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Paris climate change pact frames climate ambition in 'lens of equity', says India
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Paris climate change pact frames climate ambition in 'lens of equity', says India

The Paris climate change agreement is a victory for climate justice, India has said stressing that the multilateral deal preserves the development imperatives of developing countries and frames climate ambition in a "lens of equity".

Snake charmers no more: Bill Leak and co missed the memo on India's diversity and economic climate
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Snake charmers no more: Bill Leak and co missed the memo on India's diversity and economic climate

The cartoons are not just racist, they are ill-informed by a stereotype of India and its citizens; unfortunately we are no longer amused.

Ban Ki-moon hails climate pact as 'health insurance policy for planet'
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Ban Ki-moon hails climate pact as 'health insurance policy for planet'

United Nations Terming the Paris climate change deal as "a health insurance policy for the planet", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said it is for the first time that every nation in the world has pledged to curb emissions address climate change.

Maithripala Sirisena meets Pope Francis, discusses peace process in Sri Lanka
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Maithripala Sirisena meets Pope Francis, discusses peace process in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis on Monday received Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Vatican where they discussed the peace process in the island nation, the Holy See said.

Paris climate deal: US, France, China emerge big winners
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Paris climate deal: US, France, China emerge big winners

The climate deal adopted in suburban Paris was the culmination of four years of negotiations on how to get nearly all countries to jointly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are warming the planet.

COP21: How PM Narendra Modi steered India’s elevation from spoiler to facilitator
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COP21: How PM Narendra Modi steered India’s elevation from spoiler to facilitator

The long telephonic conversations between Obama, Hollande and Modi before the Paris COP21 agreement was drafted was recognition of the critical role played by India at the international forum.

Climate change deal clinched at COP21: Here's why India is on the receiving end
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Climate change deal clinched at COP21: Here's why India is on the receiving end

As many as 195 countries reached a deal on Saturday to save the earth from catastrophic climate change that threatens to bring about a mass extinction of species, including human beings. But keeping in mind India's ambitious targets for economic growth, the country is walking a tight rope

Australia overturns ban, commits to wind energy after Paris climate deal
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Australia overturns ban, commits to wind energy after Paris climate deal

After the Paris climate change summit, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday overturned a decision by his predecessor to ban government investment in wind power

COP21: How the world learned its lesson and got a climate deal
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COP21: How the world learned its lesson and got a climate deal

It was an agreement born from a fear of failure, delivered by the smoothness of French diplomacy. Six years earlier, countries had bitterly walked away from global climate talks in Copenhagen without a deal. The decision to reassemble in Paris to try again at getting almost 200 countries to sign a pact on cutting carbon emissions was a gamble: another collapse could the end world’s ability to forge a common approach to dealing with climate change.

Hugs and tears of joy: Nearly 200 countries adopt historic Paris climate change pact
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Hugs and tears of joy: Nearly 200 countries adopt historic Paris climate change pact

To rousing cheers and tears of relief, envoys from 195 nations approved an accord to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can avert catastrophic climate change and usher in an energy revolution.

Environment Minister Javadekar hails historic climate pact as a step for ‘better future’
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Environment Minister Javadekar hails historic climate pact as a step for ‘better future’

India's Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar hailed the adoption of a landmark climate change deal as a "historic day" which promises a "better future" and creates a "chapter of hope" in the lives of seven billion people.

‘Climate justice has won’: PM Modi hails the climate change pact signed in Paris
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‘Climate justice has won’: PM Modi hails the climate change pact signed in Paris

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris on Saturday as the victory of "climate justice"

COP21: The 5 key points of the landmark Paris climate change pact
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COP21: The 5 key points of the landmark Paris climate change pact

UN climate talks reached a milestone on Saturday when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord asking all countries to join the fight against global warming. Here are some of the key elements of the deal

'Chance to change the world': Diplomats in Paris unveil draft of climate change pact
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'Chance to change the world': Diplomats in Paris unveil draft of climate change pact

French hosts of UN talks in Paris submitted a proposed 195-nation accord to defeat global warming on Saturday.

A call to action? Obama telephones Modi to cement commitment to 'strong' climate change deal
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A call to action? Obama telephones Modi to cement commitment to 'strong' climate change deal

In a bid to clinch a deal at the ongoing Paris climate conference, President Barack Obama is busy calling up various world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi, Obama commit to securing 'strong' climate change agreement this week
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Modi, Obama commit to securing 'strong' climate change agreement this week

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday exchanged views with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the Paris climate conference, the White House said on Tuesday.

France express solidarity with Chennai floods victims, calls for 'urgent action' against climate change
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France express solidarity with Chennai floods victims, calls for 'urgent action' against climate change

France on Thursday expressed solidarity with people affected by the worst ever floods in Chennai and its suburbs and said the "unprecedented" magnitude of the flooding confirms that time is running out and "concrete and urgent" action needs to be taken against climate disruption.

Obama believes PM Modi is 'honest and direct', has a clear vision for India, says US
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Obama believes PM Modi is 'honest and direct', has a clear vision for India, says US

US President Barack Obama who has held meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several occasions, has found in him a politician who is honest and has a clear vision for India, the White House has said.

At Paris climate summit, India promises to cut coal dependence in exchange for clean tech, funds
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At Paris climate summit, India promises to cut coal dependence in exchange for clean tech, funds

India is ready to reduce its reliance on coal further if the developed countries agree to help it shift to cleaner energy sources with adequate finances and technology, a top negotiator has said.

World Bank, International Monetary Fund propose global carbon tax
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World Bank, International Monetary Fund propose global carbon tax

One of the smartest ways to fight global warming is putting a price on carbon dioxide pollution, some key world leaders said at Monday's international climate summit.