CSE's analysis reveals compromises in Paris agreement draft text
With so much drama and negotiations running in parallel sessions, one would have hoped for a serious outcome
The Godot of climate change
In Samuel Beckett’s play, Godot never arrived till the end, leaving two characters anticipating his arrival. Will the Godot of climate …
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 …
The great 'carbon' divide
Paris committee takes stock of progress on draft text
Differentiation, loss and damage and finance emerge as critical issues
500 years of drought and flood: trees and corals reveal Australia's climate history
The dominant theme of Australia’s drought history is variability. The country may get one year of extremely wet conditions or six …
Meet the fossil fuel firms sponsoring the world's biggest climate conference
Not surprisingly, many of the sponsors here at the Paris talks are French companies who have hoped to acquire reputational capital from the summit
'Fossil fuel subsidies should be deemed as negative climate finance'
Experts cite examples of many countries which have begun diverting fossil fuel subsidies towards development projects
Little progress in climate negotiations; countries urge for more transparency
Little convergence among parties could be seen under the informal consultation groups constituted by COP president
Experts raise concern over exceeding carbon budget by 2030
Global warming will exceed two degrees Celsius unless actions are taken on a war like footing, feel researchers
Let us be smart about 'differentiation'
It important to deconstruct the politics of differentiation
For or against the climate goal?
Climate change, emisisons, paris climate deal
Ananlysis of the first week of COP 21
Chandra Bhushan talks about the first week of negotiations at the Paris Climate Change Conference COP21
Stress on coal a planned move to digress from carbon budget, says Chandra Bhushan
CSE Deputy Director General states that coal is used as a major fuel globally and not just in India
UNEP releases adaptation gap report 2015
Says the costs of adaptation could be in the range of US$280-$500 billion
The rebuttals all around
India rebutts US and EUs attempts to make developing countries pay for climate finance
Convention must not be rewritten, assert developing countries at COP
At a high-level meet in Paris, the countries pushed for equal treatment of mitigation and adaptation in the final deal
India commits to restore 13 million ha of degraded forest under Bonn Challenge
Bringing back degraded and deforested lands can help stabilise the climate while sustainably supporting global and local economies, say experts
Drafting the Paris agreement: the week that was
Draft text adopted, but many issues need resolving
For Al Gore, youth is the driver of climate debate
The renewable-energy enthusiast’s message was a ray of hope for civil society and non-government organisations at the Paris climate meet
Will the Paris climate deal include issue of forced climate migration?
Experts say that displacement and migration occurs because of the failure of adaptation in most vulnerable countries and, therefore, should be …
Who is afraid of transparency?
Flaring up issues of transparency and reporting of climate actions could be a tactic by developed nations to divert attention from more …
Week one in COP21 over, will week two deliver?
Even though there is very little agreement at the Paris climate summit, there is still hope, say negotiators