As the possibility of continuing with emission reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol for developed countries grows dim, India has stepped up its efforts to ensure a rigorous and robust system

Maldives, an island nation on the frontline of the battle against rising seas, said Thursday it was unlikely a meaningful agreement on fighting climate change would be reached at the next UN summit

Marks Radical Shift In Climate Talks

Rejecting demands that India’s voluntary actions on climate be brought under an international legal framework, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said the first necessary step towards negotiat

Kyoto Protocol’s future uncertain after the stalemate in Germany.  The only global treaty that legally binds rich countries to cut greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions may not get a new lease of life, after all. That’s what the latest climate negotiations at Bonn point at. Delegates from 194 countries met in June in the German city for climate change talks, which included discussions on the future of Kyoto Protocol, accounting loopholes in calculation of emissions and the need to undertake ambitious emission cuts.

Since 20 years of talks have not resolved the differences, we may need a new paradigm

New data, based on national communications, released by the United Nations, shows that emissions from the US rose over 15% during 1990-2008, and will rise another 7% till 2020. The strategic issue for us now is to consider whether a new paradigm will be necessary to ensure global sustainability.

Back On Climate Talks After Being Ignored At Cancun Meet
New Delhi: India has got the issue of

New Delhi: Mexico and Papua New Guinea have come up with a proposal that could either end the continuing impasse at the UN climate talks or break down negotiations completely. The two countries have proposed that instead of working by unanimity, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change should decide on major issues by a simple majority.

India lost much more than it gained at the Cancun climate change meeting in December 2010, admits an internal assessment of the government.

Interest in “nested” approaches to REDD+ has grown steadily as policy makers, practitioners and investors seek to reconcile approaches to reducing, and rewarding, emissions reductions at different scales – national, subnational and project.

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