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Climate change conference in Copenhagen and Indian stand
Bella Center, Place of COP15
Climate Change Conference COP15 in Copenhagen
Indian leaders along with World leaders are meeting in Climate change conference COP15 in Bella center, Copenhagen of UN from today December 7, 2009. It is the biggest summit on climate change, global warming and other environment related issues. 192 countries across the globe are participating in this climate change conference.
Copenhagen is hosting this summit many years after the summit in Kyoto, Japan. Indian leaders had participated in Kyoto and now they are in Copenhagen. India is an important country this time as the Chief of the conference spelled out six months back in an interview.
Carbon emission and green house gases are major causes of concern in this conference. Carbon emission has been reaching to an alarming state and every Tom, Dick and Harry have started feeling the threat and heat of global warming. Ecosystem of the earth is really in danger. Temperature rising globally. Glaciers have started melting rising water levels of the seas and oceans.
Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen are discussing on these matters. Indian stand is unique and eye opening in COP 15, Copenhagen. Indian stand will be proved as mile stone in making Copenhagen Hopenhagen
Barack Obama in COP 15, Copenhagen
Copenhagen and Indian stand
Indian stand on carbon emission
Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, has unilaterally declared cut in carbon emission by 20 to 25 percent. This will hopefully put pressure on the United States of America and other developed countries in European Union and other parts of the globe to announce major cuts in carbon emissions. It is a well known fact that developed country emits much more carbon that developing country like India.
India has not claimed any thing in return from the developed countries. It is to be noted that per capita carbon emission of India is much lesser than the United States of America and other industrialized countries.
The declaration has brought large scale debate with in India. Jairam Ramesh, the Minister concerned, is questioned in the Rajya Sabha (Upper house of the Indian Parliament) by the entire opposition. Even two of the main negotiators from India Mr. Dasgupta and Mr. Ghose denied to join the climate change conference in Copenhagen on the previous night of the COP 15. However, Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister negotiated with them and they were finally agreed to join, negotiate and put Indian stand in the conference.
Jairam Ramesh has clarified in the Rajya Sabha (Parliament) that India is not marching back from its previous agenda. He added that India will pursue with two of its most important agendas. Everybody knows that he is keen about environmental issues and cannot compromise on his agenda. The Indians can believe that he will put his agenda clearly and stand firmly in the conference with that agenda.
Indian expectations in Copenhagen
Climate change conference: Indian stand
Per capita carbon emission and Indian stand
India is pursuing with its main agenda of per capita carbon emission. There are vast differences in per capita carbon emissions among countries. Per capita carbon emissions by the developed countries are much more than that of developing countries. India is willing to abolish the gaps and is working for equity. No one should be allowed more of carbon emission and no one should have compromise for the less. It is expected that the countries will agree to narrow down the gap.
Developed countries are major culprits of carbon emissions that causes global warming and climate change and developing nations are the victims of that. This situation must not continue in democratic world, according to the Indian stand. Industrialized or developed countries have to cut their carbon emissions more than the developing countries to bring the equity, as per Indian agenda.
Carbon emission history
Invention of steam engine led Great Britain's industrial revolution in 18th century. Use of steam engines increased carbon emission. Other European countries and the US followed the industrialization process during 18th to 20th centuries. Most of the European Union countries along with the UK and United States of America are liable for carbon emissions in the past two centuries. Few other countries also started emitting more carbon while becoming developed nations.
They have contributed lion's share of carbon emission in the environment historically. According to India, they are liable for green house affect and economic and industrialization history tells the truth. Developing countries likes of China, Brazil, Vietnam and India have started their industrialization process few decades back and do not have a long history of major carbon and green house gases emissions. India wants a compensation by those countries who are liable for these emissions that causes global warming and climate change across the globe.
Climate change conference: Jairam Ramesh
Updates: Climate change conference in Copenhagen and Indian stand
Developed countries tried to impose their agenda in Climate change conference in Copenhagen over developing countries. Both India and China took strong stand against the agenda along with South Africa and some other developing countries.
They walked out of the climate change conference. This step put tremendous pressure on the developed countries. Conference was adjourned for some time. It is absolutely necessary for the rich, industrialized and developed countries to hear the developing countries to make Copenhagen Hopenhagen.
Jairam Ramesh, Environment minister, India has categorically informed the climate change conference that all drafts and texts must be completed by today night i.e. December, 15, 2009. Head of the nations must not discuss on petty things like this. They must be involved in larger issues like political will and final statements etc.
BRIC countries are playing their ball well. Climate change conference will be entering in its final round tonight when head of the nations will join the conference. Let us hope for the best.
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