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Insisting that the Copenhagen accord was reached to the satisfaction of all concerned, government today told the Rajya Sabha that the provision for "international consultation and analysis" will in no way affect India's sovereignty.

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said a major achievement was that it was a "non-legally binding" accord and...

While all nations participating in the climate change conference in Copenhagen are trying to get a share of the climate change deal, Bangladesh does not want to be lagging far behind. As climate change will lead to millions of environmental refugees, Bangladesh has demanded a new international framework in recognition of environmental refugees.

While talking at the climate...

U.S. oil demand through 2035 is not expected to return to the peak levels reached before fuel consumption fell sharply due to high petroleum prices and the recession,  according to the government's top energy forecasting agency.

U.S. oil demand reached a high of 20.8 million barrels per day in 2005, and oil consumption is forecast to remain "near" its current level of...

India opposed any amendment to the Kyoto protocol at the Copenhagen meet on Sunday, even as the EU pushed for an agreement that is "broader" than the 1997 climate change treaty that puts more obligations on developing countries for cutting emissions.

Meanwhile, Police arrested almost 1,000 people among the violent fringes of a mass rally in...

The Union Cabinet has discussed India's stand on climate change at the Copenhagen global summit. The Cabinet Ministers had thorough discussions on various aspects related to the developments at the global conference and marked red lines for the negotiations India will adhere to.
While refusing to take legally binding cuts, India has announced 20-25...

China has slammed the developed nations, including the US and the EU, for announcing inadequate carbon mitigation targets while coaxing developing countries to put more on the table at the crucial climate conference here.

Chinese chief negotiator Su Wei said the 17 per cent reduction in carbon emission offered by the US by 2020 over 2005 levels was neither "remarkable" nor "...

EU leaders meeting in Brussels are under pressure to give the UN climate talks in Copenhagen a firm signal of their commitment to tackling global warming. The EU sees itself as a world leader in this area, having pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020, compared with 1990 levels. A higher target of 30% has been suggested - but only if similar pledges are made by other...

USA is interested in early action on climate-friendly technologies and discussing this possibility with other countries says Carol Guthrie, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Trade Representative's office. The United States supports taking "early action" to liberalize trade in products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and believes that could spur progress in broader world trade talks on...

Documents leaked at the UN climate summit reveal divisions between industrialised and developing countries over the shape of a possible new deal. Campaigners say a draft text proposed by the Danish host government would disadvantage poorer nations. It also sees everything coming under a single new deal, whereas an alternative text from developing countries...

The G-77 group of countries and China today blasted a Danish draft proposal for an agreement on climate change, saying it "threatens the success" of the ongoing Copenhagen summit.

The draft text, which was leaked, is a "serious and unfortunate development. It is a major violation that threatens the success of the...