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Insufficient funds for crucial Paris conference: UN climate chief

Aug 31, 2015

Insufficient funds for crucial Paris conference: UN climate chief

Key climate negotiations opened in Bonn on Monday with a top UN official warning there was not enough money to host a year-end Paris conference tasked with sealing a global carbon-curbing pact. #United Nations #climate change #NewsTracker #un climate chief christiana figueres #paris climate change conference
World to lose India-sized tropical forest cover if no steps taken, says new report

Aug 25, 2015

World to lose India-sized tropical forest cover if no steps taken, says new report

Areport, released by the Centre for Global Development, says that if steps are not taken to curb deforestation, an area of tropical forest similar to the size of India will be lost by 2050. #CAG #climate change #NewsTracker #Environment Ministry #Prakash Javadekar #deforestation #tropical forests #Centre for Global Development
Give up your climate policy: CEA Arvind Subramanian's advice is no good for India

Aug 19, 2015

Give up your climate policy: CEA Arvind Subramanian's advice is no good for India

When Arvind Subramanian was chosen as the the Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Narendra Modi government last October, what startled informed critics in India was how a man who had advised the US government to be tough with India in his previous Avatar could protect our national interests. #US #Narendra Modi #climate change #NewsTracker #Climate #Arvind Subramanian #Asean #Chief Economic Advisor
Barack Obama announces aggressive plan to tackle climate change

Aug 04, 2015

Barack Obama announces aggressive plan to tackle climate change

US President Barack Obama has announced a tougher climate change plan for power plants amidst an overwhelming opposition from several states nationwide. #White House #Obama #US #climate change #NewsTracker #US Environmental Protection Agency #Clean Power Plan #Gina McCarthy
7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

Jul 28, 2015

7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early on Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged. #World #climate change #NewsTracker #Indonesia #earthquake #Natural Disaster
President Obama hopes to persuade India, China on climate change

Jul 22, 2015

President Obama hopes to persuade India, China on climate change

In the remaining 18 months of his presidency, one of the major goals of President Barack Obama is to persuade India and China to agree to US proposals on climate change. #Obama #India #China #US #President Obama #climate change #NewsTracker
When Obama asks the difficult questions: BBC airs climate change interview with British naturalist Attenborough

Jun 29, 2015

When Obama asks the difficult questions: BBC airs climate change interview with British naturalist Attenborough

U.S. President Barack Obama for a change was the one asking the questions in an interview that aired on Sunday with British naturalist David Attenborough in which they agreed that combating climate change would require a global effort. #World #White House #Obama #BBC #climate change #NewsTracker #Interview #Global warming #Attenborough
Pope predicts future wars over water, to personally call world leaders to discuss climate change

Jun 18, 2015

Pope predicts future wars over water, to personally call world leaders to discuss climate change

Pope Francis will call on Thursday on the world's leaders to pull together to fight global warming, publishing his hotly-anticipated thesis on the environment which slams profiteers and slaves to progress. #climate change #NewsTracker #Water Wars #Pope #Pope Francis #slaves
Preview: Storm on climate change awaits pope's environment letter| Reuters

Jun 14, 2015

Preview: Storm on climate change awaits pope's environment letter| Reuters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will call on all people to be "stewards of creation" and address the hot-button topic of climate change on Thursday in the most feverishly awaited papal encyclical in decades. By making environmental protection a moral imperative, his intervention could spur the world's 1.2 billion Catholics to lobby policymakers on ecology issues. Francis has already used his two-year-old papacy to lead in areas such as the resumption of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States, a deal the Vatican brokered. #Economy #United States #Technology #climate change #markets #Argentina #Entertainment
India playing pro-active role in dealing with climate change: Javadekar

Jun 08, 2015

India playing pro-active role in dealing with climate change: Javadekar

India is playing a pro-active role in coordinating the developing world ahead of UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris in December, and has set an example for the developed world by taking pre-2020 emission reduction actions, the government said on Monday. #World #Environment #NewsTracker #Paris #UN Climate Change conference #COP21