Indonesia.

Dec 04, 2014, 16:29 PM IST

Include more adaptation efforts in Paris climate deal: India

With the ministerial-level talks to begin next week at the UN climate summit here, India today said its position remains very strong on the need for a balanced inclusion of adaptation efforts in the 2015 Paris agreement and less focus on mitigation.

Dec 03, 2014, 14:42 PM IST

UN climate summit begins in Peru, 190 nations attend

 Officials from over 190 nations, including India, today converged here at the UN climate summit to negotiate on a new ambitious and binding deal to cut global carbon emissions, in the last chance to reach on a historic deal to be signed next year in Paris.

Dec 01, 2014, 13:04 PM IST

UN chief lauded for role in world climate efforts

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was recognized in New York by the South-South Awards for his role in leading the world's efforts to combat climate change.

Sep 25, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

'Unfair to look at climate commitment on participation basis'

India Tuesday said it is "unfair" to question the commitment of countries on the issue of climate change on the basis of the participation of their leaders at a summit being hosted by the UN Secretary General.

Sep 23, 2014, 18:03 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi to skip UN climate summit in New York: Reports

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a key summit on climate change Tuesday in New York where more than 100 world leaders including US President Barack Obama will attend the meeting.

Sep 23, 2014, 13:31 PM IST

China pledges to cut carbon intensity by 45 pc by 2020

China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, has pledged to reduce its carbon emission intensity by 40-45 per cent by 2020 from the 2005 level in a new plan unveiled just ahead of a UN climate summit in New York.

Sep 19, 2014, 22:26 PM IST

US based EcoSikh asks Sikhs to fight climate change

Ahead of the Sep 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Washington-based environmental organisation, EcoSikh has asked Sikhs to strengthen their connection to the Sikh faith through environmentalism and expand their political voice.

Sep 19, 2014, 11:22 AM IST