The French capital, which will host the Olympic games in the summer of 2024 and was host city for the latest worldwide pact on policies to tame global warming, had already been eyeing an end to diesel cars in the capital by the time of that event.
The historic climate change agreement in Paris may not have been possible if it was not for the leadership shown by India in making some “substantial commitments”…
The deaths bring the toll from the floods in Germany to nine, including four killed earlier this week in the southern region of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Three others…
French riot police arrested 27 people after running battles with dozens of hooded and masked youths in downtown Paris’s Place de la Republique square overnight…
Salah Abdeslam, suspected of playing a major part in November’s Paris attacks which killed 130 people, has been extradited to France from Belgium, prosecutors in both countries said on Wednesday.
Global firms responsible for tens of trillions of dollars in investments today urged the world’s leading economies to sign the landmark Paris accord to limit global warming adopted at a UN summit in December.
Policy-making has to be focused, not episodic
The agreement is robbing the carbon space of the poor so that the rich can continue with their lifestyle.
Citing India’s announcement to double its coal production by 2020, an influential US lawmaker today alleged that the Paris agreement on climate change is just a “window dressing” in the absence of mandatory targets for reduction in carbon emissions.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has termed the historic climate change agreement reached in Paris as a “monumental triumph” for planet Earth that will set the stage for achieving an end to poverty and development for all.
The world bank has welcomed the “historic” agreement reached on climate change draft in Paris, saying the deal reflects aspiration and seriousness to preserve the planet for future generations.
After two weeks of intense negotiations and years of acrimonious debate, more than 190 countries Saturday adopted a new agreement on climate change that could force lasting changes on economic activities across the world and on the way people lead their lives.
While the world is trying to find the elusive climate agreement that would reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide, a new scientific report has suggested that some other easier and faster ways of slowing down global warming are not being paid enough attention.
India is looking positively to the final outcome from Paris and India will be flexible and show the world that though India is not part of the problem, still is facilitator for the solution, said Prakash Javadekar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the summit that ‘climate justice’ meant poor nations needed ‘room to grow’.