02-12-2012 World leaders gathered in Durban on Nov 28 to kick off the 17th Conference Of Parties climate change talks with a focus on ways to curb ever-rising global carbon emissions and seek a new commitment to the Kyoto Protocol.  more...

 
 

03-11-2012 The Durban climate change conference will bring together representatives from across the World to discuss the new commitment to Kyoto Protocol as well as the Bali Action Plan.  more...

 
 

21-07-2012 India has said discussion on climate change in the Security Council is a welcome step, but maintained that the 15-member body does not have tools to deal with the issue.   more...

 
 

Jairam Ramesh, Environment Minister

09-12-2011 Jairam Ramesh speaking at the ministerial summit at the UN Framework Convention on Climate change at Cancun said, "All countries should take binding commitments in an appropriate legal form."  more...

 
 

Jairam Ramesh/ Photo credit: Frontline

08-12-2011 Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said the South-Asian power could be more affected than any other country by the consequences of climate change as he laid out his plans for reducing India's own greenhouse-gas emissions.  more...

 
 

Jairam Ramesh/ Photo credit: Frontline

06-12-2010 Kyoto Protocol is the "make or break" issue for UN climate talks here, environment minister Jairam Ramesh said, as he pointed not only Japan but many other countries are opposed to continuation of the treaty that legally binds industrialised nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  more...

 
 

Sierra Club activists wearing flags, representing more than 20 countries, take part in a protest by hiding their heads in the sand in Cancun last week.

06-12-2010 As the climate meeting in Cancun, Mexico, begins its second week Monday, heads of state are conspicuously absent and attendance is way down from last year's meeting in Copenhagen.  more...

 
 

03-12-2010 India wants an eight-point pledge from the US and other developed countries at Cancun before yielding to their demand that developing nations must agree to international consultation and analysis (ICA) for monitoring domestic climate actions.  more...

 
 

02-12-2010 At Cancun climate talks, diplomats from the 43 Caribbean, African and Pacific nations grouped as Aosis (Alliance of small island states) at the UN climate talks in Cancun said that they faced "the end of history" if rich countries did not raise their ambition to hold temperatures well below 2C and to stop sea levels rising.  more...

 
 

01-12-2010 On the first day of the 16th annual climate change conference that began in Cancun on Monday, it became clear that the countries had made little progress from the failed previous meet in Copenhagen, but had actually moved backwards on certain issues.   more...

 
 

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