Climate Change


By Vijeta Rattani, Arjuna Srinidhi, DTE Staff
Published: Tuesday 20 October 2015

CSE Deputy Director General states that coal is used as a major fuel globally and not just in India
Experts say that displacement and migration occurs because of the failure of adaptation in most vulnerable countries and, therefore, should be part of loss and damage
Insurance is currently being used as a mechanism to provide financial safety net as part of climate-induced disaster relief
They insist that loss and damage is a non-negotiable element of the Paris agreement
The report says that climate change threatens the economic growth trajectories of India, Bangladesh and Indonesia
Developed countries only want CO2 reduction comitments, but backtrack on finance
Developed and developing countries agree to disagree as climate negotiations hit a stalemate in Paris
Parties urged to speed up talks in informal groups
Hydro projects emit methane, make water and energy systems vulnerable to climate change, cause severe damage to ecosystems and affect locals
Flaring up issues of transparency and reporting of climate actions could be a tactic by developed nations to divert attention from more crucial agendas
A look at who left their shoes behind at Place de la Republique during the climate march ban in Paris
AREI aims to achieve 10 GW of new renewable installation by 2020, and expand the generation capacity to 300 GW by 2030
A crucial issue is whether private money should be included in the target to reach US $100 billion for mitigating climate change impacts
As India’s growth ambitions are different and more critical than that of China, the coalition may not be a good idea
Matt McDonald, associate professor of international relations at University of Queensland, explains the position of developing nations and small island states at COP 21
The country will experience 1-1.5°C increase in mean annual air temperature in the near term from 2016 to 2045 with ‘profound’ implications for agriculture and crop production
Going by the happenings on the first day, the gathering at Paris seems to be all about homilies
Acknowledging that clean energy is a vital part of the long-term response to climate change, some countries came together to enhance the pace of innovation
Tibetans hold climate march in Delhi to raise awareness about unchecked mining and dams in Tibet which are resulting in ecological devastation of the Tibetan plateau
Chandra Bhushan, Deputy Director General of Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi analyses Narendra Modi's speech at the COP 21 Paris
Countries agree on imposing carbon tax and adopting a market mechanism for trading carbon as part of their plan to reduce emissions
Indications are that India will be made the "fall guy". Developed countries will try at every step to propose changes in the 1992 convention, just to attract opposition from India
José Graziano Da Silva calls for a safer, fairer and more inclusive world
A new bloc of 'vulnerable' countries has emerged at the Paris climate talks—perhaps heralding the end of the old rich-poor geopolitical divide
'The climate change agreement must send a clear enough signal to investors to encourage the scaling up of solar and other renewable forms of energy'
Developed countries must take the lead and developing countries must be supported in adapting
Paris must agree to operationalise equity by accepting that the level of effort of each country’s INDC will be equal to its share of the global carbon budget
Parties succeed in laying a path for the functioning of contact group on the feasibility and ways of managing HFCs in Montreal Protocol.
Member countries urged to work swiftly towards an ambitious deal
In an informal paper, the country prioritises the need to provide finance for countries 'that require it the most'
Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment analyses the total, per capita and sectorwise greenhouse gas emissions of different countries based on latest available data
A Centre for Science and Environment analysis shows that the number of natural disasters reported in developing countries has increased
From funding to technology assistance for phase out of ozone depleting substances, a lot is being debated
Parties start discussion on core challenges in a more focused way
On the second day of the meeting, developing countries raise concerns over the phasing out of HFCs; developed countries show little concern

Meeting of Parties on Montreal Protocol begins in Dubai

Administrative and discussion on agenda items dominate the first day of MOP

CSE projections show world is on a temperature path of more than 3 degrees

With the US and EU misappropriating more than their fair share of carbon budgets, Asia and Africa will have very little space for growth after 2030, says Delhi-based non-profit

Bonn meet ends with a more balanced draft text for Paris climate deal

Experts believe there are a number of fundamental issues that still need to be resolved

Drafting the Paris agreement: Lack of progress in spin-off groups a cause for concern

Parties urged to engage bilaterally and speed up negotiations on the draft agreement

Climate plans of developing countries far more ambitious’

The ongoing Bonn climate negotiations must be open to observers like non-profits and civil society, urges a diplomat

Bonn climate talks off to an explosive start

As opposed to negotiating with developed countries, day 1 seemed to be all about developing countries versus the co-chairs

Keep us in the room, urge observers at Bonn climate summit

ADP co-chairs barred observers from attending negotiations in spin-off groups after Japan said real negotiations cannot happen in front of the public

Targeted groups at Bonn climate meet show little progress

Parties have agreed to organise offline discussions beyond the scheduled time

Parties at Bonn find ways to make draft text ‘balanced’

The text that was released on October 5 was supposed to be more clear, structured and concise
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