Document contains opening remarks by Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State for Environment and Forests at the Media Interaction, held at Rio de Janeiro on June 20, 2012.

The document provides the full text of 53 pages final outcome document of Rio+20 Conference adopted on June 22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, released during United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit).

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How should the scale and the nature of the immense risks appear to face from unmanaged climate change influence the way frame both the economics and the approaches to the values or ethics which bring to the policy analysis?

Durban: India fought hard on Wednesday to ensure that the UN talks do not set a global target to cut emissions by a fixed figure under a pre-ordained timeframe.

December 2: Talks at the climate change conference have predictably bogged down over funding and over the insistence of the first world countries that emerging economies like India and China also c

Read this indepth review by Stockholm Environment Institute of new developments in climate economics and science since the Stern Review (2006) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007).

It’s that time of the year again. Climate change talks are heating up, with the next conference of parties scheduled in Durban in end-November. There is heat but no light. The negotiations are stuck despite the clear signs of climate change: dangerous and potentially catastrophic extreme weather events. Not much is expected in Durban, except the usual shadow-boxing. The European Union is leading the pack of climate champions. It wants the world to fast track negotiations for a single, legally binding treaty on cutting emissions.

Australia's controversial plan to introduce a tax on carbon emissions cleared a major political hurdle Wednesday, securing the expected approval of the country's lower legislative house.

This factsheet presents expected drought losses under the high climate change scenario with possible response measures (e.g. insurance) for Maharashtra, India. It asserts that making rural communities more resilient to the impact of climate change requires a comprehensive portfolio of adaptation measures.

The concept of this paper was originated in ICTSD’s research and policy dialogues under the Global Platform. The study shows that the impact on net emissions covered by the EU ETS could be large, as with growing aviation emissions, operators will have to buy allowances from other sectors in the EU ETS.