The Climate Summits: Only Pledges and No Reviews


Published on Oct 13, 2015

Newsclick interviewed D Raghunandan of Delhi Science Forum on India’s pledge regarding climate changes negotiations in Paris. The pledge was recently revealed in the documents presented by Prakash Javadekar. The documents contain India’s pledge towards global emission control target which is 33-35 % reduction in emission by 2030. Raghu believes that the stand revealed is the final stand of the government as the cabinet has endorsed it. He argues that the rest of the document is nothing but stretching of the same proposal. He also added that though these various documents presented in climate summits by different nations proposed the two degree criteria but if one looks at the pledges, the target should be around three to 3.5 degree Celsius. Raghu mentioned that these summits were supposed to follow the pattern of making pledges and reviewing it but the latter is not being implemented.


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