• Paris: After The Deadlock, Waiting For The Breakthrough

    • Date: 12/12/15
    • Tom Arup, The Sydney Morning Herald

    An historic global deal to limit and tackle climate change is a step closer after a final draft agreement has been completed at the United Nations conference in Paris. After nearly a fortnight of negotiations, and several days in which exhausted country representatives had thrashed out details through the day and night, French and UN officials have completed […]

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  • Obama Bluff: US Threatens To Walk Out Of Climate Talks If Financial Obligations Made Legally Binding

    • Date: 11/12/15
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard

    Talks go beyond deadline as developed countries block differentiation in revised draft of Paris agreement and oppose financial road-map. Paris climate talks got pushed well beyond their scheduled deadline of Friday 6 pm. The French foreign minister Laruent Fabius formally announced that the next, and hopefully the final draft, of the Paris package would be […]

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  • £2.3 Trillion: Rich Countries’ Bill For Climate Deal

    • Date: 11/12/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Britain and other rich countries face demands for $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trillion) in payments to developing nations to secure a deal in Paris to curb global warming. Developing countries have added a clause to the latest draft of the text under which they would be paid the “full costs” of meeting plans to cut emissions. […]

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  • UN Climate Talks Officially Delayed Until Saturday

    • Date: 11/12/15
    • Vishwa Mohan, The Times of India

    The UN climate talks are officially delayed until Saturday. Overnight negotiations could not result into convergence on many issue.     Stage 5 of the UN Climate Ritual … breakthrough expected tomorrow The next and final text, which was supposed to come on Friday, will now be released on Saturday morning and discussion will begin […]

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  • Paris Endgame: US Joins Countries Trying To Isolate China And India

    • Date: 10/12/15
    • Pilita Clark and Michael Stothard, Financial Times

    The US has unexpectedly joined a large group of countries trying to isolate China and India in the tense home stretch of UN talks in Paris on a new global climate agreement. The group, which has dubbed itself the “high ambition coalition”, claims to include about half the 195 nations involved in the two-week Paris […]

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  • As Predicted: Paris Climate Talks Deadlocked

    • Date: 10/12/15
    • Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times

    A meeting between US Secretary for State John Kerry and Indian environment minister Prakash Javadekar failed to reach a compromise on a number of issues. India’s crucial role at the climate change talks in Paris has once again been underlined by a high-level outreach by the United States, including a call to Prime Minister Modi from President […]

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  • New Draft In Paris But Little Progress

    • Date: 09/12/15
    • Vishwa Mohan, Times of India

    Climate negotiators released a new, shorter draft of an international accord to fight global warming on Wednesday, which still left many key issues unresolved just two days before the high-stakes talks in Paris are scheduled to end. The new draft prompted protests at the venue from activists from developing countries because it continued to carry […]

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  • Paris Poker: BASIC Countries Face Off Developed Countries’ Demands

    • Date: 08/12/15
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard

    At the juncture when developed countries have joined hands to demand practically an end to the principle of differentiation in the Paris agreement, the BASIC countries, including China, India, Brazil and South Africa came together to demand that the new pact must necessarily be stitched under the existing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The principle […]

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