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Russia to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said Russia will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 in comparison to 1990."I confirm that ... Read more...

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BASIC leaders to meet in Delhi to assess Durban outcome


February 13th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Environment ministers from BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India and China - will meet here Tuesday to assess the outcome of climate talks in ... Read more...

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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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GCC oil ministers pass unified oil strategy


December 25th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) oil ministers have recommended approval of unified prospecting law as a guide for three years.The recommendation, issued by the ministers at ... 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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Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord


December 13th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Dec 13 (IANS) Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol, thereby saving about $14 billion in penalties, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday.Kent blamed the "incompetent Liberal government" of ... 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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Major outcome of Durban climate talks


December 11th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) The UN climate change talks in Durban Sunday arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases.The main outcome ... 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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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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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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Countries struggle to reach deal at Durban (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 8 (IANS) With just a day left before the UN climate change talks end, key players BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China), the European Union (EU) and ... 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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EU blames US, China for hampering progress in Durban talks (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) The rift between countries at the UN climate conference here became sharper Wednesday with the European Union (EU) blaming the US and China for hijacking the ... Read more...

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Climate talks hijacked by US-China differences: EU


December 7th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) The rift between countries at the UN climate conference here became sharper Wednesday with the European Union (EU) blaming the US and China for hijacking the ... Read more...

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India to be hit by collapse of carbon trading market


December 7th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) The carbon trading market may be headed for a crash if negotiations at the climate change conference are any indication, according to experts. This is likely ... 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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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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Equity central to global deal on climate change: Natarajan


December 6th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 6 (IANS) India is open to discussion on a new legally binding climate change treaty but the principle of equity -- the right of developing nations -- should ... Read more...

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Differences continue in Durban, China offers conditional deal


December 5th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) As rich and poor countries continued to differ over extending the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012, China, the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, Monday caused a flutter ... Read more...

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US rejects any legal emissions cuts


December 5th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 5 (IANS) The US, the second largest emitter in the world, Monday rejected a legally binding emissions cut, saying it would not like to commit to anything when ... 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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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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Global carbon emissions up 50 percent


December 5th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 5 (IANS) Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes ... 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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The Climate Change Terminology (To go with Curtain Raiser)


November 27th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Acronyms and concepts in climate change talks that you'll come across:UNFCCC: The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change came into existence at the UN Environment Conference at Rio De ... 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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Himachal project to get carbon credit in first for India on public land


October 31st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Ahead of its 17th Conference of Parties in Durban late-November, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has registered for carbon credits the ... Read more...

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BASIC countries meet in China for climate talks


October 30th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) With barely a month left for the global climate change negotiations in Durban, ministers from BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) will hold ... Read more...

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