Rahul Mangaonkar | TNN

Jambudwip is a tiny dot in the Bay of Bengal. A few years ago, it hit headlines when wildlife activists dragged fishermen, who used the landmass to dry their fish, to the Supreme Court. A case was

India, China Say They Must Set Aside 1% GDP To Help Third World
Nitin Sethi | TNN

Accra: Asian rivals India and China have joined forces to make a forceful demand that rich nations set aside 0.5%-1% of the GDP to help the developing world face the challenge posed by climate change and make good their unfulfilled commitments towards cutting back on greenhouse emissions.

Fears Of Further Impact Due To Global Slowdown, Georgia Conflict

London: The fight against global warming is in danger of being downgraded on more urgent fears over energy security, heightened by a Russian war with Georgia, and a global economic slowdown.
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The World Bank said on Tuesday at the ongoing Accra Climate Change Talks in Ghana that a total of $170 b was required between now and 2030 to enable developing countries mitigate and adapt to the impact of climate change.

According to the official News Agency of Nigeria, Eduardo Dopazo, World Bank fund manager of Carbon Finance Unit, told newsmen on the sidelines of the Accra Talks that private sector was expected to account for 80 per cent of the sum.

By Oliver Tickell

The Earth has in the past undergone rapid and dramatic climate change.


By Alister Doyle

OSLO,Aug. 17: An economic slowdown is sapping enthusiasm for a costly drive to fight climate change but persistently high oil prices are a lifeline for a "green revolution" of renewable energy technology, experts say.

UN talks on a new climate treaty to be agreed in Copenhagen at the end of 2009 resume in Ghana from August 21 to 27

  Siddhartha Krishnan and Seema Purushothaman   Some questions over compensating for lost forests The Union government has drafted the Compensatory Afforestation Bill, 2008 to establish a compensatory afforestation fund. Revenues collected from agencies that divert forests (even protected ones) for non-forest use will be pooled into

Vinod Thomas

In the past, policymakers thought that safeguarding the environment was a drag on growth.

A highly successful redevelopment of an army base closed as part of the U.S. 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program, Devens