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EU blames India for climate deal delay, minister rebuts


December 9th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday blamed India for blocking a new legally binding agreement, saying its "relatively tough stand" was hampering countries from arriving at a ... Read more...

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US denies blocking climate deal in Durban


December 8th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) The United States Thursday denied blocking a global deal at the UN climate change talks here, saying it supports the European Union (EU) proposal for a ... Read more...

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Both binding, voluntary cuts must for global climate deal: UNEP


December 6th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) With the debate between rich and poor countries in Durban stuck on legally binding emission cuts versus voluntary measures, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Tuesday ... Read more...

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China agrees to conditional legal emission cuts post-2020


December 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) China, the biggest carbon dioxide emitter, Monday agreed to accept a legally binding climate deal post-2020 but with five pre-conditions, including review of the steps taken ... Read more...

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Zuma vows to achieve green growth with or without climate deal


December 4th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 3 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Saturday endorsed the establishment of the South African Renewables Initiative (SARi) funding mechanism during the 17th Conference of Parties to the ... Read more...

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‘Global community should pick up speed for solution to climate change’


May 13th, 2011 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres Thursday urged the international community to "pick up speed" on the next step ... Read more...

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Don’t let frustration paralyse climate talks: UN environment chief (Interview)


May 25th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Punta del Este (Uruguay), May 25 (IANS) People are justified in being disappointed with the last climate summit in Copenhagen, but their leaders must ensure this frustration does not paralyse ... Read more...

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‘Slim’ prospects for climate deal this year, says UN climate change chief


April 12th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen (Denmark), Apr.12 (ANI): Prospects of finalising a new binding agreement on climate change by the end of the year are "slim", according to UN climate convention chief Yvo de Boer.He was ... Read more...

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`Huge opportunity’ for stronger climate deal in Mexico: de Boer


February 26th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bali, Feb 26 (DPA) The conference on climate change scheduled this year in Mexico represents a "huge opportunity" for a stronger global agreement, UN climate panel chief Yvo de Boer said Friday. "While ... Read more...

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China rejects climate deal blocker accusation


January 16th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Jan 16 (DPA) China Saturday rejected accusations that it had blocked a deal last month at the Copenhagen Climate summit to halt global warming. At a Berlin conference on the future of ... Read more...

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Social justice vital for climate deal: Amartya Sen


January 13th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) Global warming has a strong impact on the poor and world leaders must pay attention to social injustice while negotiating climate deal, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said. The ... Read more...

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Pachauri hopes binding agreement on climate change in Mexico


January 3rd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 3 (ANI): Nobel laureate Rajendra Kumar Pachauri on Sunday expressed hopes that countries would reach a time bound agreement to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases at climate change ... Read more...

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U.S.-BASIC group reach a non-legal binding deal at Copenhagen


December 19th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen, Dec.19 (ANI): United States reached a non-legal binding climate deal with the group of Brazil, South Africa, India, and China (BASIC) here on Saturday.The accord includes a recognition to limit ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon welcomes U.S. backed climate deal as an “essential beginning”


December 19th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen, Dec.19 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed a United States-supported climate deal here and described it as an "essential beginning".Moon, however, said the accord, reached with key nations ... Read more...

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We are moving in the direction of a significant accord, says Obama


December 19th, 2009 - 11:39 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen, Dec.19 (ANI): Just as a climate deal was reached between the United States and BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) group, it is being described as a "meaningful agreement" ... Read more...

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Climate deal - A ‘powerful signal’ or a ’sham’?


December 19th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) As the United States struck a climate deal with India, China and South Africa, President Barack Obama's supporters hailed it as a "powerful signal", but ... Read more...

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Obama arrival raises hope of a climate deal (Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama arrived in Copenhagen Friday, raising hopes of a deal on the final day of key United Nations talks aimed at preventing climate change. Obama ... Read more...

