As COP 17 comes to a close, European Union Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard blamed China and India for resisting the EU-designed “road map” designed to succeed the Kyoto Protocol which is set to expire in 2012.
The United States, the world’s second-largest polluter after China, made it clear that as a condition for a binding agreement on emissions reductions, major developing country emitters like China and India must be part of any legally binding agreement.
India has emerged as the leading opponent to a binding treaty at the UN Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa (COP 17).
With the Durban climate change negotiations barely a week old, key countries are drawing their “red line” positions in the sand.
It has been an active week for water in India. With three new projects and Xylem’s entry into the country, India has its hands full. The country is spreading the love, though, and recently selected PricewaterhouseCoopers to prepare a report of the supply of water to industries in the state.
Heading into Durban and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, otherwise known as the Seventeenth Conference of Parties (COP-17), the G77 remains committed to its long-standing position of achieving a legally binding agreement.
Putting the “Green” in Green Energy: Indian Government Approves Fund in Support of Ambitious Solar Electricity Targets
Earlier this month, the Indian Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved a fund of 4.86 billion rupees (roughly $108 million) for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in support of India’s National Solar Mission. This financial commitment is the latest step in support of India’s ambitious efforts to dramatically ramp up domestic [...]
The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that carbon-dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels rose to a new record level of 30.6 billion metric tons in 2010. This is a full 5% higher than the previous record set in 2008. Growth in China and India accounted for a large portion of the emissions growth last year. [...]