CLIMATE CHANGE

  • PM Modi slams developed nations for questioning India's green norms April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at the developed countries for questioning India's credentials in curbing environmental pollution and said those who "lecture" the country "refuse" to provide nuclear fuel for clean energy". Asserting that India was committed to promoting clean energy including nuclear, he said India...
  • Climate change to have considerable impact on Ganga's dynamics March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Climate change will have a "considerable" impact on the dynamics of the river Ganga, affecting a major portion of north India which is directly dependent on it for its agriculture and industrial needs, a recent study said. In a study conducted by researchers at the Indian Institute of...
  • Sun has maximum impact on climate when Earth is cooler March 2, 2015

    London: The impact of the Sun on Earth's climate has greater significance when our planet is cooler, a new study has found. An international team of researchers shows that, during the last 4,000 years, there appears to have been a close correlation between solar activity and the sea surface temperature in...
  • RK Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief after sexual harassment allegations February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Environmentalist RK Pachauri on Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment even after denying the accusation. The decision of Pachauri, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman employee of TERI, was made public by the...
  • Implement green laws to protect environment: Prakash Javadekar February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday asked his Ministry officials to "impose" the green laws to protect country's air, water and forest resources. "We have the laws, but we don't implement (them)...We must impose... and the new government's commitment is on compliance," Javadekar...
  • India among most at risk of climate change: Global Commission February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: India is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change and global action is needed to address that challenge, according to the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Future growth in both Indian cities as well as in the agricultural sector is at risk from climate change,...
  • Urban climate resilience - The need of the hour January 27, 2015

    Rapid climate change is a challenge of the 21st century, displaying increasingly the evidences of highly erratic weather deviations and extreme events all over the world. While climate variability and change is irrespective of locational factors of urban and rural, its impacts on cities and towns are particularly of concern...
  • Modi and Obama must take action on climate change: RK Pachauri January 24, 2015

    Environmentalist Dr RK Pachauri has said that both President Obama and Prime Minister Modi see climate change as part of their legacy. He also said that climate change will be a substantial element of the Obama visit. ...
  • India to push private sector tie-ups, tech support for renewable energy drive during Barack Obama visit January 23, 2015

    Washington/ New Delhi: India will look to the United States for more private sector partnerships and technology to support a drive to expand its use of clean energy, as Washington looks to secure political support for a global climate change deal in 2015. Efforts to combat climate change will also figure...
  • IPCC should go prescriptive at lower levels of governance January 20, 2015

    Science is central in understanding precise nature of the risks climate change poses. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the prime body reviewing and synthesising latest scientific knowledge on multiple dimensions of climate change has been pivotal in elevating the status of climate change as the key development and...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Aamir Khan, Bill Gates write to world leaders on climate change, poverty and inequality January 15, 2015

    India's leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, renowned directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and esteemed public figures came together in an unprecedented show of unity on January 15, 2015 to show their support via Twitter and Facebook for the launch of the historic action/2015 campaign. The campaign, billed as one...
  • Solar, nuclear, climate progress possible during Barack Obama's India visit January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: There could be progress on US-India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when US President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, US officials said on Sunday. While stressing there were no guarantees that some of the most vexing economic issues between India and the United States would...
  • UN talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015 December 15, 2014

    Lima: About 190 nations agreed the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures. Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national plans for reining in greenhouse gas...
  • Global warming could undermine poverty fight: World Bank November 24, 2014

    Washington: Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank has warned. In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts...
  • G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • Narendra Modi re-constitutes climate panel; RK Pachauri remains, Sunita Narain and Ratan Tata dropped November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday re-constituted a high-level advisory group on climate change, days ahead of a crucial UN meet on global warming in Peru. While the government retained TERI chairperson RK Pachauri, Nitin Desai and retired diplomat Chandrasekhar Dasgupta as the non-government members of the 18-member...
  • Climate change fight affordable, cut emissions to zero by 2100: UN November 3, 2014

    Copenhagen: Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN report said on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pages of work by 800 scientists already published since September...
  • Climate change threatens global health security: UNEP November 1, 2014

    San Juan: The rapid propagation in recent years of infectious diseases such as Malaria, Chikungunya and even Ebola is one more example of how climate change threatens global health security. "Climatic changes also affect temperatures and regional climates, the conditions on which, for instance, in the continent of Africa, mosquitoes may...
  • UNGA Summit: PM Modi shares three mantras to tackle climate change September 27, 2014

    Speaking at the UNGA Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday shared his three ideas towards climate change and economic growth. "I would like to say three things; first we should be honest in shouldering the responsibilities, second we must fulfill commitments for technology transfer and funding and third we...
  • India, China serious about climate change, says UN official September 25, 2014

    Washington: A top UN official has played down the absence of the heads of state of India and China from the Climate Summit in New York this week, saying the two countries are very serious about an agreement on global warming. UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson...
  • Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate September 24, 2014

    United Nations: In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders on Wednesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce...
  • Hundreds protest Wall Street over climate change September 23, 2014

    New York: Hundreds of protesters accused Wall Street of financing climate change, marching through Manhattan's financial district dressed in blue and armed with placards. The protest came a day after tens of thousands rallied around the world for urgent action to stop climate change and a day before UN Secretary...
  • Javadekar on Modi visit: PM's visit crucial for IndoUS relations September 22, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit is crucial for IndoUS relations, maintained Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. The Environment Minister is in the US, not as a part of the PM's delegation but to attend to the UN summit on climate change scheduled on Tuesday. ...
  • Thousands fill New York city streets for climate march September 21, 2014

    New York: Demonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change. Thousands filled the streets on Sunday near Columbus Circle and Broadway, including actors Mark Ruffalo and Evangeline Lilly. Other cities held similar marches. In London, organizers said 40,000 took part including...
  • Delhi: Over 1500 participate in march on climate change September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over 1500 people on Saturday took part in a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here to press for stronger action on climate change, a statement said. "India saw its largest ever climate change mobilisation with over 1500 people coming out onto the streets of New Delhi to...
  • Kerala to setup study and research centre on climate change June 19, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Government planned to set up a Study and Research Centre to have scientific knowledge on climate change, Minister for Environment and Forest Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told the Assembly on Thursday. The centre would be the first step of the government to know more about climate change...
  • India leads the way in combating climate change: Time June 18, 2014

    Washington: India is leading the way in efforts to combat the challenges of global warming while sceptical Americans still question climate change, according to a new global survey by Time magazine. Of the six countries polled, Indians were the likeliest to express deep concerns about energy and consumption and were...
  • Now green clearance online: Prakash Javadekar June 5, 2014

    In order to bring more transparency, environment clearances can now be sought online, Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State for Environment and Climate Change, on Thursday said. "The online service system for TOR (Terms of Reference) and environment clearance proposal is operational from today. For 25 days, submissions can be done both...
  • US hit by climate change, White House calls for urgent action May 6, 2014

    Washington: The US, severely hit by climate change, today called for urgent action to prepare the world's largest economy to combat the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and erratic weather. "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the National Climate...