tackling climate change

Sebastian Coe launches Olympic bicycles


December 11th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games Organising Committee, launched a set of Olympic bicycles Sunday at the British Embassy in ... Read more...

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President Patil lauds Mauritius for its support to India over UNSC seat


April 26th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Port Louis (Mauritius), Apr 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Tuesday lauded the Mauritius government for its consistent support to India's candidature for permanent membership of an expanded United Nations Security ... Read more...

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Deal locally with climate change impact


March 21st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Think globally, but act locally when studying about plants, animals and the impact of global warming, advise researchers.Policy makers have been pressing biologists to dissect how ... Read more...

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Youths’ role vital in tackling climate change: UN chief


January 19th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 19 (IANS/WAM) Involving the youth is vital to tackle the global challenge of climate change, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Engaging with the youth of today is a ... Read more...

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“The great goals are within reach” - UN’s Ban


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the General Assembly on Thursday calling on the international community to pull together as the “great goals” of the world ... Read more...

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BlackBerry boss to represent private sector on UN panel


August 10th, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) based at Waterloo near here, was Monday appointed to a United Nations panel to study globally sustainable economic ... Read more...

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Major emitters meet to narrow climate differences after Copenhagen


April 20th, 2010 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (DPA) Climate representatives of the world's biggest polluters held their first meeting Monday since a disappointing Copenhagen summit failed to reach agreement on a new treaty. The 17-nation Major Economies ... Read more...

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India-China hold talks on climate change cooperation


March 26th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) To take forward their bilateral cooperation in tackling climate change issues, India and China Friday held talks to chart out their future course of action on the ... 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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Malaria vaccine three years away, says Bill Gates


January 26th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 26 (ANI): Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is a key campaigner against malaria, has said that a vaccine for the disease should be available in three years.The business tycoon's foundation ... Read more...

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Beijing accused precipitating climate change stalemate


December 20th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 20 (ANI): Some delegates who attended the recently concluded Conference of Parties-15 (COP-15) climate change meeting on Copenhagen, Denmark, have been openly critical of China for its intransigence.They ... 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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Chinese, Brazilian leaders discuss climate change


December 18th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Dec 18 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met here to exchange views on cooperation in dealing with global climate change. Wen said that China ... Read more...

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No change in climate stance without parliament approval


December 14th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) There will be no change in India's stance on tackling climate change without taking parliament into confidence, the Rajya Sabha was assured Monday. "Yes," Minister of State for ... Read more...

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India has major stake in success of Copenhagen: Manmohan


November 28th, 2009 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
By Manish ChandPort of Spain, Nov 28 (IANS) With ten days to go for the Copenhagen conference, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Lancet studies say reducing greenhouse gases will also benefit human health


November 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A series of six studies published in the medical journal The Lancet have determined that tackling climate change by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions will have ... Read more...

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Women most vulnerable to climate change, says UN report


November 19th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Women, particularly those in poor countries, are among the most vulnerable to climate change, said a United Nations report released here Thursday. "They (women) are among the most ... Read more...

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US won’t sign a treaty at Copenhagen until Senate approves (Lead)


November 13th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) With barely a month left for the start of the climate change conference at Copenhagen, the United States Friday indicated that it will not initial any treaty ... Read more...

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US will sign treaty at Copenhagen only after Senate approval: Official


November 13th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Unites States has indicated that it will not be signatory to any treaty in Copenhagen, before it gets approval from the Senate. This was indicated by US ... Read more...

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Ahead of PM’s visit, India, US to discuss climate change


November 10th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will hold talks with Indian officials later this week over climate change and clean energy, one of the important issues on ... Read more...

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Developed world responsible for climate change: Mukherjee


November 10th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said India had differences with developed countries over funding to tackle climate change, but left it to the UN Framework Convention ... Read more...

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Has Obama’s election changed race relations in US?


November 3rd, 2009 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Chris Cermak Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) There were tears of joy and a real sense of history in the making. For many African-Americans, Barack Obama's election in November 2008 as president ... Read more...

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Indians very pessimistic about tackling climate change: report


November 2nd, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Nov 2 (IANS) Optimism that climate change can be managed has fallen more sharply in India than in any other major economy of the world, according to an ... Read more...

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India among countries leading fight against climate change: WWF (Lead)


September 28th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 28 (IANS) India, China and Japan are now leading the world to reach a deal this December that will be effective in tackling climate change while EU and the US ... Read more...

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Did Obama hold Sarah Brown’s hand to repudiate snub claims?


September 26th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Pittsburgh, Sep. 26 (ANI): Flouting claims of a lukewarm relationship between the US President and British PM, Barack Obama held hands with Gordon Brown's wife Sarah when they met in Pittsburgh, ... Read more...

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World leaders commit to tackling climate change (Second Lead)


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (DPA) World leaders committed to reach a significant agreement for curbing climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the year, but promised few specifics during a ... Read more...

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FORMER BRITISH PM TONY BLAIR SITS DOWN WITH CNN’S TALK ASIA


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
It has been two years since former British Prime Minister Tony Blair left office. This week's TALK ASIA follows him to China as he speaks to CNN's John Vause on issues ... Read more...

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India needs to grow, we understand that: British minister


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Britain understands the need for economic growth in India and would not pressurise New Delhi to reduce emissions, British Minister for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband said ... Read more...

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Oz women more active than men in tackling climate change


August 12th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 12 (ANI): Women are more active in fighting climate change, and plan to do more in the future, than men, a survey conducted for the Australia Institute has found.The online ... Read more...

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US will match Germany’s climate change commitment: Obama


June 26th, 2009 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said Friday that he hopes Washington will soon be able to match Germany's commitment to tackling climate change and boosting clean energy. After a ... Read more...

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MPs urge wealthy nations to stand and deliver on climate change


June 12th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) One hundred senior legislators from around the globe meeting in Rome Friday called on the world's wealthiest eight countries to transfer up to $140 billion per year to ... Read more...

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Global warming as big a threat as arms race, say scientists


May 29th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, May 29 (ANI): Scientists have warned that climate change poses as great a threat as the nuclear arms race, and have called on world leaders to take action to tackle the ... Read more...

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Fighting climate change is like losing weight: Hillary Clinton


April 23rd, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has compared the challenge of tackling climate change to her own fight to lose weight.Speaking to State Department staff on Earth ... Read more...

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Climate summit ends with calls for more action


March 13th, 2009 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, March 13 (DPA) Researchers from over 70 countries ended a three-day meeting Thursday on future threats of global warming including rising sea levels. Potential threats discussed included acidification of oceans and reductions ... Read more...

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Rare butterfly reveals role of habitat for species tackling climate change


February 25th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new research that tracked the recovery of a rare British butterfly over 18 years has shown it is possible to predict how fast a population will ... Read more...

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