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ADB offers $150 mn loan to improve railway system


July 10th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered $150 million loan for expansion of railway tracks and improving overall service.The programme will help India improve rail ... Read more...

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Jaiprakash hydroelectric project gets UNFCCC registration


June 28th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Jaiprakash Power Venture Ltd. (JPVL) Thursday said its 1,000 MW hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh has been registered by the United Nations Framework Convention on ... Read more...

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China bars airlines from paying EU carbon emission charge


February 6th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China's airlines are not allowed to pay a charge on carbon emissions imposed by the European Union (EU) nor are they allowed to hike freight or ... Read more...

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Zuma vows to achieve green growth with or without climate deal


December 4th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 3 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Saturday endorsed the establishment of the South African Renewables Initiative (SARi) funding mechanism during the 17th Conference of Parties to the ... Read more...

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Thousands march for climate justice in Durban


December 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 3 (IANS) Thousands of people, including members of civil society groups from various countries, Saturday marched to the venue of the UN climate change talks here demanding quick ... 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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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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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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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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India sees trade with South Africa, Brazil soon topping $25 bn


October 17th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 17 (IANS) The global economy and the stalled multilateral trade talks will figure prominently at the 5th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summit Tuesday even as New Delhi ... Read more...

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Experts back India’s tough line at climate change talks


October 16th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With India proposing the inclusion of some of neglected issues in the agenda of the UN climate change negotiations in Durban later this year, experts ... Read more...

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Reliance Power’s Tilaiya project gets approval for carbon credits


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Reliance Power, part of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, Monday said its 3,960 MW Tilaiya ultra mega power project in Jharkhand has got approval ... Read more...

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Himachal afforestation scheme gets UN nod


July 17th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) India's first multi-million public afforestation scheme in Himachal Pradesh has been registered for carbon trading by the UN, an official statement said here Sunday."The United Nations ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki joins UN mission on climate change


June 5th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) India's top car maker Maruti Suzuki Sunday said that it has joined the "green league" of companies by registering for the clean development mission (CDM) ... 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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EU, India resolves to work for balanced post-2012 climate change pact


December 10th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): The European Union and India on Friday voiced their firm resolve to continue working for an ambitious, comprehensive and balanced post 2012 agreement as soon as possible based on ... Read more...

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Himachal aims to earn carbon credits


December 8th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has started a process to earn carbon credits under a project of the UN, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Wednesday.Carbon credits provide a ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Ministerial dialogue on Climate Change, technology mechanism


November 4th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.4 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the exchange of letters of agreement between the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UND) and the Government of India ... Read more...

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India, Japan to work together for success at UNFCCC conference in Mexico


October 26th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Oct.25 (ANI): While discussing the importance of a positive result during the current climate change negotiations at the forthcoming conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ... Read more...

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Three Indian rag pickers to address climate change conference


October 5th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Three rag pickers from India will address the UN climate change conference in China Wednesday where they will share their experiences on the steps taken by them ... 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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More clarity and flexibilty needed for carbon trade


September 8th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India Inc and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Wednesday said there should be more clarity and flexibility in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) ... Read more...

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Indian duo on round the world bicycle trip to raise global warming awareness


September 6th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sept 6 (ANI): Indian environmentalists T. Srinivasa Rao and R. Gnanasekaran from, who are on their seventh globe-trotting expedition to raise awareness on global warming, have said that they believe ... Read more...

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India big player at Cancun climate change summit: Mexico


August 17th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India, one of the four BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) countries, will play an important role in the process of arriving at a consensus at ... Read more...

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Mexico seeks India’s support for positive outcome at Cancun (Lead)


August 16th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Mexico Monday sought India's "sustained political guidance and support" for an "ambitious outcome" of the UN climate change summit at Cancun later this year. ... Read more...

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India, Mexico exchange ideas on climate change


August 16th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) India and Mexico, the second largest economy in Latin America, Monday began discussions on a strategy for negotiations at the UN climate change summit at Cancun ... Read more...

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India, Mexico to discuss climate change


August 14th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Ahead of the global climate change summit in Cancun, Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa touches down here on a three-day visit Sunday that will explore views on ... Read more...

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China to begin domestic carbon trading


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) China will start carbon trading in domestic businesses during the next five-year plan beginning in 2011 with an aim to reduce carbon emission. The decision was made at a ... Read more...

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Tata Power gets first CDM project registered


July 15th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's largest private power utility, Tata Power, Wednesday announced the approval of its first clean development mechanism (CDM) registered project. A company press release said that United Nations ... Read more...

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Power-from-waste project launched in Delhi


June 26th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) In a little over a year from now, some homes in the capital will be lit up with power generated from household waste. The Delhi government Saturday ... Read more...

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India, Japan agree to collaborate under UNFCCC


April 30th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): India and Japan on Friday reaffirmed their determination to collaborate closely in negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) towards an agreed outcome ... Read more...

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India, Brazil committed to reducing impact of climate change


April 16th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Brasilia (Brazil), Apr.16 (ANI): Leaders of India and Brazil on Wednesday reaffirmed their concern for climate change and its adverse impacts, and committed themselves to work in close coordination, including in ... Read more...

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There’s urgent need to reform UN bodies: PM


April 16th, 2010 - 1:43 am ICT by ANI
Brasilia, April 15 (ANI): The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday stressed upon the urgent need for reforming the United Nations including the Security Council. During his opening statement at ... Read more...

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