Category: Negotiations

India to double emissions by 2030, but within Paris commitments

Depending on developmental needs and pace of economic growth, India’s emissions growth is most likely to remain within the commitments it has made under the Paris climate pact

In 2030, when countries have to take stock of their commitments under the Paris agreement, India will double its CO2 emissions from its 2012 levels, but it will still be within its intensity pledge…Read More

Green funds dry up for developing countries

With the US halving its contribution to the Global Environment Facility, the oldest green fund sees first budget cut in 27 years, hurting the least developed countries the most

Industrialised countries will cut funding for the Global Environment Facility from USD 4.4 billion in 2014 to USD 4.1 billion for the four-year budget from 2018. The main reason is that the US…Read More

Success of Paris climate pact hinges on real money

The commitment and sincerity of developed countries to provide climate finance will determine whether the Paris Agreement will succeed in combating climate change

The home of Shumona and her grandmother in Bangladesh has been destroyed by storms four times in the past five years. She and millions of climate change victims like her…Read More

Climate diplomacy and India: an insider’s view

Jairam Ramesh, India’s environment minister from May 2009 to July 2011, recalls the complex negotiations at two key climate conferences that led the way to the Paris Agreement

I became India’s Minister of Environment and Forests in May 2009 with instructions from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to change both the substance and style of India’s climate diplomacy…Read More

World wakes up to climate migration

Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the suffering

This year is set to be a milestone in the arduous journey of climate migrants. The global community is beginning to fathom the challenges of people displaced by floods and sea level rise…Read More