June and July 2019 have been some of the hottest months in  recorded hi....Read More

The recent report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the aspirational target in the Paris Agreement of lim....Read More

Can China become a global leader in defining the contours of green growth? It appears to be aiming at that, judging by ....Read More

The Trump administration has signalled its intentions of backing out of commitments the USA made at the Paris meeting o....Read More

On 20th of January 2017 a speech delivered from the steps of the Capitol in Washington DC signalled the end of the post....Read More

The Paris Agreement on climate change will enter into force when it is ratified by at least 55 signatories accounting f....Read More

The Paris climate negotiations are just a few days ahead. The base for this exercise is the Intended Nationally Determi....Read More

The Paris Agreement on climate change has been approved by the 195 nations after four years of arduous negotiation. It ....Read More

On 30 June China submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the the global effort for the miti....Read More

The Prime Minister's visit to China next month is the most important state visit he will make given the centrality of C....Read More

The latest round of the global negotiations on climate change ended last Sunday in the usual fashion, with the host cou....Read More

In a few weeks the parties to the UN Climate Convention will meet in Lima, Peru to prepare for their Paris meeting in 2....Read More

This column comes to you from Rio where I am attending the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly called R....Read More

Yet another UN climate meeting has ended with the world community taking a few hesitant steps on a road on which they n....Read More

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About ten days from today the parties to the UN climate convention will have another bash at hammering out an agreement....Read More

This week’s column comes to you from China where I have been travelling for ten days.....Read More

The Copenhagen Climate Conference saw the emergence of what could be called a 40:40:20 power structure in international....Read More

I have just returned after performing at the climate circus in Copenhagen. Like all sensible columnists, I will reserve....Read More

At the Pittsburgh Summit on Sept. 24-25, 2009, the leaders determined that the G-20 will replace the G-8 as the "perman....Read More

The climate negotiations are warming up as we get closer to December when a global deal has to be sealed at Copenhagen.....Read More

The Bonn climate talks ended last Friday with little to show by way of results.&nbs....Read More

There is the old story about an American and a Chinese being chased by a tiger, where the punch line is the Chinese tel....Read More

On Monday 30 June, 2008 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released the long awaited National Action Plan on Climate Change ....Read More

Ten thousand people, including yours truly, went to Bali in early December in order to save the planet.....Read More

The political evolution of China is perhaps the most important source of uncertainty for the world economy and for inte....Read More

Climate concerns are very much in the news these days, what with the recent reports from the UN Panel and the Stern Rep....Read More

About ten days ago a controversy erupted about a “We Hate India” site in the social-networking portal Orkut....Read More

Last week the General Assembly of the United Nations held a High-level Dialogue on Migration more than a decade after t....Read More

A little over five years ago the world leaders who had assembled at the United Nations for a Millennium Summit agreed o....Read More

The god who rules over foreign policy must be like Ardhanarishwara, a god who is half man and half woman.....Read More

The Government has recently set up a committee under the chairmanship of K.G. Subrahmanyam....Read More

This week Tunisia hosts a World Summit on the Information Society.  Some 50 or so heads of state or government and a couple of hundred corpora....Read More

In the old days, the beginning and end of a teaching period in a college were often marked by the ringing of a bell. There was a sprawling college ....Read More