2014 may turn out to be hottest year ever
What is particularly unusual and alarming this year are the high temperatures of vast areas of the ocean surface, including in the northern …
When did CO2 become our planet's arch enemy?
Carbon dioxide was always essential for our planet, but when did it become too much?
World gets a yellow card
The Warsaw climate talks serve a grim warning to the world that inaction will cost, writes Chandra Bhushan as he leaves Warsaw just before the …
Power games at UN climate talks
Climate talks unfolded amid high drama. Developing countries protested inaction by developed countries, civil society organisations walked out, …
जलवायु परिवर्तन से निपटने के लिए धीमी गति से किए जा रहे कार्यों पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र के पूर्व सदस्य नाखुश
यूएनएफसीसीसी के पूर्व सदस्यों ने 30 साल के अंतर्राष्ट्रीय जलवायु परिवर्तन वार्ताओं का जायजा लिया, उन्होंने जलवायु परिवर्तन से निपटने के लिए तत्काल कार्रवाई ...
CCS: Fictitious mitigation stumbles
Over the last few days of intense negotiations, Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged as one of the most controversial issues being …
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The US government is in transition. But why should the rest of the world suffer?
Research can play a crucial role in combating desertification: Experts
Synergy between scientists, government and farming communities can help reclaim degraded lands
UNCCD CoP 14: 'Public-private partnership can help restore degraded lands'
Private players have skills to bring innovative technology which can help transform land, according to business leaders
US energy secretary supports Paris Agreement, wants to renegotiate terms
Rick Perry has not elaborated on what “renegotiate” meant in terms of the Paris Agreement
Bonn climate talks proceed with formation of contact group
First round of discussions held on matters including Nationally Determined Contributions, transparency framework and global stocktake
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
A green future ahead as world adopts historic climate deal
Suspense in Paris comes to an end after countries officially adopt new agreement to fight climate change
India endorses outcome text of COP 21
Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said all the points raised by the Indian delegation had been included in the text
Confusion over editing of the agreement text slowed things down during week one
With less than 15 days of negotiations left, parties at the Bonn climate change conference were urged to speed things up
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
Why welcome trouble?
What induced the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to issue a statement endorsing a plan that could result in loss of human life, and have …
How communities in China helped keep desertification at bay
A fast-ageing population could deter efforts to achieve the United Nation’s target of zero land degradation by 2030
At COP23, anti-coal protesters disrupt US government event on promoting fossil fuels
Demonstrators, protesting the Trump administration's support for fossil fuels and intention to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement, …
Parties discuss aspects of global stocktake at Bonn climate talks
Talks involved deliberations on the design and technicalities of the global stocktake which will take place in 2023
Bonn climate meet kicks off implementation of Paris Agreement
This is the first all-party meet since the Paris Agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015
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
A site of global struggle
The Kyoto Protocol is part of the 21st century world order: save it
US tastes cream paste