Small step, wrong direction
CDM ensures that the first step taken in Kyoto towards a climate change convention was actually in the wrong direction. The Kyoto Protocol, the '…
Mind that CDM: Discounting the future
A look at why CDM is not the solution for the poor or for sustainable development
Bring the US back to the climate conclave: CSE
CSE media briefing insists on finding ways to re-engage the US in climate change negotiations and setting up a democratic framework with right …
COP24: Developed nations successfully wipe out equity in finance, reporting
These countries seem to be working towards a weak and non-ambitious Paris rulebook
Why the world is worried about this new biotechnology
In the Convention on Biological Diversity, a moratorium on biotechnology, like genetically engineered mosquitoes, takes centre stage
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 …
Will current INDCs prevent global temperature rise by more than 2°C?
The INDCs submitted to the UNFCCC are grossly inadequate to prevent catastrophic global warming, finds an analysis done by Delhi-based non-profit …
Loud and unclear
Work plan under Durban Platform may prove contentious
Developing countries say the work plan can progress only if outstanding issues are resolved first
The end game: Will Warsaw be a repeat of Poznan?
Climate negotiations at Warsaw may give the world a financial mechanism to deal Loss and Damage, but it may be a non-starter like the Adaptation …
Even as the world abondons nuclear power, the Indian government and industry are pushing for it
RESCUED or DOOMED
Nations adopt a diluted agreement on implementing the Kyoto Protocol that gives away too many concessions to polluting countries
Miracle cure or placebo?
While CDM has been touted as the solution to all climate negotiation problems the reality is much different. This free market will impose huge …
Sinks: Can't convince? Confound
The US has spearheaded a puzzling proposal on sinks that opens loopholes for their own emissions
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 …
COP24: Negotiators happy to agree on the basics, but not on long-term vision
With the final Katowice decision yet to come, it is unlikely that longer term issues will be addressed here
COP24: BASIC willingness to be transparent must bring Katowice consensus closer
At COP24, developing countries agreed to report on climate actions on par with developed countries
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
'Link up public health with the climate change agenda'
The upcoming Conference of Parties on climate change at Marrakesh is expected to have a strong health commitment to use the 2015 Paris climate …
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
French President sets agenda for COP 21
Developed countries must take the lead and developing countries must be supported in adapting
Climate talks: developing nations on back foot in Lima
Developed countries seem well-prepared with a plan to end differentiation between developed and developing countries in climate change mitigation …
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 …