January 4, 2016

One of the most exciting things to emerge from the climate talks in Paris was the commitment to an unexpectedly ambitious long-term warming target of 1.5˚C. A heroic effort by a group of island nations and less industrialised countries managed to wrestle the diplomatic initiative and insert new text into the treaty, significantly increasing the scale of ambition (despite much foot-dragging by th...

December 7, 2015


At the UN climate talks currently underway in Paris, a delegation of 5 Climate Parliament MPs, representing 5 different Indian political parties, submitted a signed Climate Change Mission Statement to India's chief negotiator, the Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar. Calling for a strong and effective global agreement to limit global temperature rises, the st...

October 5, 2015

A Climate Parliament legislator reflects on how parliamentarians have a key role to play

In 2014, the 20th Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) called on member countries to submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), which are post-2020 targets and goals that each country takes for itself to reduce emissions of greenho...

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