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India Welcomes Landmark Carbon Pact by 200 Nations at Kigali

India welcomed the Hydroflurocarbon (HFC) Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, agreed to at the 28th Meeting of Parties at Kigali, Rwanda in a move to make climate change talks more effective and fruitful in the future. The Agreement will lead to a reduction of 0.5 degree in global temp by the end of the century and enable India to achieve the ...

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PM Modi’s Speech at Cop-21 on Climate Change (Full Text)

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pitched in for developed nations to pay for their reckless automation that resulted in increased fossil fuel emissions in the last two decades crossing the safety barrier of 2 degreee celsius, which can be reversed only when all countries agree to adaptation of new technology and cap their carbon emissions. Here is the full ...

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Modi Raises ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibilities’, Developed Nations’ Leaders Find it Tough at Paris

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has maintained that the rich nations should pay for the riches they have reaped over the last two centuries while developing nations should be allowed their due to grow and that it would be “morally wrong” to burden them with reducing emissions. Upholding India’s principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, he said this should form ...

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Paris Climate Change Talks: India Should Focus on Agriculture Fund

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Team India should focus on agriculture fund among other major issues at the Climate Change Conference (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015, while solar and wind energies may naturally figure prominently in their agenda of green house gas (GHG) emissions, said experts. India’s stand on climate change responsibility has been "Equity and Common ...

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PM Departs for CoP-21 Climate Change Summit at Paris, India Faces Biggest Challenge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Climate Change Confererence (COP)-21 in Paris tomorrow, November 30, 2015 to face one of the major challenges to his government’s diplomatic efforts in the global arena. Mr Modi will address the meeting of International Solar Alliance with Prime Minister of France, Mr. François Hollande and attend ‘Mission Innovation’ being hosted by US ...

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Javadekar to Hold ‘Townhall’ Jointly with Google on Monday Ahead of Paris Meet

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Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar will hold a “MyGov Talk” on Monday (Oct 26) at 5.00 pm to focus on Climate Change in the run-up to the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 in Paris from November 30-December 11, 2015. Contributors from MyGov, Climate Change experts, senior journalists and social media influencers will join the online ...

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India Sincere on INDCs, to Present ‘Comprehensive Plan’ at Paris Summit: Prakash Javadekar

India’s environment minister Prakash Javadekar has reiterated India’s stand on compliance with the Climate Change agreements in the past and to forge ahead with its comprehensive plan at the Paris Summit to be held in December this year. The minsiter said India is finalizing its draft proposal before the crucial UN climate change conference in Paris and unlike most other ...

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Paris Meet: India Asks Developed Nations to Stick to Agenda, not change it in ‘Last Hour’

In view of the Paris Conference on Climate Change, India has reiterated its demand that the developed nations should pay for the Green Fund as pledged and should not introduce any new agenda at this “late hour” to make it “unsuccessful”. India’s Environment minister Prakash Javadekar said the convention agenda should be adhered to in the upcoming Paris Meet instead ...

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Climate Change Dialogue: Javadekar Seeks Clarity on Green Fund Pre-2020 Contributions, Pledges

India has reiterated its commitment to work towards finding practical, pragmatic and equitable solutions to climate change, said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar making an intervention at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin on Wednesday. He said that every Climate Action has a cost and the nations should decide who would pay for it under the “Polluter Pays” principle. Reiterating a ...

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India rejects US panel report on religious freedom

India has rejected a US government panel report that claims direct link between the 2014 general elections and the spike in attacks on religious minorities in the country. The report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) says that since the 2014 elections, religious minority communities in India have been “subject to derogatory comments by politicians linked to ...

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India reiterates stand on ‘differentiated responsibility’ at green talks

By Rajendra Shende   US President Barack Obama, in his 166-word eulogy in Time magazine that named Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the 100 most influential people in the world, termed him “India’s reformer-in-chief” who had “laid out an ambitious vision to …unleash India’s true economic potential while confronting climate change”. Modi tweeted thanks to Obama. But his government, determined to ...

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India Seeks ‘Differentiated Responsibility’ at Washington DC Climate Change Meet

With the Paris Meet 8 months away to decide the global approach to climate change and resolution to who should foot the carbon tax bill, a 2-day World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) meeting on climate change is being held in Washington with 17 ministers, including India. Indian environment minister Prakash Javadekar ahead of the meeting said, “Developed world ...

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Ansari Reiterates India Stand ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibility’ at Global Environment Conference

The Vice President Mohammad Ansari has defended India’s “Common but Differentiated Responsibility” approach to global environmental issues in his inaugural speech at the International Conference on “Global Environment Issues” jointly organised by the National Green Tribunal in association with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Indian Law Institute and FICCI. “Globally, India’s policy goal of achieving sustainable development ...

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