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28 record(s) found in 'December 2009'

  • Pachauri hopes for more US action

    7 December 2009| Deccan Herald

    By executive action, the Obama administration in US can boost the country’s target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions beyond levels envisioned in legislation working its way through Congress, Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said. Environmentalists have long urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to act on its own, without Congress, to rein in carbon dioxide, the most important greenhouse gas blamed for global warming.

  • Climate action plan hinges on emission target

    2 December 2009| The Financial Express

    India should be able to lay its national action plan on climate change at the Copenhagen summit if a global emission reduction target is set, financial support is given to developing countries and clean technology transfer is facilitated, according to chairman of IPCC, Dr R K Pachauri. Dr Pachauri said India cannot take on legally binding emission reduction targets.

  • India can table national climate plan at Copenhagen: Pachauri

    2 December 2009| Deccan Herald

    Leading environment expert Dr R K Pachauri said India could table its domestic plans on climate change at the Copenhagen meet in case rest of the world agrees for collective commitments on emission cuts and ensures funds and technology to combat the threat. With just few days left for the 15th Conference of Parties at Copenhagen, Dr Pachauri called for concrete commitments from the developed nations who have been historically responsible for accumulation of greenhouse gases causing climate change.

  • Pachauri to Manmohan: Do attend Copenhagen

    2 December 2009| The Pioneer

    According to Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s participation at the 15th Conference of Parties at Copenhagen will be important, as it will signify that India is a deal maker and not a deal breaker. Dr Pachauri predicted that US’ announcement about cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent by 2020, compared to 2005, and China’s announcement that it would reduce the GHG-intensity of its economy by 40-45 per cent by 2020, compared to 2005, would put more pressure on India to come up with similar quantitative commitments. Advocating a shift towards renewable energy sources from fossil fuels, Pachauri said, “India must bargain at Copenhagen for large-scale resources to finance its solar mission”.

  • Carbon must be sucked from air, says IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri

    1 December 2009| Timesonline

    Drastic cuts in carbon emissions may not be sufficient to avoid the worst ravages of global warming and the world will need to suck carbon from the atmosphere to avert permanent damage to the climate, according to a leading world authority on climate science. In an interview with The Times, Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, proposed that new techniques should be applied to help to mop up atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide that have been pumped into the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels.

  • Deal in Copenhagen likely, India under more pressure: Pachauri

    1 December 2009| Sindh Today

    Thanks to recent announcements by the US and China, there may be a deal at Copenhagen climate summit, chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr R K Pachauri said. This would put more pressure on India, which needed to quantify the steps it was taking to reduce global warming, Dr Pachauri added. He laid down three criteria for success at Copenhagen — first, a collective emission reduction target by industrialized countries by 2020, which he said would be “good if it was 20 percent”; second, financial assistance to developing countries to cope with climate change effects; and third, transfer of green technologies cheap, perhaps through a technology fund.

  • Pachauri hopeful of a deal at Copenhagen

    1 December 2009| The Hindu

    Dr R K Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, expressed optimism over the possibility of a deal at the Copenhagen climate summit following commitments by the US and China.This would put more pressure on India, which needed to quantify the steps it was taking to reduce global warming, Dr Pachauri told.

  • Use climate plan as bargain chip: Pachauri

    1 December 2009| Financial Chronicle

    India should put its national action plan on the table as a negotiating chip at Copenhagen, according to Dr R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Talking to reporters on what to expect at the Copenhagen meeting and beyond, Dr Pachauri said India would not, however, accept foreign verification of its voluntary commitments under its action plan which had finalised 20,000 mw output from solar energy by 2021-22. He said the plan could be India’s “binding commitment.”

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