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India wants equitable response at climate talks: PM (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the lack of collective global will to seriously address climate change and said India would play ... Read more...

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Climate talks should go by equitable agreement: PM


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday expressed concern over the lack of collective global will to address the climate change issue seriously and said India ... Read more...

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UN says Canada’s withdrawal from Kyoto Protocol ‘regrettable’


December 14th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations has expressed its regret after the Canadian government decided to withdraw from the 1997 Kyoto Protocol agreement on climate change, officials said."I regret that ... Read more...

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At Durban, Kyoto Protocol gets extension


December 11th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) Despite efforts by rich countries to junk the Kyoto Protocol after 2012, when its first term ends, the poor counties had their say at the UN ... 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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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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Demonstrate leadership to tackle climate change: Ban Ki-Moon


December 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday warned that the world doesn't have time to lose and urged leaders of countries to demonstrate political leadership to ... Read more...

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Deadlock over Kyoto Protocol’s extension persists at Durban


December 6th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) The negotiations at the UN climate change conference in Durban Tuesday remained stuck on the extension of Kyoto Protocol -- the only legally binding regime controlling ... Read more...

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Invoking Gandhi to make Durban talks deliver


December 5th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) As negotiations at the UN climate change talks headed for a deadlock, Bangladesh Monday appealed to delegates that the Durban conference cannot fail as this is ... Read more...

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India not ready for a new climate regime


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 3 (IANS) Terming pressure from rich nations to take legally binding emission cuts as "rumours", India Saturday reiterated that it is not ready to accept a new climate ... 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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Heat but no light likely at Durban climate talks


November 27th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The stage is set for the annual UN summit on climate change starting Monday at Durban in South Africa but Indian officials and experts ... Read more...

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Shun competitive politics at Durban, Natarajan urges rich nations


November 17th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Sending a strong message to the developed countries, Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Thursday said rich countries should not get involved in competitive politics ... Read more...

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No point in Kyoto pact extension without US, says Britain


November 16th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) While supporting the extension of Kyoto Protocol, Britain says it won't be good for the European Union (EU) to sign up for a second commitment ... Read more...

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India to push for Kyoto Protocol’s extension


September 15th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India along with other developing countries will push for a second commitment period for Kyoto Protocol - the only legally binding framework on reducing emissions ... Read more...

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Delay in disbursing funds to poor countries disappointing: Ramesh


February 27th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Sunday termed the delay in disbursement of fast-start funding by developed countries to poor countries as the "biggest disappointment" and "betrayal of trust", ... Read more...

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BASIC countries environment ministers discuss climate change in Delhi


February 27th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Environment Ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - met here on Sunday to assess the post Cancun climate change policy and actions ... Read more...

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Climate solution must be based on equity: Economic Survey


February 25th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Any solution to climate change must involve all countries, with reorganisation of "common but differentiated responsibilities" and the principle of "equity", according to the Economic Survey ... Read more...

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Cancun was disappointing, don’t expect much at Durban: Ramesh (Lead)


February 4th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Terming the climate change talks at Cancun last year as "disappointing", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the world should not expect much from the UN climate ... Read more...

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Cancun was disappointing from environmental view: Ramesh


February 4th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The climate change talks at Cancun last year were disappointing from the environmental point of view but were a political advancement, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday.Addressing ... 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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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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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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Old quarrels threaten new gains in climate change fight


December 6th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Cancun (Mexico), Dec 6 (IANS) Old arguments between industrialised and developing countries threaten to derail new gains in the attempt to tackle global warming as the annual UN climate conference ... Read more...

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Ramesh suggests “aggressive damage control” to deal with Japan’s stance


December 5th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by ANI
Cancun (Mexico), Dec.5 (ANI): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday suggested "aggressive damage control" to deal with the Japanese decision of not signing up to commitments under the Kyoto Protocol after 2012.Interacting ... Read more...

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India fully committed to Kyoto Protocol: Jairam Ramesh


December 1st, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India was fully committed to the Kyoto Protocol but there was no agreement globally on its second commitment post-2012, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said Wednesday. "India is ... Read more...

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India will be more flexible at Cancun climate talks: Ramesh


November 10th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India is willing to show more flexibility and will play a leadership role at the climate change talks in Cancun next month to ensure a constructive outcome, ... Read more...

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BASIC countries want legally binding climate change agreement


April 26th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, April 26 (IANS) India, China, Brazil and South Africa Monday called for finalising a legally binding treaty on reduction of carbon emission latest by 2011 and indicated that the world ... Read more...

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India, China, Brazil, S Africa support Copenhagen Accord (Lead)


January 24th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) India, China, Brazil and South Africa Sunday announced their support to the Copenhagen Accord to combat climate change but emphasised it was a political rather than ... Read more...

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UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol must be strengthened, says Wen


December 18th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Friday the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol reflected a broad consensus among all parties and, therefore, ... Read more...

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Climate Change hijacks CHOGM 2009


November 29th, 2009 - 1:05 am ICT by ANI
By Smita PrakashPort of Spain, Nov.28 (ANI): The issue of climate change has literally hijacked the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, with every other global issue being put on ... Read more...

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India has not changed stand on climate negotiations: Minister


November 24th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India has taken a credible and consistent position in international negotiations on climate change, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said here Tuesday. In reply ... Read more...

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Rich nations must pledge ’substantial’ climate funds: Pranab


November 9th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Rich nations must "contribute substantially" to funds that will help developing countries in the global fight against climate change, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said. "Developed countries will have ... Read more...

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Billions of euros in the balance in EU East-West emissions row


October 21st, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, Oct 21 (DPA) Billions of euros' worth of greenhouse-gas emission permits hung in the balance Wednesday as environment ministers from Eastern and Western Europe fought to break the European Union's deadlock ... Read more...

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