Durban Climate Convention

  • Canada formally withdraws from Kyoto Protocol December 13, 2011

    Toronto: Canada pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change on Monday, saying the accord won't help solve the climate crisis. It dealt a blow to the anti-global warming treaty, which has not been formally renounced by any other country. Environment Minister Peter Kent said that Canada is invoking its...
  • India doesn't practise equity back home: Praful Bidwai December 8, 2011

    Political analyst and activist Praful Bidwai talks about how the rich nations like US haven't met their pledges. ...
  • India has a very small carbon footprint: Natarajan December 8, 2011

    Durban: Amid pressure on India to agree to a legally binding commitment to cut green house gas emission, New Delhi on Wednesday defended its policy, saying it had "a very small carbon footprint" and was implementing ambitious energy efficiency programmes. Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, who is leading the Indian delegation at...
  • India lacks good public relations outreach: Kirit Parikh December 6, 2011

    Even as European Union has singled out India for being a deal-breaker, Kirit Parikh, a former negotiator and the current Chairman of the expert group of India's Low carbon strategy says that India is being painted as the devil due to lack of a good media outreach. ...
  • Durban: Deadlock over Kyoto at climate summit December 5, 2011

    Durban: The UN climate summit in Durban seems to have reached a deadlock. Sources told CNN-IBN that EU has blamed India for not being a deal maker as India continues to support the old treaty i.e. Kyoto Protocol that excludes developing countries like India and China from take up any...
  • India not a deal breaker at Durban: Sunita Narain December 5, 2011

    At the start of the next round of talks here at Durban, even as the head of the Indian delegation Jayanthi Natarajan has arrived, the European Union has floated the draft of a new climate treaty called the Durban Draft. The EU has blamed India for not being 'flexible' and...