As India plays host to the Convention on Biological Diversity's 11th Conference of the Parties in Hyderabad in October 2012, this article takes a closer look at the country's legislation on the subject - the Biological Diversity Act (2002).

Indian businesses can have an edge in path-breaking innovations to reduce carbon emissions globally with an enabling regulatory environment and other support.

For two decades, the club of rich nations has failed to reduce carbon emissions in a meaningful way. It did not grant emerging markets the atmospheric space they need to develop, and has begun to blame them for slow progress in the multilateral arena instead.

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

Trust deficit between rich and poor nations, a legacy of failed climate negotiations, has led to paralysis of ambition. The distance between Flamengo Park and Rio Centro is as huge as the difference in thinking and expectations between civil society groups and governments. Flamengo Park is where the Peoples’ Summit is being held and Rio Centro is where the official negotiations on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is taking place.

Document contains the Statement of Prime Minister of India delivered at the Plenary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit), Rio de Janeiro on June 21, 2012.

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New Delhi: India won the day, with the 192 countries gathered at Rio de Janeiro agreeing that eradicating poverty should be given the highest priority, overriding all other concerns to achieve sust

The bumpy journey of the Rio+20 summit starts on Wednesday amid speculation and wide disagreements over a number of issues, including green economy, fossil fuel subsidies and sustainable developmen

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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New Delhi: Should the world commit, even if notionally, to eradicate ‘poverty’ or only ‘extreme poverty’? Or, should countries agree to ‘right to food’ for their people?