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Climate talks face bumpy road ahead
Mar 03, 2010 Controversy has erupted over the US decision to disown the Long-term Cooperative Action text prepared by the developing countries and its emphasis on Copenhagen Accord as the basis of any future climate negotiations. It highlights the difficult road ahead for all the parties in December 2010 meet at Mexico.
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Indian cabinet finalises climate position for Copenhagen
Dec 11, 2009 India’s union cabinet has finalised the brief for India's position to be adopted on the issue at the high-level talks at Copenhagen summit. Meanwhile Chinese premier Wen Jiabao called up Indian prime minister and sought harmonisation of positions of both countries.
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Indian climate campaigners demand real deal in Copenhagen
Dec 15, 2009 India joined millions across the world on December 12, the global day of climate action, as thousands of activists, artists and youth took to the streets in the capital to demand a fair and legally binding climate treaty.
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Impact of glacial melting in Pakistan highlighted
Dec 16, 2009 The adverse impacts of climate change on Pakistan were highlighted at a side event in Copenhagen. As the temperatures rise further, the country is going to be badly hit by changes in monsoon patterns, sea level rise and the melting of glaciers.
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Nepal PM calls for alliance of mountain countries
Dec 18, 2009 The Nepal Prime Minister expressed concerns at Copenhagen that the mountain agenda was understated in the UNFCC negotiations and texts. Government dignitaries from the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region came together on Wednesday to advocate strategic cooperation among mountain countries on knowledge exchange and adaptation.
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India admits climate shift, but says no sell-out
Dec 23, 2009 India’s environment minister has accepted country’s deviation from its original stand on international verification of emission mitigation actions. He, however, maintains that it will not affect India’s sovereignty.
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'BASIC countries emerge stronger from climate meet'
Dec 24, 2009 The grouping of China, India, Brazil and South Africa has emerged as a significant force in Copenhagen. Dr R.K. Pachauri, head of the UN climate panel, believes that they can lead the way in future negotiations.
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Copenhagen accord ignores global south
Jan 28, 2010 Expressing its deep resentment with the outcome at the Copenhagen climate change summit, CANSA, an umbrella group of green organisations, has asked South Asian countries to summarily reject it. In the absence of any legally binding treaty, it is the global south that stands to lose out the most.
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Tough road ahead for India's new environment minister
May 21, 2009 Soon after joining office, the new environment minister in India will be hard-pressed to address key environmental issues before the Copenhagen summit takes off in December. Generating funds for the Green India programme and lobbying for a strong position in the global climate change dialogue are principal agendas.
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New climate change draft irks India
May 22, 2009 The first draft on climate change put up on the UNFCCC website for negotiations in the Copenhagen summit has left India sceptical about the new deal. All kinds of proposals that skew negotiations in favour of industrialised nations have made their way into the proposed deal.
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All is not well on climate change
May 11, 2010 Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment, argues that the Copenhagen Accord is only a simple ‘pledge’ and cannot be called a ‘commitment’. All countries are pledging to do what they can to reduce emissions without any legal agreement, and no one to wave a red flag, she argues.
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Setting the Copenhagen agenda
Apr 16, 2009 International Food Policy Research Institute releases its first series Agriculture and Climate Change: An Agenda for Negotiation in Copenhagen. The document looks into funding opportunities that would help poor farmers in undertaking mitigation and adaptation activities.
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India's report on climate predicts gloomy future
Oct 28, 2009 India’s environment ministry’s report has predicted rise in sea levels, lower farm yields and thinner forests. The report will be the country’s official submission at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen.
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Varied views on India's climate change policy
Oct 30, 2009 Nongovernmental organisations in India are divided over the issue of negotiations to be made in Copenhagen later this year. The difference in stance is representative of the varied approaches to the core issue.
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Nepal to hold cabinet meeting at Everest base camp
Nov 03, 2009 Close on the heels of the Maldivian cabinet's underwater meeting, Nepalese cabinet is all set to meet at the base camp of Mount Everest to draw attention to the perils of climate change. Thousands of glaciers in the Himalayas that feed 10 major Asian rivers can go dry in the next 50 years.
