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Living atop a tree, he campaigns for the environment (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Brikesh Singh is getting ready to climb another tree, this time inside a tiger reserve, and stay there for a month - not for fun ... Read more...

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Spiritual guru favours carbon tax


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sohom Baba, one of the UN appointed observers at the recently concluded climate summit at Durban, South Africa, Thursday called for imposing carbon tax ... Read more...

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India gets its way as climate summit ends


December 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) An impassioned speech by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan capped the finale of the UN climate summit that ended here early Sunday with a Durban Package, after ... Read more...

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Durban Summit goes down to the wire, negotiators hopeful of deal (Third Lead)


December 11th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 10 (IANS) Already way past deadlines, the fortnight long UN climate summit in this port city was going down to the wire Saturday evening as ministers and bureaucrats ... Read more...

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Some hope for a deal at Durban climate summit


December 10th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 10 (IANS) As the fortnight long UN climate summit in this port city went into a series of closed door meetings on its extra day Saturday, some hope ... Read more...

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Climate summit looks at weak deal


November 30th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 30 (IANS) The annual climate summit got into stride here Wednesday, with bureaucrats from 192 countries making some progress over the vexed issue of transferring green technologies to ... Read more...

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China readies big climate offer, India mulls support


November 29th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 29 (IANS) China is ready to offer legally binding commitments to limit its emission of greenhouse gases (GHG). If the offer, to come into effect after 2020, is ... Read more...

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Eurozone crisis may cloud Durban climate talks


November 13th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Ahead of the Durban climate change talks beginning Nov 28, experts are worried that Eurozone crisis may curtail the billions of dollars of funding from ... Read more...

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Prince Charles to visit South Africa


October 14th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 14 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, will pay an official visit to South Africa between Nov 2 and ... Read more...

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We expect leadership from India: UN climate chief


February 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) India played an "exceedingly helpful role" in the last climate summit and "we expect the same this year and beyond", UN climate chief Christiana Figueres ... Read more...

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Small island nations to be focus of Delhi environment summit


February 1st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Small island-states which are facing the biggest challenge from global warming will be at the focus of Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) beginning Thursday. The DSDS ... Read more...

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‘It will take 300yrs to reclaim land swallowed by deserts in China’


January 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A senior official has said that despite the Chinese government's efforts to prevent desertification, it will take close to 300 years to reclaim the land that has ... Read more...

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Himalayan monks to launch green movement in Kolkata


December 17th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The fast-melting glaciers in the Himalayas could destroy Hindu pilgrimage spots as well as the caves where thousands of sadhus meditate, and monks have decided to launch a ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh, activists differ over India’s Cancun gains


December 12th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Even as Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh feels that "India's interests had been fully protected" at the just-concluded climate summit in Cancun, environmentalists were left unimpressed.The UN climate ... Read more...

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Merkel praises Jairam Ramesh’s role at Cancun


December 12th, 2010 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday praised India's Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for his "important contributions" at the Cancun climate summit.Talking to reporters in a joint ... Read more...

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No commitments in Cancun Agreement, India’s interests ‘protected’ (Second Lead)


December 11th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate summit reached the Cancun Agreement here early Saturday - but there was no mention of the extent to which industrialised countries would ... Read more...

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Climate summit reaches agreement - without commitments


December 11th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate summit reached the Cancun Agreement in the early hours of Saturday at the end of fortnight-long tortuous negotiations at this Caribbean beach ... Read more...

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Climate talks near finale with agreements still on hold


December 10th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 10 (IANS) The annual UN climate summit entered its final day here Friday with all agreements still on hold, though many of the delegates from 193 ... Read more...

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India moves to break deadlock in Cancun, activists unhappy (Lead)


December 9th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) In a radical departure in stance, India has proposed a "binding commitment under appropriate legal form" to tackle climate change. But Environment Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Three killed in Mexico violence


December 9th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Cancun (Mexico), Dec 9 (IANS/EFE) Three people were found brutally murdered in this Mexican resort city, where a UN climate summit is going on amid heavy security.In two separate incidents Wednesday that ... Read more...

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India makes major move to save climate talks


December 9th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 9 (IANS) India has made a major move towards a global treaty where its own attempts to tackle climate change may become a "binding commitment under appropriate ... Read more...

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India under fire as climate talks deadlocked


December 8th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 8 (IANS) India came under fire to get its commitment to tackle climate change under a legally binding global treaty, but it declared this unacceptable as ... Read more...

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Small farmers hold big key to solving global warming


December 7th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 7 (IANS) Most of the world's 500 million small farmers who own two hectares or less of land use traditional cropping methods which are more eco-friendly. They ... Read more...

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UN climate summit starts with little hope (Lead)


November 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Nov 29 (IANS) The rate at which the earth is heating up has picked pace again, but the annual UN summit to combat climate change that starts here ... Read more...

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Emission pledges not enough to avoid worst consequences of global warming: UN report


November 24th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): The pledges made last year by 80 countries to reduce green house gas emissions are falling short of what is required to avoid the worst consequences of global ... Read more...

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New Indian plan gets support from UN climate chief (Lead)


November 10th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) A new plan put forward by India for success at the forthcoming climate summit at Cancun received support from the UN climate chief Wednesday.Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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European delegation to study India’s financial, economic reforms


October 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Following the fallout of the worst financial crisis in Europe, a delegation comprising members of the European Parliament are on a three-day visit to India to ... Read more...

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Rajasthan farmers say climate change affecting livelihood


October 5th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 5 (IANS)Small and marginal farmers are suffering the most due to climate change manifesting through rising temperature and erratic rainfall, dwindling the scope for livelihood in agriculture and animal husbandry.This ... Read more...

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Rich countries may pay $10 bn this year: UN climate chief


September 8th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Rich countries are likely to live up to their commitment to pay $10 billion this year to combat climate change, the UN's new climate panel chief said ... Read more...

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US Senate postpones climate action for lack of support


July 23rd, 2010 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (DPA) The US Senate has postponed action on overhauling climate and energy policy, the chamber's top Democrat said Thursday, proposing a much scaled-back version in its place. Senate Majority ... Read more...

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India will lead ‘global carbon budget’ debate: Jairam Ramesh


June 28th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, June 28(ANI): Union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said that India will take the lead on global carbon budget, and will initiate a debate at the next Climate ... Read more...

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Saudi placard vandalized, climate talks slowed further


June 11th, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 11 (IANS) The official placard of the Saudi Arabian delegation was vandalised at the venue of the global talks here in preparation for the next climate summit. As ... Read more...

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Fissure over numbers as some countries block climate study (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 10 (IANS) A new fissure has opened up between other developing countries and emerging economies at the May 31-June 11 talks here to prepare for the next climate ... Read more...

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Fissure over numbers at climate talks


June 10th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 10 (IANS) A new fissure has opened up between emerging economies and other developing countries at the May 31-June 11 talks here to prepare for the next climate ... Read more...

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Climate treaty virtually written off this year


June 9th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) Delegates from many of the 194 countries gathered here to prepare for the next climate summit in Mexico this November Wednesday virtually wrote off the chances ... Read more...

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