Carbon Footprint

  • 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 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...
  • Go green this Diwali, help the environment October 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Diwali has become synonymous with noisy crackers, glitzy gift boxes and excess of lights - in short - a nightmare for the environment. However, there are individuals and children who are doing their bit to reduce their carbon footprint. "Instead of individual celebrations we prefer community celebrations, where many...
  • Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World June 18, 2010

    "Real potential, formidable challenges" The report "Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World" produced in the framework of the UNEP/ILO/IOE/ITUC Green Jobs Initiative assembles evidence - quantitative and conceptual - on existing green jobs. The report Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World is the...
  • Australia e offset industry fears market to vanish June 10, 2010

    Sydney: The Australian government is under pressure to preserve a respected voluntary scheme to cut greenhouse gas emissions and rescue a multi-million dollar industry from extinction. Australia's voluntary carbon market is worth more than A$150 million ($126 million) a year and has cut Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 6...
  • Global Environment Facility and UNEP Meeting Highlight Environmental Initiatives May 25, 2010

    Punta Del Este (Uruguay)The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that they will be major players at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa with projects to reduce carbon emissions as part of a National Greening Programme. Three of Uruguay's top goalkeepers, now...
  • Cut down your carbon footprint while having fun June 25, 2010

    New Delhi: If the Copenhagen climate talks have got you concerned about the environment, here's a way you can help. Citizen Journalist Dileep Prakash tells you how he is cutting down on his carbon footprint, and still having a lot of fun. ...
  • Is India headed for E-waste explosion? September 30, 2009

    Every year India generates three lakh thirty thousand tonnes of e-waste. ...
  • Paradise on Earth: Costa Rica ranked happiest nation July 2, 2009

    London: Costa Rica is very nearly paradise, not just for holiday-makers lounging on its beaches, but for its citizens who are extremely satisfied with their lot and also have a tiny carbon footprint. The combination has earned the central American country first place in a new Happy Planet Index (HPI) published...
  • Globe celebrates World Environment Day today June 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The world celebrates its 36th World Environment Day on Thursday and this year the focus will be on lowering carbon footprint. New Zealand has been chosen as the host country for celebrations this year. In India, the Ministry of Environment and Forests is set to launch the Environment...
  • Calculating your carbon footprint June 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Who is responsible for adding to the greenhouse gases that cause global warming? The industrialised nations, the corporates and you and I. ...
  • Make your home eco-friendly June 12, 2007

    Surajkund: Nestled in the shade of towering trees, architect Revathi Kamath's house is an oasis in a concrete jungle. Mud walls keep the house cool in the summer and trap the heat inside in the winter. And if it gets too warm, the nozzles spraying a fine mist are better...
  • NY tracks it carbon footprint June 19, 2007

    New York: New York City has been described as an asphalt jungle. In its crowds, people try not to step on each other's toes. But do New Yorkers know what their carbon footprint is? They can learn from their mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who has announced the Greener Greater New York Plan...