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Bhutan caught in a scrabble of climate change
Apr 14, 2010 The only country among 194 UN members that has declared itself ‘climate negative’, Bhutan soaks up more greenhouse gases than it emits. While other countries are still struggling to become carbon neutral but are far from the goal, Bhutan leads with its ambitious projects to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
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Steep rise in India's greenhouse emissions
May 12, 2010 An emissions profile of the economy has been conducted by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry through its Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment. The report shows 60% rise in emissions between 1994 and 2007, with the energy and industry sectors being the biggest polluters.
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India:"Mayapuri radiation incident is a wake up call"
May 21, 2010 Mayapuri area was declared risk free by Greenpeace after its review of the decontamination work done by the government authorities. The NGO urged the Government to be more transparent and methodical in its approach when dealing with a crisis of this nature which involves people’s safety.
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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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Carbon capture is attractive, but is it viable?
Sep 19, 2011 TIME magazine’s environment and energy correspondent Bryan Walsh reveals the extent to which the world economy relies on carbon-intensive coal for energy and argues against the use of Carbon Capture and Storage technology.
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Economic recovery brings return to growth of CO2 emissions
May 01, 2012 Although global emissions of CO2 declined slightly in 2009, the beginnings of economic recovery led to an unprecedented emissions increase of 5.8 per cent in 2010, highlights a new report published by Worldwatch Institute. The report also stresses upon the urgent need for cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions.
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'Better no deal than bad deal'
Dec 18, 2009 Current negotiations are less about averting climate disaster and more of a battle for a right to the sky, writes author, activist and columnist Naomi Klein. A bad deal at Copenhagen may lock in a wrong approach all the way to 2020 - well past the deadline of peak emissions, she argues.
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We want India to have green development: French climate change negotiator
Feb 03, 2012 The French Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations, Serge Lepeltier, currently visiting Delhi for the DSDS, said that they want the Indian people to have the benefits of development, but want the country to pursue green growth.
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New ICT index to reduce emissions
Sep 08, 2009 International Development Corporation's newly launched ICT Sustainability Index will guide nations in effectively meeting internal and international emission targets. The index score will help countries compare their current energy profile with their spending patterns to prioritise ICT investments in major sectors.
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Copenhagen climate summit must include agriculture
Apr 02, 2009 An international body on food policy in its report has claimed agricultural sustainability is key to climate change adaptation. It emphasises on the need to bring forth the primacy of agriculture into negotiations at the climate meet at Copenhagen later this year.
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India extracts small victory at Bonn climate meet
Jun 18, 2009 At the Bonn climate meet an alliance of key emerging economies had put up a common proposal demanding the industrialised nations cut their emissions by at least 40%. Despite the deeply fractured G-77, India insisted on stronger commitments from the West.
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Enabling good carbon governance
Dec 16, 2009 ICIMOD’s new study entitled Potential for carbon finance in the land use sector in the Hindu Kush – Himalaya Region provides an insight into the carbon financing opportunities in the region. It highlights the need for adopting proper mechanisms while undertaking land-based carbon finance activities in the mountains.
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Nations gather for climate talks in Bonn
Jun 02, 2010 Differences between the developed and developing countries have resurfaced as UN climate talks resume in Bonn. While a more cohesive global action plan to combat climate change is yet to be arrived at, the meeting between 185 nations is seen as a constructive step in the direction.
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For comfort, China adding more heat
Jul 05, 2010 Although China is making huge investments to make the nation energy-efficient, aspiration for a more westernised, comfortable living is spilling waters over the efforts. The 1.3 billion strong population clamoring for bigger cars, electrical home appliances, air-conditioned shopping malls is only making the goal to curb emissions arduous.
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Nations urge to materialise climate pact
Aug 10, 2010 Even as the stalemate over mitigation strategies to reduce GHG emissions continues, negotiations for a global treaty in Bonn witnessed activists urging for concrete commitments to manage climate finance and build up institutional infrastructure to deal with climate change adaptation; especially in the poorest and most vulnerable countries.
