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New rules on the block

Katowice climate negotiations have yielded a disciplined rulebook for future. It’s now time to deliver.

Katowice delivers Paris rulebook, but not everyone is happy

While welcoming the finalisation of the rulebook, India and many other developing countries rued the fact that the “balance” that they would have liked to see in the agreement was missing.


World glacier melting passes point of no return, finds study

In the Paris Agreement, 195 member states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to limit the rise in global average temperature to significantly below two degrees Celsius.

United Nations hopes Donald Trump will 'reconsider' exit from Paris deal, says climate chief

Espinosa said the Paris Agreement had now been ratified by 175 nations. The climate deal set a goal of keeping the rise in average global temperatures to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times, and ideally to 1.5 degrees.

Paris climate agreement: Some progress, but big issues remain unresolved at half-way stage

Small island nations, who face the prospect of getting submerged by the rising sea-levels, have been demanding a provision for compensation for damages that countries like them suffer due to climate change.

India on course to achieve its 2030 climate targets: New report

In its NDC, India had promised to reduce its emissions intensity -- greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP -- by 33 to 35 per cent below 2005 levels by the year 2030


China needs tougher clean fuel targets to meet Paris climate pact

China pledged to bring its carbon emissions to a peak by 2030 or earlier as part of a joint pledge made with the United States ahead of the 2015 Paris talks.

UN chief Antonio Guterres asks United States to re-engage in 2015 Paris climate agreement

The US accepted the Paris Agreement on September 3, 2016 and the agreement entered into force for the US on November 4, 2016. This means that the US must stay in the pact until at least 2019.

Donald Trump urged to reconsider Paris Agreement withdrawal

"More than 900 US businesses support keeping the US in the Paris Agreement, including 20 Fortune 500 companies. American businesses need the US government at the negotiating table to represent their interests," the 10 Senators wrote in a letter to Donald Trump.

193 UN member nations urge action to protect oceans, US backs call

UN conference on oceans recognises the critical importance of the world's seas to the future of the planet: Covering three-quarter of the Earth

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Paris Agreement & Its Impact On India

India has reasons to be satisfied with the Paris Agreement on climate change that was finalised on Saturday night, but the inclusion of one line in the article dealing with the deal’s purpose might prove to be a big irritant in its plans to build coal-fired power plants. That line, possibly introduced in the text […]