Climate Change

Interview

India's Climate Change Forecast

Jairam Ramesh interviewed by Jayshree Bajoria

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh says India plans to outline unilateral greenhouse gas emissions cuts soon. But he says rich states must commit to greater cuts of their own before developing countries can agree on binding global targets.

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Interview

The Future of U.S. Climate Policy

Eileen B. Claussen interviewed by Stephanie Hanson

Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, says U.S. domestic climate legislation might pass in 2010, after Congress deals with health care reform. But a global climate agreement, set to be discussed in Copenhagen in December 2009, is dependent on U.S. policy, she says.

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Must Read

NYT: A Lesson on Warming

If President Barack Obama expected an obstacle-free path to reaching a global--or even a domestic--consensus on climate change then he was in for a surprise at the G8 meeting in Italy, argues a New York Times' editorial. Leaders from developing and industrialized countries differ on proposed reduction targets while a widespread skepticism about the United States' ability to implement substantive reform hangs over the president's negotiations.

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