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G77 takes on West on climate change
Nov 05, 2009 Developing countries have taken on the developed nations for diverting the process of negotiations away from UNFCCC framework and Bali Action Plan. In the ongoing Barcelona talks, the G77 and China grouping launched a counter offensive against the attempt to hoist a GHG emission reduction regime on developing countries.
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Poor nations vow low-carbon path
Nov 12, 2009 The Vulnerable Forum (V11), comprising 11 countries such as Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, the Maldives and others, have pledged to work towards low carbon future. They have challenged richer countries to match their efforts.
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China puts India in a hot spot on emission targets
Nov 27, 2009 China’s announcement of ‘voluntary’ and ‘binding’ energy-efficiency targets has put India in a spot before the crucial climate change talks to be held in Copenhagen next month. Before his visit to Beijing, minister of environment and forest, feeling the pressure, talked of flexibility in approach.
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India announces 'voluntary' and 'unilateral' emission cuts
Dec 04, 2009 Just ahead of the crucial climate change negotiations, India has announced that it will cut its emission intensity by 20-25% by 2020 on a baseline of 2005. Minister for Environment and Forest said that it would help the country negotiate from a point of strength during the Copenhagen talks.
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Bangladesh demands climate adaption fund from the west
Dec 09, 2009 Bangladesh's environment minister has said that his country will seek at least 15% of the UN climate fund and easy transfer of technology from developed countries at the Copenhagen summit. Scientists predict that millions in the region are going to be displaced due to rising sea levels.
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'COP must take gender to the microphone'
Sep 30, 2009 Gender advocate Cate Owren wants to make gender issues integral to climate change policies. At the latest round of climate talks at Bangkok, she talks of her expectations from Copenhagen and the lack of research data about climate change impacts on women.
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Climate change blows hot and cold in Sri Lanka
Oct 05, 2009 The people of Sri Lanka are battling the drastic effects of changing weather patterns. Some parts of the country are severely crippled by a heavy monsoon, while others are in the grip of water scarcity and drought, writes Amantha Perera.
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India warms up to Copenhagen
Oct 06, 2009 With the Copenhagen meet on climate change drawing closer, the fractiousness between the developed and the developing nations is getting increasingly strident. In a clever move, the Western nations have swiveled the spotlight on India and China, who can make or break the deal, writes Neeta Lal.
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'US intentions are not good for the climate'
Nov 05, 2009 As the clock ticks to climate change summit, the world is ill-prepared to bring climate-renegade US on board. Is a bad deal in Copenhagen better than no deal? asks Sunita Narain, Director of the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment.
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Climate change: India's women say 'save our future'
Dec 03, 2009 As climate scientists do their maths and bureaucrats around the world, representing powerful national and corporate interests, negotiate the treaty, those who will ultimately pay the highest price for climate change are also the most invisible and the most powerless, writes Pamela Philipose, director, Women’s Feature Service.
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Payback time for rich nations
Dec 08, 2009 Copenhagen must set the world on track to prevent catastrophic changes in climate, argues Sunita Narain, director of the Centre for Science and Environment. Rich countries do not want a legally binding agreement, it is for this reason alone that the focus has been on India and China, she argues.
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"We have been asked to sign a suicide pact"
Dec 10, 2009 The proposed 2ºC warming that the leaked draft agreement allows means "certain death for Africa," says Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the G77 Sudanese negotiator at the Copenhagen climate talks. In an interview to Mother Jones, he also slams the suggested financial support from rich nations to help poor countries adapt.
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Obama mystique: Yes he can; will he?
Dec 11, 2009 As the first week of the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen begins to draw to a close, it is clear that emotions run high as the expectations of the next week, writes San Francisco based environmental journalist Tom Schueneman. Even without the Congress nod, the US president wields the power to seal a deal, he argues.
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India's solar power: Bold plan or bargaining ploy?
Dec 14, 2009 The solar mission has been launched in India just in time for the climate change conference in Copenhagen. It has led some to believe that it is a government’s bargaining ploy, writes Padma Nagappan, San Diego-based business writer, but argues that the mission is good for the country.
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Grassroots voices from India at Copenhagen
Dec 15, 2009 An Indian woman from a remote island village in the Sunderban delta is at Copenhagen. Even as world leaders discuss the pros and cons related to global warming she will be highlighting her first-hand experience of living in one of the three worst-affected climate hotspots of the world, writes Ajitha Menon.
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