COP 23 did not accomplish much, but developing nations keep hopes alive
Environmental groups are not happy with the outcome of the negotiations, whose objective was to get clarity on complex operational issues …
At COP23, consensus emerges on recognising rights of indigenous communities
A new platform will be made operational to strengthen efforts of indigenous communities towards addressing climate change
Once again, US walks away from global climate agreement
Without the US being held accountable for reducing its share of emissions, the world cannot keep warming “well below 2°C”
India proposes formation of separate workstream on equity in global stocktake
There was a difference in views on interpretation over equity between developed and developing nations
Consider human development to design global stocktake under Paris deal, says India
India has proposed approach to operationalise equity on the lines of CSE’s advocacy on the issue
Cabinet gives nod to ratify Doha amendment of Kyoto Protocol
The second commitment period or the Doha amendment will determine the course of climate action till 2020
Trump must confront climate challenge, but will he?
People in the US must turn up the heat on Donald Trump so that he doesn’t water down Obama's environmental agenda
Talks progress slowly at Bonn, focus shifts to next COP at Marrakesh
Adaptation, finance, pre-2020 actions and loss and damage should remain the core agenda for the next Conference of Parties
Post-Paris climate: the ‘historic’ Agreement
The absence of the term ‘carbon space’ in the Paris Agreement is a reason to worry as this will hurt India in the long run
A well-hatched plot
Indications are that India will be made the "fall guy". Developed countries will try at every step to propose changes in the 1992 convention, …
Intolerance in Paris: an opinion by Sunita Narain
As I write this, it is two days to the endgame at the Paris climate conference. Despite problems, everybody is clear that there will be an …
Sunita Narain analyses the Paris Agreement
Sunita Narain, Director General Centre For Science and Environment, Delhi talks about the wins and losses from the Paris Climate Change Agreement.&…
Climate deal signed in Paris is weak and unambitious: CSE
The phrase ‘historical responsibility’ has been erased from the Agreement. This weakens the obligations of developed countries, says …
High ambition coalition! Are you joking?
Chandra Bhushan explains why by no stretch of imagination can any one call the past, present and future climate actions of the US and the EU (…
Current text promotes a voluntary country-driven climate actions regime, says CSE
The negotiating draft text dilutes the key elements of the Convention like historical responsibility, differentiation and carbon budget, and will …
Let us be smart about 'differentiation'
It important to deconstruct the politics of differentiation
The rebuttals all around
India rebutts US and EUs attempts to make developing countries pay for climate finance
Drafting the Paris agreement: the week that was
Draft text adopted, but many issues need resolving
Global South concerns genuine or 'obstructionist'?
A look at who left their shoes behind at Place de la Republique during the climate march ban in Paris
What negotiations mean for least developed countries
They insist that loss and damage is a non-negotiable element of the Paris agreement
'Threat to integrity of global South in climate negotiations reflects its success'
Matt McDonald, associate professor of international relations at University of Queensland, explains the position of developing …
New ‘vulnerable nations’ bloc looks set to redraw the climate politics map
A new bloc of 'vulnerable' countries has emerged at the Paris climate talks—perhaps heralding the end of the old rich-poor geopolitical divide
Paris foretold and forewarned: what to expect from COP21
The French government knows it cannot make the same blunders as the Danish government made in Copenhagen in 2009, when trust between countries&…
Who are the top greenhouse gas emitters?
This animation shows which countries have been the top greenhouse gas emitters since the beginning of the industrial revolution and their …