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2010 ties for warmest year: Study
Jan 13, 2011 A study done by US-based National Climatic Data Centre, declared 2010 as the warmest year since 1880. Building up of greenhouse gases due to burning of fossil fuels and deforestation was seen as the primary cause of warming, which subsequently led to extreme weather conditions and food shortages.
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Report suggests UN to broaden its approach against climate change
Jan 24, 2011 A report by the International Union of Forest Research Organisations said that the current UN-led initiatives fail to look beyond promoting trees. It recommends that international efforts to tackle climate change should also focus on the underlying causes of deforestation and formulate policies that embrace complexity.
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Amazon may turn into major climate tipping point post 2010 drought
Feb 07, 2011 Scientists fear that Amazon maybe on the verge of becoming a climate tipping point after billions of trees died in the record drought of 2010. The region, that soaks-up over a quarter of world’s atmospheric carbon is expected to increase emissions instead of absorbing them, producing disastrous consequences.
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Is the financial crisis intensifying environmental degradation?
Feb 08, 2011 UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon opines that the current world economic model is a global ecological suicide pact. Andrew Simms explores the hazardous ways adopted by the banking and oil industries in their bid to maximise profit.
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Rising pollution threatens economic growth, says Chinese Environment Minister
Mar 01, 2011 Dire pollution and gobbling of resources have caused China grave environmental problems and could restrain economic growth, the environment minister said in a blunt warning. He stated that the conflict between development and nature had never been so serious and urged the country to become more efficient in resource use otherwise there would be a painful price to pay.
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Activists claim, "World Bank ill-suited to manage climate fund"
Apr 11, 2011 World Bank is under fire by over 100 local and international civil society organisations for its alleged misuse of Green Climate Fund to encourage the use of fossil fuel in developing countries. These organisations want the fund to remain fully independent from the World Bank.
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Shale gas more harmful than coal, indicates research
Apr 13, 2011 US climate change researchers have found that shale gas produces twice as much CO2 as burning conventional gas. The study cautions against surging popularity of the gas as an alternative source of energy.
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London gears up for first ever ‘sustainable’ Olympics Games
Apr 25, 2011 The first green report published by the 2012 Olympics Games team targets a cut in carbon emissions by 100,000 tonnes. A lightweight main stadium and low carbon footprint will make it the world’s greenest sports event, the organisers claim.
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Imports offset emission cuts in developed countries
Apr 27, 2011 Under Kyoto protocol, carbon footprint is calculated in the country which produces and not in the country which consumes. Developed nations have reduced their emissions by outsourcing the production of carbon-intensive goods and importing finished products, research reveals.
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Global carbon emissions soar to record high: IEA
May 31, 2011 Greenhouses gas emissions from global energy generations hit a record high last year stoking fears of temperature rise beyond the 2 degree Celsius threshold, according to estimates by International Energy Agency.
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UN nuclear report highlights Japan safety flaws
Jun 20, 2011 A UN report highlights several shortcomings on the part of Japan both before and after a tidal wave crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The report says that the country was ill-prepared for a Tsunami threat to the plant.
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Time to protect Earth's 'blue heart'
Jun 22, 2011 Marine experts warn that increasing pollution and overfishing are posing a threat to marine life as well as humanity. The report emphasises on the urgent need for conserving Earth’s biodiversity before it’s too late.
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Eco-friendly shipping rules to cut emissions
Jul 19, 2011 In a pioneering step, world’s largest sea faring countries have agreed to lower greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 2020. Ships burn some of the most polluting fuels, and the proposal is expected to fine particle emissions by up to 80%.
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Google seeks to promote green energy use
Sep 12, 2011 In its latest report, Greenpeace has estimated Google data centres to be 36% renewable powered by 2012. Google products such as Gmail and YouTube have a small carbon footprint when measured on a per person basis, it says.
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