GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

  • Infosys ranked leader for reducing carbon footprint April 29, 2013

    Bangalore: Indian IT bellwether Infosys became Environmental Tracking (ET) carbon ranking leader in 2013 for its greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure practices. "As part of the selection process, the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), a Londonbased climate change and finance thinktank, ranked Infosys among top five of the 300 large firms it...
  • Climate talks slow, rich nations must act: Manmohan Singh April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Voicing concern over "painfully slow" progress in climate talks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the goal of stabilising global temperatures was "nowhere in sight" and pitched for individual countries to take action to increase energy efficiency. Singh, inaugurating the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial, also made it clear...
  • 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...
  • 100 mn to die by 2030 if world fails to act on climate September 27, 2012

    More than 100 million people will die and the global economy will miss out on as much as 3.2 per cent of its potential output annually by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday. As global average temperatures rise due...
  • US can challenge India on Copenhagen goals December 21, 2009

    Washington: A top White House adviser has described the limited, nonbinding 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 24hour period of plenary sessions at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen, on Saturday December 19, 2009. UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon 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 SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon said. "The 'Copenhagen Accord' may not be everything everyone...
  • Copenhagen deal goes some way, has long way to go December 19, 2009

    Copenhagen: Two years of laborious negotiations on a climate agreement ended Friday with a political deal brokered by US President Barack Obama with China and other emerging powers but denounced by poor countries because it was nonbinding and set no overall target for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...
  • 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,...
  • Lastditch 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 end2010 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...
  • Copenhagen may fall short of expectations: PM December 18, 2009

    Copenhagen: India on Friday placed itself firmly on the side of the developing world as the Copenhagen Climate Summit reached its final hours, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying any global regime to tackle climate change must take sustainable development into account. "The outcome here at Copenhagen may well fall short...
  • 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...
  • Planet in peril, climate talks in 'intensive care' December 16, 2009

    Copenhagen: World leaders took the stage at the largest ever climate talks on Wednesday as ministers scrambled to rescue troubled negotiations on a pact to avoid dangerous global warming. Police using truncheons and pepper spray detained 230 people outside the conference centre in Copenhagen as hundreds of protesters demanding tough action...
  • 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 718 summit and their travel...
  • Ministers get 2 more days for Copenhagen deal December 16, 2009

    Copenhagen: Lastminute attempts to rescue the climate summit continued on Tuesday without any sign of a breakthrough. Environment ministers from over 100 countries now have till Thursday morning to cobble together a Copenhagen Agreement, but now no one expects anything more than a patchup job. Denmark's Environment Minister, Connie Hedegaard, has...
  • No Copenhagen breakthrough, now up to heads of state December 15, 2009

    Copenhagen: With just a few hours left before heads of state from around the world start addressing the climate summit, there was still no sign of a Copenhagen Agreement on Tuesday. The best that over 100 environment ministers assembled in Copenhagen have achieved is to avert a collapse of the...
  • Global warming turns wine sour; France frowns December 15, 2009

    Some people blame global warming for how French wine now tastes. The Winemakers joined forces this year with the environmental organization Greenpeace to circulate petitions and express their concern about how global warming is threatening their livelihood. ...
  • Poor countries to resume climate talks December 15, 2009

    Copenhagen: Poor countries ended a temporary boycott of the UN climate talks Monday after getting assurances that rich nations were not conspiring to reduce their commitments to cutting greenhouse gases, European officials said. Informal talks resolved the impasse between rich and poor nations and ended the daylong boycott, which was started...
  • Climate deadlock between rich and rest: Sunita Narain December 14, 2009

    Copenhagen: The Copenhagen Climate Change Summit witnessed a sharp divide between developing and rich nations on Monday when India, China, Brazil and South Africa briefly walked out of talks. India and China do not think there is enough focus on second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol where developed nations...
  • Scientists conjure fuel out of carbon emissions December 11, 2009

    Washington: Scientists have done the unimaginable converting carbondioxide (CO2) into vehicular fuel that could also slash global warming. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have modified a cyanobacterium (class of bacteria) to produce liquid fuel isobutanol out of CO2. This new method recycles CO2 by cutting down emissions from fossil...
  • Creative attention seeking at Copenhagen December 10, 2009

    Copenhagen: If you think the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is full of dull people wearing suits, think again. Take a look at some of the more colorful characters out to draw attention to climate change. ...
  • US, China get into war of words at Copenhagen December 10, 2009

    New Delhi: In Copenhagen, a war of words broke out at the climate talks between the world's two largest carbon polluters US and China. The disagreement was over who is more sincere about its pledges to control emissions. Obama's chief negotiator and US Special Envoy For Climate, Todd Stern, urged...
  • Climate summit in turmoil over Danish proposal December 9, 2009

    Copenhagen: The December 718 climate summit was thrown into turmoil on its second evening as developing countries came together to condemn a Danish draft of the final Copenhagen declaration. The existing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol (KP) place the onus of mitigating emissions of greenhouse...
  • Copenhagen classroom: Basics of climate change December 9, 2009

    Demystifying terms and theories of climate change which are being debated in Copenhagen. ...