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
2011 had two contrasting dimensions for Indian environment — Jairam Ramesh and Jayanthi Natarajan as environment ministers.
Ramesh was the minister for first seven months of the year when he was replaced by Jayanthi. Read more
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