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US, China edge closer ahead of final climate talks day


December 18th, 2009 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (DPA) China Thursday raised the prospects of a climate deal being achieved in Copenhagen by offering to be transparent about its greenhouse gas emission targets. "We promise to make ... Read more...

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No ‘transparency’, no climate deal: Hillary Clinton


December 17th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 17 (IANS) There will be no accord at the climate summit unless emerging economies take "decisive actions" to combat global warming that can be "operationalised in an ... Read more...

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India should push for fairer climate deal: Amartya Sen


December 17th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India should push for a "fairer and juster" global climate deal, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said Thursday while stressing that the country should accept some mandatory ... Read more...

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India will not accept legally binding emission cuts: Jairam Ramesh


December 1st, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): Ahead of the Copenhagen summit, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said that India would not accept any legally binding emission ... Read more...

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China, US agree to work for comprehensive climate deal


November 17th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov.17 (ANI): China and the United States have said that they would work together for positive results at the Copenhagen Climate Change summit slated for December this year.Chinese President Hu ... Read more...

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Can tropical forests save the world? (Comment-Countdown to Copenhagen)


November 17th, 2009 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Nalin Srivastava Expectations about a new global climate deal have reached a fever pitch with only a few weeks to go before the start of the 15th annual United Nations climate change ... Read more...

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Environment ministers prepare for UN climate change summit


November 16th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Nov 16 (DPA) Some 40 environment ministers gathered Monday in Copenhagen for preparatory talks ahead of the UN climate change conference that opens next month in the Danish capital. Ministers from key ... Read more...

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US does not expect binding climate deal in Copenhagen


November 6th, 2009 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Nov 5 (DPA) December's Copenhagen climate conference will produce a "real" but probably not binding agreement, a US climate change negotiator said Thursday. Jonathan Pershing made the comments in Barcelona, Spain, ... Read more...

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Sweden to seek India’s support on climate change


November 4th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Leaders of India and Sweden will hold wide-ranging talks Thursday that will focus on evolving a consensus on a new global climate deal and promoting ... Read more...

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India, China ink pact to fight climate change together


October 21st, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India and China Wednesday signed an agreement to cooperate on ways to fight climate change. They will also continue to work together in international climate deal negotiations. There ... Read more...

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SAARC to make a statement at Copenhagen climate change summit: Ramesh


October 20th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 20 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, said on Tuesday that in addition to the statements by individual countries, SAARC as a separate entity would ... Read more...

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Indian environment minister faces flak over reported policy turnaround (Second Lead)


October 19th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh faced flak over a reported turnaround in the country's stance on climate change negotiations even as he emphasised that industrialised countries ... Read more...

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Industrialised countries must cut emissions: Jairam Ramesh (Lead)


October 19th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Industrialised countries must make deep cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions and this must be verifiable internationally for a global climate deal in Copenhagen this December, ... Read more...

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Climate deal to deliver solar power to 20 mn Indian households


October 16th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 16 (IANS) India's ambitions to roll out a massive solar energy project is set to receive a strong boost as part of a climate change deal ... Read more...

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US hopes to strike climate deal with India: Report


October 15th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The US is hoping to get a commitment from India to fight global warming, the Guardian newspaper reported Thursday. The Obama administration is hoping to win these new ... Read more...

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Saving forests five times better than carbon capture for climate action


October 12th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 12 (ANI): In a new research, WWF (Worldwide fund for Nature) Sweden has determined that saving forests is five times better than carbon capture for climate action.WWF Sweden is urging ... Read more...

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WWF: Saving forests 20 percent of climate-change challenge


September 29th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 29 (DPA) Saving the world's remaining native forests must be a big part of any new climate deal as about 20 percent of global carbon emissions are due to deforestation ... Read more...

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Bangkok climate meet opens amid fresh hope


September 28th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 28 (IANS) The penultimate round of negotiations in preparation for a global climate deal in Copenhagen this December started here Monday, with a fresh impetus given to the process ... Read more...

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