• John Kerry: Paris Climate Deal Will Not Be Legally Binding

    • Date: 12/11/15
    • Demetri Sevastopulo and Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    John Kerry, US secretary of state, has warned that December’s Paris climate change talks will not deliver a “treaty” that legally requires countries to cut their carbon emissions, exposing international divisions over how to enforce a deal. The EU and other countries have long argued that the accord due to be reached next month should […]

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  • Paris Climate Deal Concern: West Won’t Pay, The Rest Won’t Cut

    • Date: 10/11/15
    • Reuters

    PARIS — Negotiations to reach a climate change deal next month in Paris are likely to go down to the final moments with financing remaining one of the toughest subjects on which to reach agreement, senior Swedish officials said. Asked about the issue of nations promising financing and not yet delivering while developing nations hold back […]

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  • French President Calls For Environmental ‘Security Council’

    • Date: 10/11/15
    • AFP

    French President Francois Hollande called Monday for the creation of an “environmental security council” to verify and enforce measures to be adopted at a year-end UN climate summit. “I hope that binding measures emerge from the agreement in Paris,” meant to curb dangerous levels of global warming, he told a scientific gathering in the French […]

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  • India To Pressure Rich Nations To Make Bigger Commitments On Climate

    • Date: 09/11/15
    • Amiti Sen, The Hindu

    Taking on an aggressive posture before the crucial climate change meet in Paris next month, India plans to analyse the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) of developed countries to identify those nations that have volunteered to contribute less than their fair share in combating climate change and mount pressure on them to do more. “The […]

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  • Ministers Seek To Break UN Climate Deadlock

    • Date: 08/11/15
    • Mariëtte Le Roux, AFP

    More than 60 environment and energy ministers tasked with inking a global pact in December to rein in climate change, meet in Paris from Sunday seeking to narrow political rifts. The three-day gathering comes days after the UN issued a fresh warning that current carbon-cutting pledges go nowhere near far enough to prevent dangerous levels […]

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  • Putin Makes UN Climate Deal Conditional On Western Pledges

    • Date: 08/11/15
    • AFP

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the November 30 opening of a UN summit in Paris tasked with producing a climate rescue pact, France’s top diplomat said Sunday. More than 100 heads of state and government have confirmed they will attend, including “the president of the United States, the premier of China, the president of […]

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  • India Orders Greenpeace To Shut Down Over Fraud

    • Date: 06/11/15
    • Reuters

    India has cancelled Greenpeace International’s license to operate and gave the group 30 days to close down, citing financial fraud and falsification of data, the environment watchdog said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has turned the spotlight on foreign charities since he took office last year, accusing some of trying to hamper projects […]

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  • India Outlaws Greenpeace

    • Date: 06/11/15
    • Shreya Dasgupta, Mongabay

    On November 4, the Indian government cancelled Greenpeace India Society’s registration. The Society was registered in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. “This is an extension of the deep intolerance for differing viewpoints that sections of this government seem to harbor,” Vinuta Gopal, Interim Executive Director of Greenpeace India, said in a statement. According to the […]

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