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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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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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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 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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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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How climate change caused war, upheaval in Ancient China


July 15th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): Climate change, especially periods of cooling, led to wars, disasters and upheaval in ancient China, new research reveals.Zhibin Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and colleagues used ... 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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I had both failure and success: outgoing UN climate chief (Interview)


June 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 9 (IANS) As he prepares to leave his post at the end of the month, UN climate chief Yvo de Boer says he faced "both failure and ... Read more...

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Talks won’t arrest global warming in next decade: UN climate chief


June 7th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bonn, June 7 (IANS) The ongoing global climate negotiations will not lead to "adequate mitigation targets" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming decades, but will eventually do so, ... 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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Andhra CM to present budget assembly today


February 20th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah, who also holds the finance portfolio, will present the state's annual budget for 2010-11 today.According to sources, the budget will have an ... Read more...

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Climate NGOs want India to reject Copenhagen Accord


January 27th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) An umbrella group of green NGOs has called upon India and other south Asian countries to reject the Copenhagen accord because it was weak to fight climate ... Read more...

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India, China almost certain to sign Copenhagen Accord


January 23rd, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) India and China are almost certain to sign the Copenhagen Accord, especially since Brazil and South Africa have already done so, say senior officials. Environment ... Read more...

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Experts deliberate on roadmap to lower emissions


January 20th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Power generation, transport, manufacture of cement and steel and building construction will be the activities in focus as India prepares a roadmap towards a low-carbon economy. At its ... Read more...

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Green projects can net India $6.15 bn by 2012


January 19th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The national authority for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects has so far approved 1,467 projects, which, if approved by its international counterpart, can net India $6.15 billion ... Read more...

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Expert group for low carbon economy to be announced Tuesday


January 4th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Planning Commission is setting up an expert group to recommend how India can move towards a low carbon economy. The announcement is expected Tuesday, Minister of ... Read more...

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Let us preserve a white Christmas for future generations (Comment)


December 25th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Rev. Babu Joseph World leaders have just returned to their respective countries after hard bargaining at Copenhagen to arrive at a consensus on reducing carbon emissions.For some time, scientists have been ... Read more...

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Copenhagen outcome falls short of expectations: PM (Second Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) India Friday placed itself firmly on the side of the developing world as the Copenhagen climate summit reached its final hours, with Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Climate summit going backwards, say NGOs (To go with No Copenhagen breakthrough, now up to heads of state)


December 15th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 15 (IANS) Rich countries are taking the climate summit backwards, NGOs following the negotiations said Tuesday.The negotiations, said ActionAid's Raman Mehta, "are getting stuck on procedural issues" being ... Read more...

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Countries can’t solve climate change problem, says Pachauri


December 14th, 2009 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 14 (IANS) Grassroots action, especially by the youth, will have to solve the climate change problem as the "nation state does not seem capable" of doing it, Rajendra ... Read more...

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Nine out of 10 disasters this year due to weather


December 14th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Copenhagen, Dec 14 (IANS) Of the 245 natural disasters in the first 11 months of 2009, 224 or 91.4 percent were due to weather, a UN study has found, underscoring ... Read more...

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India to reduce carbon intensity by 24 percent by 2020


December 2nd, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Indian officials have calculated that the country will reduce its carbon intensity by 24 percent by 2020, compared to 2005, if the effects of its National Action ... Read more...

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Emerging countries to discuss US climate offer at Beijing


November 26th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Ten days before the start of the Copenhagen climate summit, the offer by President Barack Obama to cut US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will ... Read more...

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Climate politics eclipses climate science (Comment-Countdown to Copenhagen)


November 16th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta For the last few weeks, leaders of industrialised countries have been busy reducing expectations from next month's critical Copenhagen climate summit, while their counterparts in the developing world declare ambitious ... Read more...

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Four agreements essential for successful Copenhagen treaty: UN climate chief


October 22nd, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) With just five days of formal negotiations left before a crucial climate summit in Copenhagen, "clear and ambitious emissions reduction targets from industrialised countries" was the first ... Read more...

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Stay with Kyoto protocol, urges UN climate chief


October 7th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bangkok, Oct 7 (IANS) "When I have only one pair of shoes, it makes sense to stay with that pair." With these words, UN climate chief Yvo de Boer Wednesday ... Read more...

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Economic crisis has given the world a second chance


October 6th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bangkok, Oct 6 (IANS) By 2020, India must reduce its energy use by 16 percent from a business as usual (BAU) scenario if global warming is to be kept within ... Read more...

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South India floods a result of climate change: Red Cross


October 6th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bangkok, Oct 6 (IANS) The floods in south India that have killed at least 350 people and made millions homeless are a result of climate change, said an expert in ... Read more...

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Rich countries out to ’sabotage’ climate treaty: China


October 5th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Bangkok, Oct 5 (IANS) Industrialised countries are out to "sabotage" a meaningful treaty to fight global warming before the climate summit in Copenhagen, China's chief climate negotiator said here Monday.Expressing ... Read more...

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Gujarat tops on solar projects with $2.4 bn investment


August 23rd, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Gujarat government has approved 34 solar power projects at an investment of Rs.12,000 crore (Rs.120 billion/$2.4 billion) over the next few years, to ... Read more...

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No proposal to restrict car use in Delhi: Minister


August 3rd, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) There is no proposal by the government to restrict the use of private cars in the capital in order to cut carbon dioxide emissions, nor is there ... Read more...

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