Negotiating the future
On the eve of the start of the CoP 6 negotiations a quick look at representation in the Hague
The French President calls for equity
A look at why equity is so important at the climate negotiations
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
Are the INDCs submitted by the US ambitious enough?
A quick analysis of the US INDCs reveals that the emission reduction pledges are neither ambitious nor fair
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 …
Unequal rights, equal responsibilities?
Industrialised countries want to have the cake and eat it too. President Carlos Menem delivered it to them on a silver platter by agreeing to …
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
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”
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
George Bush: "I oppose the Kyoto Protocol"
The leader of the most polluting country in the world claims global warming treaty is "unfair" because it excludes India and China
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, …
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
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 …
India's climate dilemma
Will India toe the US line of capping carbon emissions from farming?
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 …
Equity remains absent from draft climate change agreement
Draft is a disappointment for developing countries like India which have been asking developed nations to take greater responsibility for their …
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
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
Climate negotiations moving at a slow pace, but seemingly in the right direction
Loss and damage continues to be a contentious issue while multiple spin-offs have slowed down the process
Drafting the Paris agreement: the week that was
Draft text adopted, but many issues need resolving
'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 …
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
Domestic industrial emissions in decline as US relies on imports
Sixty per cent of everything a US consumer bought in 2004 came from imports. In the last 15 years, imports of capital and consumer goods have doubled
What negotiations mean for least developed countries
They insist that loss and damage is a non-negotiable element of the Paris agreement