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Lima climate talks: setting the ground for a Paris agreement in 2015
A 17-member government delegation, led by environment minister Prakash Javadekar, is set to negotiate at the coming United Nations (UN) climate change talks at Lima, Peru. Even as the government draws up the formal strategy, which needs Cabinet approval, some of the negotiators have left for Lima to begin talks with partner countries before the formal fortnight-long negotiations are kicked off on December 1.
Business Standard (India)
China Pledges to Honor Emission-Cut Commitments
The UN Climate Conference in Lima comes on the heels of China and the U.S. reaching a major agreement on climate change at the APEC Summit in Beijing earlier this month. As part of that deal, the Chinese side has agreed to cap its carbon-emission growth by 2030, on top of generating one-fifth of its power through renewable sources by that same time.
Beijing Review
Pope Francis backs global efforts to tackle climate change
Pope Benedict was dubbed the first green pontiff because of his sermons on protecting the environment and installation of solar panels at the Vatican. His successor Pope Francis appears keen on maintaining this relatively new tradition, telling the UNís lead climate official Christiana Figueres that the environment will be one of his priorities for 2015.
Call for UN climate deal to support carbon market links
Countries around the world are developing an array of different carbon taxes and trading systems to control greenhouse gas emissions. The more these can be joined up, experts say, the cheaper it will be to tackle climate change.

Twitter watch: Who to follow at the UN climate talks in Lima
From 1 December, Twitter will be abuzz with the latest news from the corridors of the UN climate talks. Follow the right people, and youíll have a steady stream of inside information from politicians, negotiators, NGOs and generally insightful people as they work on the UNís new climate treaty in Lima.
Paris deal unlikely to meet 2C warming limit, say climate veterans
The global mood on climate change is shifting, but thereís little sign that the proposed 2015 agreement will be enough to avert dangerous levels of warming. Envoys from over 190 countries meet in Lima, Peru next week to continue work on efforts to slow greenhouse gas emissions, which the World Meteorological Organisation says are rising faster than ever before
In Climate Negotiations, Women Gaining a Stronger Voice
Beginning on December 1, representatives from nearly 200 countries will meet in Lima, Peru, to forge progress on global climate-change policy, an effort that could well determine the success of future negotiations on critical climate change issues.
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