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British High Commission launches 'Green is Great' campaign in run-up to COP26

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2020

The British High Commission has launched 'Green is GREAT' campaign, an initiative to highlight the strength of the UK-India partnership on climate and sustainability in the run-up to COP26 which will be held in Glasgow later this year. The campaign is linked with climate,...

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Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets, UN chief 'disappointed'

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

The longest UN climate talks ended here on Sunday with no deal on carbon markets as delegates from almost 200 countries failed to come up with more ambitious targets to cut greenhouse gases to fulfil the terms of the 2015 Paris agreement, prompting UN chief Antonio Guterres...

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As climate talks wind down, pre-2020 targets take centre stage

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 13, 2019

As the Madrid climate talks neared its end, negotiators stepped up efforts to prepare compromise texts that would help the countries keep the discussions going on the contentious issues into the next year. There was also an indication that the final outcome from Madrid would...

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COP 25: India calls for speedier expansion of international solar alliance

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

More countries should join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to meet growing energy requirements, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Madrid on Monday. Speaking at a ministerial plenary on the sidelines of the 25th...

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India needs support from advanced nations to fight climate change: Govt

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 10, 2019

India is meeting all its commitments and making huge efforts towards tackling climate change as part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), but climate resilience for future will depend on financial and technological support of developed countries, the...

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COP25 climate summit opens in Madrid; Paris pact, multilateralism in focus

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) opened here in the Spanish capital on Monday, where delegates are discussing measures to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement amid unclear prospects and challenges to multilateralism. The opening ceremony began with a warning from...

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India to insist on ‘differentiated responsibilities’ at Madrid climate talks

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 28, 2019

India will insist upon the principle of ‘equity and common but differentiated responsibilities’ at next week’s climate talks in Madrid, Spain. In simpler terms, it means that while all countries should do their best to fight global warming, developed countries – with deeper...

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Javadekar opens COP on land desertification says positive action can restore balance of nature

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

Positive action can restore the balance of nature which has been disturbed by human activities, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday while kickstarting the 14th conference of parties on land desertification at Greater Noida. The 11-day conference is...

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India Pitches For Financial Support By Nations Ahead Of UN Climate Summit

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 2, 2019

In the run up to two key UN summits on Climate Change, India has raised the pitch for finance and technology support to developing nations to achieve the Paris Agreement goals of keeping a global average temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius. Union...

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