Saturday, December 5, 2015

#climatechange Rich countries must foot the bill #COP21

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said India is a "challenge" as far as the Paris climate talks are concerned.India could be hold responsible for all failures in Paris.It is important that India’s position reflects both the aspirations and threat of climate change to the developing world.

An article written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Financial Times does partially capture this when he says that "the lifestyles of a few must not crowd out opportunities for the many still on the first steps of the development ladder".

However, India must strongly reflect the views of the poor in the developing countries who are bearing the brunt of climate change. India should start articulating its position in the interest of the poor of the world and not only its own poor.

China contributes approximately 25% of global emissions,followed by US (14%) and EU (10%).According to the data released by World Resources Institute shows India(7%) as the 4th biggest emitter of Greenhouse gases, but far behind the top three.But India's per capita Greenhouse gases emission is far less (2.44%).
India is committed to cutting down emission of greenhouse gases by up to 35% by 2030. Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change – Prakash Javadekar said it on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha.

Replying to a question by Rajan Vichare of Shiv Sena and Gutha Sukender Reddy of Congress in the Lok Sabha, the Union Minister said that India is a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Unfccc).

All the parties have been asked to submit a roadmap that envisages reducing greenhouse gasses up to 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.