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Environment minister Prakash Javadekar says the government is working on a plan to `stop and reverse' the serious threat With India’s food security under threat, with nearly 81 million hectares fac

Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan supported the G77 walkout at talks on Loss and Damage. “We totally agree with the G77 position.

World leaders at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) reaffirmed their commitment to sustainable development which embraces economic progress, social development, and environmental protection for the benefit of all.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in June 2012—commonly referred to as Rio+20—left many perplexed. If a number of advances were made, the results fell well short of what is needed to redirect the global economy onto a sustainable course.

Many countries do their best to preserve the diversity of their flora and fauna. However, the Maldives have gone even further.

How climate change science is conducted, communicated and translated into policy must be radically transformed if 'dangerous' climate change is to be averted.

A deal is one thing. A deal that means progress another.

Next week, thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, non governmental organizations, and other stakeholders will gather in Brazil at a United Nations (UN) summit to secure political and economic commitments for sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges. These objectives recall the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development, also held in Rio de Janeiro. Although political progress toward these goals has stagnated, in the intervening 20 years science and technology have moved on.

17 Feb 2014

The US submission on elements of the post-2015 agreement is a good basis for further deliberation by countries, as it is exhaustive with only some elements needing to be debated for a global consensus.

 

01 Feb 2013

For growing economies the stress has to be on patterns of natural resource use and not on the status of natural resources; that is, dealing with the causes rather than the symptoms of the problem of climate change. The time has come for rapidly growing Asia to distinguish between the global, regional and national aspects of climate policy, recognize the linkages and shape the deliberations for the new climate regime by taking substantive measures at home.