Kyoto Protocol

  • UN climate conference extends Kyoto Protocol to 2020 December 8, 2012

    Doha: After desperate attempts by the host country Qatar to save the talks, the UN conference on climate change on Saturday agreed to extend the life of the Kyoto Protocol, which controls the greenhouse gas emissions of rich countries, through 2020. As the talks went into an extra day and the...
  • India needs green muscle at Rio+20 February 13, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will have a different kind of carnival this year. From June 20 to 22, the city will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which is expected to bring together heads of states, ministers, senior officials, representatives from international organisations, civil society leaders and...
  • 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...
  • Canada to pull out of Kyoto protocol December 13, 2011

    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 all...
  • UN climate deal struck after India gives in December 12, 2011

    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 December 11, 2011

    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 36-hour...
  • UN climate talks seal pact on global warming December 11, 2011

    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 under...
  • 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. ...
  • Natarajan stresses equity at Durban climate talks December 6, 2011

    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 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...
  • Durban: Protests ahead of UN climate convention December 5, 2011

    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 negotiations at...
  • Natarajan to join Indian delegation at climate talks December 5, 2011

    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 December 5, 2011

    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 November 29, 2011

    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 and...
  • India will not accept legally-binding cuts December 9, 2010

    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 stage...
  • Kyoto Protocol to stay past 2012: UN climate chief September 8, 2010

    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 (Kyoto...
  • US can challenge India on Copenhagen goals December 21, 2009

    Washington: A top White House adviser has described the limited, non-binding Copenhagen accord as "a great step forward" saying the US could challenge India and China if they don't meet their stated goals. As part of the agreement between the US and four other countries, China and India have set goals...
  • In Pics: Delegates who slept off at Copenhagen December 20, 2009

    Delegates rest, after a 24-hour period of plenary sessions at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, on Saturday December 19, 2009. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "We have a deal" after a climate conference in Copenhagen decided to recognise a political accord brokered by President Barack Obama with China and...
  • Climate deal a moderate success, says UN official December 19, 2009

    US and the BASIC countries struck a deal on climate change on Friday night. ...
  • UN seals climate deal, but few are impressed December 19, 2009

    Copenhagen: UN climate talks avoided a total collapse on Saturday by skirting bitter opposition from several nations to a deal championed by the US President Barack Obama and five emerging economies including China. "Finally we sealed a deal," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. "The 'Copenhagen Accord' may not be everything everyone...
  • Climate deal sealed, PM on his way back home December 19, 2009

    Copenhagen: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday left for India after attending the UN Summit for Climate Change in Copenhagen. In an overnight development, the BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) countries sealed a deal on climate change with the US. Singh, who arrived in Copenhagen on Friday to...
  • US, India, China seal deal on climate change December 19, 2009

    Copenhagen: US President Barack Obama has reached a deal on climate change with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Chinese Premiere Wen Jiabao and South Africa's Zuma, a US official said on Friday night. The official called it a "meaningful agreement" but said it was not sufficient to fight climate change. However,...
  • Last-ditch efforts to salvage climate talks, PM back at venue December 19, 2009

    Copenhagen: The world summit on climate change went down to the wire on Friday night with negotiators guided by heads of government making vigorous attempts to come out with a deal on fighting the challenge of global warming. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was scheduled to leave the Danish capital by...
  • New Copenhagen climate draft drops treaty deadline December 18, 2009

    Copenhagen: A new draft for a climate deal in Copenhagen has dropped a reference to an end-2010 deadline for reaching a legally binding treaty that had been in a previous text on Friday. The new draft, obtained by Reuters, also introduced a name for the proposed agreement -- the ''Copenhagen...
  • Obama offers China climate change olive branch December 18, 2009

    Copenhagen: US President Barack Obama sought to win over China as world leaders struggled on Friday to salvage a global deal aimed at preventing devastating changes to the planet's climate. Addressing some 120 heads of state and government convened for a final day of talks in Copenhagen, Obama said efforts to...
  • Climate draft ready, India suspects foul play December 18, 2009

    Copenhagen: The draft of a potential declaration at the climate summit in Copenhagen was almost ready, diplomats said, even as India and other developing nations suspected the overnight negotiation was an eyewash and the document prepared was a rehash of the earlier Danish text. Leaders and ministers from 28 countries huddled...
  • Developed world to blame if talks fail: Jairam Ramesh December 17, 2009

    Copenhagen: The developed world will have to bear the blame if the climate change talks in Copenhagen fail, Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday. "India, China, South Africa and Brazil are working very closely together. If the talks fail, it will be because of the...
  • PM walking into trap in Copenhagen: Sunita Narain December 16, 2009

    Copenhagen: Centre for Science and Environment Studies Director, Sunita Narain has said that the Copenhagen talks are a trap for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She says, "The Prime Minister is walking into a booby trap. He should not come at all to Copenhagen as we are not close to resolving...
  • Copenhagen Summit to create 46, 200 tonnes CO2 December 16, 2009

    Copenhagen: The Copenhagen climate talks will generate more carbon emissions than any previous climate conference, equivalent to the annual output of over half a million Ethiopians, figures commissioned by hosts Denmark show. Delegates, journalists, activists and observers from almost 200 countries have gathered at the December 7-18 summit and their travel...