Key polluter Canada has confirmed that it would not support an extended Kyoto Protocol after 2012, joining Japan and Russia in rejecting a new round of the climate-emissions pact at the very beginning of the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
State Minister for Forest and Environment Dr Hasan Mahmud Wednesday claimed that creation of ‘Green Climate Fund’ in the recently concluded Cancun climate conference was a great achievement for Bangladesh.
Global talks on climate change looked set early Saturday to set up a new global fund to manage billions of dollars in aid to poor nations in a hard-fought package urging deep cuts in industrial emissions.
India today said that the BASIC countries were "very happy" with the two draft texts prepared by climate negotiators from almost 200 nations on the Kyoto Protocol and a long-term action to combat climate change.
UN-led climate negotiations in Mexico on Saturday approved a deal after two weeks of talks and a final two days of virtually non-stop diplomacy.
The world’s governments approved a modest plan on Saturday to combat climate change, including a new “Green Climate Fund” to help poor nations, after sidelining objections by Bolivia.
More than 190 nations Friday considered "deep cuts" in emissions to hold back climate change in a hard-fought package that would pave the way for billions of dollars in aid to poor countries.
Russia stated plainly on Thursday that it would not support a new round of the Kyoto Protocol, backing a position by Japan that has raised controversy at UN-led climate talks.
India on Thursday offered an olive branch in climate change negotiations, saying for the first time that it would consider entering a legally binding international agreement.
UN-led talks on climate change are looking at giving billions of dollars to poor countries. But an Indian spiritual leader is telling delegates that they instead should subsidize love.
State Minister for Environment and Forest Dr Hassan Mahmud will act as co-chairman of a climate change conference committee devoted to increasing ability, transferring technology and economic development.
World climate talks in Cancun are entering their final stretch beset by fears of a repeat of the failures that nearly wrecked the December 2009 Copenhagen summit.
Bangladesh wants immediate release of the US$ 30 billion climate funds pledged by the developed countries at the Copenhagen Climate Summit this year, in order to help the vulnerable countries tackle adversities caused by calamitous climate change.
A new round of UN climate talks got under way on Monday to appeals for action and compromise after the squabbles that drove last year`s global summit in Copenhagen close to disaster.
A UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, the panoramic Sunderbans, now in a race to become one of 7 natural wonders of the planet, is apprehended to be vanishing by the year 2100 for the ongoing sea-level rise owing to the global warming.
Around the world today, we are already seeing the damaging effects of climate change, from increasing temperatures and melting glaciers to rising sea levels and lengthening droughts. The toll on our planet will only get...
The United Nations Climate Change Conference to be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010, encompasses the sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP) and the sixth Conference of the Parties serving as...
The world is now firmly on the path for dangerous climate change in the coming century, a major new assessment reveals today on the eve of the forthcoming UN climate conference which opens next week in Mexico.
The debate on using public and private financing to fight climate change must be resolved for the Cancun climate summit to succeed where Copenhagen failed, U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer warned on Wednesday.
Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions.
hat is climate change and why should we be concerned about it? David Adam explains What is climate change? The Earth`s climate has always varied, so the term climate change is now generally used to describe the changes caused by...
Devastating changes to sea levels, rainfall, water supplies, weather systems and crop yields are increasingly likely before the end of the century, scientists will warn tomorrow.
As climate-change talks get under way, negotiators are filled with a sense of foreboding, reports Geoffrey Lean of The Daily Telegraph in Cancun. Maybe the name has something to do with it – Cancun means “nest of serpents” in the original Indian language of the area – but it would have been hard to pick a less propitious place to host a conference widely hailed as the last chance to get international negotiations to combat climate change back on track.
Scoring only 8 points in ratings, Bangladesh ranks top in Global Climate Risks Index (GCRI) 2009 as the country is one of the most affected by the adverse impacts of climate change such as rising sea level, flooding and heat waves.