Monthly Archives: दिसम्बर 27, 2011

  • Nations make new plan for eastern Himalayas

    दिसम्बर 27, 2011

    China, India and Myanmar have finalised a joint programme for biodiversity management, climate change adaptation, cultural conservation and sustainable economic development in the Brahmaputra-Salween landscape of the eastern Himalayas, a landscape shared by the three countries.

  • Tibet’s resource curse

    दिसम्बर 19, 2011

    China plans to scale up lithium extraction to meet demand for electric cars and smart phones. But environmental damage to the fragile Tibetan plateau will be irreversible, warns Gabriel Lafitte.

  • Disappointed at Durban

    दिसम्बर 15, 2011

    Diplomacy moved forward in South Africa, but the conference still failed the climate. Joydeep Gupta gives the lowdown on what did – and didn’t – happen in Durban.

  • India, China ensure equity in climate deal

    दिसम्बर 11, 2011

    Impassioned speeches by the environment ministers of China and India capped the finale of the UN climate summit that ended at Durban, South Africa, with the adoption of the Durban Package in the early hours of Sunday, nearly a day and a half behind schedule.

  • Durban gets close to goal in extra time

    दिसम्बर 10, 2011

    As the fortnight long UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, went into a series of closed door meetings on its extra day Saturday, some hope emerged by the mid-afternoon that there may be a deal yet.

  • Developed and developing nations still bickering in Durban

    दिसम्बर 10, 2011

    The UN climate summit went into extra time in Durban, South Africa, on Saturday, with no agreement in sight. Developed and developing countries continued to bicker over who should do what to limit emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) that are warming the globe.

  • India, China targeted by EU in climate blame game

    दिसम्बर 09, 2011

    As the annual summit of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wound down towards its final hours in Durban, South Africa, on Friday, the blame game by rich nations became more vicious. European Union Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard started the day by singling out India and calling it a deal breaker.

  • Don’t delay climate deal, plead island countries, experts

    दिसम्बर 08, 2011

    The second last day of the United Nations’ annual climate conference saw agreements break down in room after room on Thursday, despite warnings from scientists around the world that the window to take much stronger action to combat climate change is closing rapidly.

  • Climate summit: Durban stalemate continues

    दिसम्बर 08, 2011

    The quest for a global agreement to combat climate change remained stalemated on Thursday despite repeated trilateral meetings between the big players – the USA, the European Union and the BASIC countries China, India, Brazil and South Africa.

  • Climate smart agriculture new buzzword at climate summit

    दिसम्बर 07, 2011

    The global financial crisis has shown the gravity of waiting for a disaster before taking action,” former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan warned on Wednesday while speaking at the UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa.