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India Keen on Balanced Climate Change Pact: Prakash Javadekar

Prior to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change meeting, India has started to collaborate with several countries as it profoundly looks forward to guarantee a fair and equalized contract at the summit, scheduled to be held in December.

Union Environment Minister, Prakash Javadekar declared this at the Lok Sabha yesterday.


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He informed that the government was already in the course of confirming its Climate Action Plan after 2020 to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

He added that going in line with the necessity of all accomplices sharing their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) quite before the meeting by October – something that commenced after the Conference of Parties in Lima in 2014, Indian government has adopted a “multi-stakeholder” discourse, involving several industry associations, NGOs, ministries, etc to confirm its INDC report for submission before the stipulated time.

Javadekar further said that India has been encouraging a “strong and ambitious” result in Paris – venue of 2015 Climate Change Conference, as per the standards and requirements of UNFCCC, and has been throwing light on the “strong domestic initiatives” of the new Modi government on climate change.

He added that India has been collaborating with nations belonging in G-77 and BASIC – Brazil, India, China and South Africa besides those nations from the Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) to safeguard the formation of a fair, balanced and far-reaching contract in Paris.

Talking about the greenhouse gas radiations, Javadekar said that India is third globally on the per capita emissions list, as reported by PTI. He further said according to the World Resources Institute (WRI), in per capita emissions in the top ten lists, India occupied the last spot with average emissions of nearly 1.92 tons of carbon dioxide compared to Canada’s 24.6 tons and U.S’s 19.6 tons.

On the other hand, according to Business Standard Arvind Subramanian who is India’s Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) in two notes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has proposed for India to fundamentally change its climate change policy and cooperation approach before the summit in December.

In the notes, Subramanian has advocated India to stop accepting capital help from developed nations to battle the climate change, as is the rule under United Nations and also isolate itself from China, BASIC and LMDC countries as well. He emphasized that India should focus on thwarting their own emissions and join hands with those countries which is rich in coal.


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