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‘Paris pact not enough to save the world’
Vishwa Mohan
The Times of India , Monday, December 14, 2015

PARIS: Civil society groups and green think-tanks from South Asia did not appear too enthused with the Paris agreement which, they said, was not ambitious enough to save the world from disastrous cons ...More


A non-binding agreement
Business Standard , Monday, December 14, 2015

An agreement on curbing global warming to succeed the Kyoto protocol on climate change has finally been adopted at the Paris climate summit. The new pact, even if drafted astutely to let some critical ...More


Pollution control: National Green Tribunal against registration of diesel cars in Delhi
Business Line , Saturday, December 12, 2015

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 11: While commuters in the national capital are preparing to follow the Delhi government’s diktat on use of private cars, four-wheeler manufacturers logging higher sales from di ...More


Paris climate talks go down to the wire
G. ANANTHAKRISHNAN
The Hindu , Saturday, December 12, 2015

According to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, the success of the Paris conference now depends on the spirit of accommodation and flexibility of the West. The euphoria created by the Leaders Ev ...More


Paris Climate talks hit roadblock, Javadekar says agreement depends on flexibility of developed countries
PTI
DNA India , Saturday, December 12, 2015

Negotiations for a climate change deal hit a roadblock on Friday with countries like India and China refusing to yield their ground on emissions and funding, stretching the high-stakes talks by a day ...More


NGT upheld its ban on beach camping near Ganga in Rishikesh
Seema Sharma
The Times of India , Friday, December 11, 2015

DEHRADUN: In a big blow to beach camp owners who were hoping for a reprieve, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday upheld its ban on beach camping near the Ganga from Kaudiyala to Rishikes in ...More


A haven for migratory birds
M. AHIRAJ
The Hindu , Friday, December 11, 2015

Greater Flamingos, among others, have arrived in the backwaters of the Tungabhadra “Wow, what a sight! I have never seen such a majestic bird,” reacted M. Basavaraj, a local, on seeing a large number ...More


After days of smog, Beijing lifts red alert for air pollution
AFP
The Hindustan Times , Friday, December 11, 2015

Beijing’s first-ever red alert for smog was lifted on Thursday, as blue skies and sunshine replaced the thick haze that had covered the city for days. The Chinese capital put its air pollution emerge ...More


US joins 'ambition coalition' at UN climate talks
Climate Change
Deccan Herald , Thursday, December 10, 2015

The United States today said it had united with the European Union and 79 developing countries to jointly push for an ambitious accord in Paris to curb global warming. The decision, announced by US ...More


Paris talks: Why the 2-degree warming target has now come down to 1.5 degrees
Amitabh Sinha
The Indian Express , Thursday, December 10, 2015

Two degrees isn’t good enough. We need to prevent the Earth from warming beyond 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial times, say the island countries. Over the years, the rest of the world has expres ...More


Climate change meet: Kerry holds talks with Javadekar
PTI
Business Line , Thursday, December 10, 2015

PARIS, DEC 9: US Secretary of State John Kerry today held a “positive and constructive” meeting with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the climate change conference here on various bilatera ...More


Global warming threatens jewels of nature, civilisation
AFP
Live Mint , Thursday, December 10, 2015

Paris: From the glimmering coral of the Great Barrier Reef to Mount Fuji and the canal-crossed city of Venice, global warming may spell the final ruin of some of the most precious jewels of nature and ...More


48 hrs to go, all hands on deck at Paris climate change conference, some differences narrow
Amitabh Sinha
The Indian Express , Thursday, December 10, 2015

After two days of ministerial meetings, negotiators at the climate change conference in Paris finally came up with a draft text that showed noticeable forward movement on a few issues like adaptation ...More


Rajasthan CM asks districts to reduce carbon footprints
The Hindustan Times , Thursday, December 10, 2015

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje has directed all 33 districts of Rajasthan to start competing in reducing their carbon footprints. A senior official said the state government has decided that district ...More


Global fossil-fuel emissions may decline in 2015: Study
PTI
The Times of India , Wednesday, December 09, 2015

PARIS: Annual global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels could drop slightly in 2015, even as India figured as the fourth top emitter in 2014, accounting for 7.2 per cent of worldwide emissions ...More


COP21: Obama dials Modi, says committed to strong climate change pact
PTI
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 09, 2015

As major divides remained in the negotiations to hammer out an international climate pact, US President Barack Obama had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which they em ...More


Kerry finds India ‘positive’ at Paris climate conference
G. ANANTHAKRISHNAN
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 09, 2015

After a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar asserted that there was no compromise on Common But Differentiated Responsibilities. U.S. Secretary of State J ...More


Ducking the solution: New global norms in climate negotiations (Comment: Special to IANS)
IANS
Business Standard , Wednesday, December 09, 2015

When you cross the strict security and enter the venue of Paris Climate Summit, you arrive at a broad passage that leads to the array of halls and meeting rooms. The passage is baptized by the French ...More


Paris climate talks: 1.5 degree Celsius target still on table
The Indian Express , Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The goal to keep earth’s rising temperatures to within 1.5 degree Celsius of pre-industrial times, as against 2 degree on which there is greater consensus, got a fresh lease of life Tuesday with the B ...More


‘Glaciers in Mt. Everest shrunk 28% in 40 years’
PTI
The Hindu , Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Glaciers on Mount Everest, source of major Asian rivers like Brahmaputra, have shrunk by 28 per cent over the past 40 years due to climate change, according to a report. The glacial shrinkage area is ...More


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