INDIAN POSITIONS ON COP 21: WHO IS SAYING WHAT?

INDIAN POSITIONS ON COP 21: WHO IS SAYING WHAT?

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The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris is being held from 30 November to 11 December 2015. Due to its size India, India has become the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and global pressure on it to do more to combat climate change is rising. At the same time, a considerable part of its people remains poor, and India’s per capita carbon emissions are just a fraction of those of the developed world or China.

Here we document recent views from India on what the country should do, and is doing, in the climate negotiations at Paris.

INDIAN POSITIONS ON COP 21: WHO IS SAYING WHAT?

Times of India: Climate change and Chennai floods in Paris

According to Indian participants in Paris, the floods in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu are an “example as how the countries like India are victims of climate change that is a result of emissions from rich industrialized nations in the past.”

Amitabh Sinha: India may face coal heat in Paris

According to the correspondent of “The Hindu”’ in Paris, “there were unmistakable signals that India would get singled out over the next two weeks over its plans to expand use of coal to meet its growing energy demands.”

Sunita Narain: Against “climate apartheid”

Sunita Narain, head of the influential environmental think-tank Centre for Science and Environment, fears that Paris will break down the “firewall” between countries responsible for climate change and the developing world.

The Hindu: India to press for equity at Paris

India’s strategy at the Paris Climate Change summit will be to work with emerging economies and press the developed world to concede that responsibility for cutting carbon emissions after 2020 cannot be shared equally by rich and poor nations.

Review

The announcement of India’s climate action goals, is a major step forward to a climate friendly and cleaner economic development path in the country.

INDIAN POSITIONS ON COP 21: WHO IS SAYING WHAT?

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris is being held from 30 November to 11 December 2015. Due to its size India, India has become the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and global pressure on it to do more to combat climate change is rising. At the same time, a considerable part of its people remains poor, and India’s per capita carbon emissions are just a fraction of those of the developed world or China.

Here we document recent views from India on what the country should do, and is doing, in the climate negotiations at Paris.