With a United Nations report saying this week that the world is straying away from commitments to combat climate change, there will be renewed pressure on China and India to check its growing global warming causing carbon emissions at the global conference of 200 countries at Doha, Qatar to vet second commitment period for Kyoto Protocol, the existing climate treaty. Read more

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Leave aside rest of the world, the fortnight long conference of around 184 countries failed to even enthuse locals even in the cyber city of Hyderabad, where it was held. Read more

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Two unrelated reports have indicated that world is heading for climate disasters if countries fail to shun their parochial outlook at Durban climate conference and join hands for welfare of mankind. Read more

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What India has failed to do, Sri Lanka has done – meet people’s aspirations for cars without damaging the environment much – with astonishing results.

Silence introduced a new differentiated tax regime for imported vehicles this year with just 50% duty on hybrid vehicles and up to 450% on vehicles running on climate change causing fossil fuel driven vehicles. Read more

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