Kyoto Protocol

  • Canada formally withdraws from Kyoto Protocol 13-12-2011 07:51 AM

    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...
  • Canada to pull out of Kyoto protocol 13-12-2011 05:30 AM

    Ottawa: Canada will pull out of the Kyoto protocol on climate change, Environment Minister Peter Kent said on Monday, dealing a symbolic blow to the troubled global treaty. Canada will become the first country to formally withdraw from Kyoto, which it says is badly flawed because it does not cover...
  • UN climate deal struck after India gives in 11-12-2011 09:52 PM

    Durban: After two weeks of chaos, infighting and mistrust, it's finally happened. All 196 countries cleared the text for a landmark deal at the Climate Summit in Durban. The breakthrough capped 13 days of hectic negotiations that saw high tension and drama between the developed and the developing nations. The...
  • Durban meet: India seal pact on global warming 11-12-2011 07:48 PM

    Durban: A major setback for developing countries like India at the UN Climate meet in Durban. India gave in on its tough position at the climate change conference in Durban, agreed with China to a treaty on emission cuts at a future date. The deal, which was sealed after a...
  • UN climate talks seal pact on global warming 11-12-2011 10:34 AM

    Durban: A UN climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement on Sunday on a complex and far-reaching programme meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change for the coming decades. The 194-party conference agreed to start negotiations on a new accord that would put all countries...
  • India bashing in the western media: is India in need of a major public relations exercise?

    Beasts in my Belfry |  Bahar Dutt
    It's that time of the year again. Yes, the end of the year, but the start of a another summit on climate change. This is...

  • India lacks good public relations outreach: Kirit Parikh 06-12-2011 06:25 PM

    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. ...
  • Natarajan stresses equity at Durban climate talks 06-12-2011 02:10 AM

    Durban: As pressure increases on India to accept legally binding carbon emissions cuts, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan on Monday stressed on "equity" as a central tenet of the climate change talks. "Without a response based on equity we cannot solve the problem," Natarajan said at a side-event at the UN...
  • Durban: Deadlock over Kyoto at climate summit 05-12-2011 11:14 PM

    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 05-12-2011 12:52 PM

    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...
  • Durban: Protests ahead of UN climate convention 05-12-2011 08:44 AM

    Durban: More than 6000 people gathered in Durban to ask for climate justice ahead of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Meanwhile, India has insisted on continuing with the Kyoto Protocol instead of creating a new climate treaty. The appeal of the protestors are aimed at diplomats huddled in...
  • Natarajan to join Indian delegation at climate talks 05-12-2011 03:29 AM

    Durban: Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan will lead the Indian delegation in the second week of negotiation at the stalled climate talks that are yet to see a forward movement on crucial questions of carbon emission reduction and legally binding commitments. The first week of talks did not see breakthroughs on...
  • Durban: Protestors march for climate justice 04-12-2011 09:30 PM

    Durban: Hundreds of protestors gathered, pushing for a strong treaty outside the Convention Hall, urging world leaders to push for a strong treaty at the UN Convention on climate change in Durban. Their appeal aimed at diplomats huddled in negotiations at the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change, who were...
  • Last chance to save Kyoto deal at climate talks 29-11-2011 03:44 AM

    Durban: Almost 200 nations began global climate talks on Monday with time running out to save the Kyoto Protocol aimed at cutting the greenhouse gas emissions scientists blame for rising sea levels, intense storms, drought and crop failures. Poor nations say wealthy countries became rich using coal, oil and gas...
  • India will not accept legally-binding cuts 09-12-2010 04:13 PM

    Cancun: Facing pressure to accept legally-binding emissions cuts, India on Thursday made it clear that it will not budge from its long-held position on the issue, while insisting that it has shown flexibility on various other matters like domestic voluntary reductions. India was not ready to show flexibility at this...
  • Kyoto Protocol to stay past 2012: UN climate chief 08-09-2010 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: As hopes for any deal on global warming dims at the Cancun meet later this year, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres on Wednesday made it clear that the Kyoto Protocol will continue post 2012 as a second protocol since it does not have a "sunset" clause. "Yes, it...
  • Climate deal a moderate success, says UN official 19-12-2009 07:20 PM

    US and the BASIC countries struck a deal on climate change on Friday night. ...
  • PM walking into trap in Copenhagen: Sunita Narain 16-12-2009 09:45 PM

    Sunita Narain says Jairam Ramesh should tell the PM not to come. ...