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Paris climate agreement


Banks launch framework to track carbon footprint of investments

September 23, 2019 5:24 pm

It has been adopted by several Dutch banks, including ABN AMRO, which found out by using the PCAF framework that residential mortgages were one of the areas of highest carbon impact.

Narendra Modi UNESCO address HIGHLIGHTS: India will achieve most climate change goals set for 2030 before 2021, says PM

August 23, 2019 10:35 pm

PM Modi said, "I want to tell you that India is now surging ahead, the mandate we got is not merely for running a govt but for building a new India."

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

November 13, 2017 5:47 am

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.

World Climate Conference: Tell us how much money you are putting forward, India asks developed countries

November 08, 2017 3:07 am

Developed countries have promised to "mobilise" $100 billion annually from 2020 to help deal with the impacts of climate change. However, there is still no clarity on how the developed countries plan to raise the money

US sends official communication to UN stating it wants out of Paris climate deal

August 05, 2017 10:14 am

The Trump administration on Friday officially told the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate pact. But the State Department's announcement doesn't formally start the process of the U.S. getting out of the voluntary agreement.

US isolated as the rest of G-20 commits to Paris climate pact

July 09, 2017 5:00 am

The differences between the US and the other countries at the Summit were apparent in two paragraphs of the Hamburg Declaration — one outlining the American position and the other underlining the position of the others, including India’s.

US isolated as India, other G20 members back Paris climate pact

July 08, 2017 10:36 pm

While taking "note" of the US' decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the G20 communique said, "The Leaders of the other G20 members agree that the Paris Agreement is irreversible."

Angela Merkel wary of business over-dependence on China

June 29, 2017 7:14 pm

In an interview with weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche, Merkel said Europe needed to be wary about opening its markets to products that had been developed with public subsidies in China and should demand reciprocity on access to public tenders.

PM Narendra Modi speaks to Justin Trudeau, affirms India's commitment to Paris climate deal

June 19, 2017 11:24 pm

Sharing details of the conversation through the prime minister's Twitter handle, the PMO said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exchanged views on developments of mutual interest, specifically climate change.

Govt, business leaders to endorse Paris climate deal despite Trump's withdrawal

June 07, 2017 8:57 am

Texas, the largest producer of climate-changing carbon dioxide in the US and the biggest state economy after California, is a key figure absent from the list.