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India Refuse To Be Bound By New Climate Treaty

May 6, 2015
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By Paul Homewood

 

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/no-legally-binding-climate-change-agreement-under-unfccc-government/articleshow/47163650.cms

 

A slightly opaque report from the Times of India, but it seems to be saying that won’t be bound by any climate agreement this year.

 

NEW DELHI: India not "legally" bound under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and it has been "coordinating" with like minded countries for protecting its own interest in the climate change negotiating fora, government today said.
"There is no legally binding commitment for India under UNFCCC till date. India has been actively engaged in the multilateral negotiations under the UNFCCC.
"The national action plan on climate change (NAPCC) was released in June 2008 to outline India’s strategy to meet the challenge of climate," Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar informed the Lok Sabha.

He said that the new climate change agreement has to be under the UNFCCC and developed countries should take lead in combating climate change as per their mandate under the convention.
"All elements of mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology, development and transfer, capacity building and transparency of action and support have to be treated in a balanced and comprehensive manner in the new climate agreement," Javadekar said.

He said that in the context of pre-2020 ambitions, under the ad hoc working on Durban platform for enhanced actions, the developed countries have been urged to ratify the 2nd commitment period of Kyoto Protocol and revisit their targets in 2014.

 

In other words, the developing countries had no legal obligation to reduce emissions under Kyoto, and India want it to stay that way.

No great surprise there, but it is significant that they are “coordinating” with like minded countries, so that they don’t get picked off individually.

13 Comments
  1. Murray Henley permalink
    May 6, 2015 7:12 pm

    Let’s hope the developping countries will derail the Climate Treaty Juggernaut, thus saving the developped countries from their self-induced delusions.

    The science is not settled, and is is fact wrong. Thus, all actions to reduce CO2 emissions are at best useless and at worst harmful.

  2. Gray permalink
    May 6, 2015 8:47 pm

    Not too promising for Ed’s zero global co2 by 2050 then!

  3. May 6, 2015 8:51 pm

    A hopeful development which could derail this fraud.

  4. May 6, 2015 9:47 pm

    Thanks, Paul.
    Yes, India is being skeptical about this man-made “climate change” thing. This is good news!

  5. AndyG55 permalink
    May 6, 2015 10:38 pm

    India, China, and I suspect soonish, several African countries, will be responsible for continuing to boost the planet’s atmospheric CO2 levels.

    WELL DONE, guys ! 🙂

    Once Germany and/or the UK suffer a catastrophic electricity system failure, hopefully they also will get over their anti-CO2, anti-plant-life agenda and go back the solid dependability of coal, and gas, and maybe some nuclear where appropriate.

    ps, I’m not anti-nuclear, I just can’t see the point of going major nuclear if a country has plentiful supplies of coal and gas or the wherewithal to purchase them.

    • saveenergy permalink
      May 7, 2015 10:37 pm

      @Andy’
      “I just can’t see the point of going major nuclear if a country has plentiful supplies of coal and gas”

      Here’s 3 points to start you off –
      Because oil, coal & gas are finite,
      Because burning them is a dreadful waste of a precious chemical feedstock,
      Because thorium nuclear is abundant & safe, ( the only downside is…..you cant use it to make bombs ).

      • AndyG55 permalink
        May 8, 2015 7:32 am

        We still need to make sure we are replenishing the short-term carbon cycle from sequestered carbon stock.. there is plenty still available.

        We can NEVER allow the CO2 concentration to drop to below 350ppm, ever again, because it will greatly decrease the available CO2 for plant and food growth.

  6. tom0mason permalink
    May 7, 2015 7:18 am

    Politicians are not the world’s brightest people, but at least Indian politicians understand that limiting their options on what it good for their country, on what is good for the majority of Indian people, is a very foolhardy. And there is the difference between this nation and the West — India makes its own decisions unlike cowardly Western leader that stupidly allow the decision process to pass to the UN elitists.
    For India it matters not what ‘action’ the UN advises, rightly and correctly India does what is perceived, judged, and deemed good for their nation. Indian politicians understand that as they were democratically elected it is their responsibility to do what is required, and not off-load this task to the undemocratic (anti-democratic?) UN elitists and their group-think acolytes.

    If only other countries and their leaders could be so wise and enlightened!

    • Herve D permalink
      May 7, 2015 9:00 am

      Excellent. India, China, Russia and some other large countries have elected politicians who care their population’s benefits, both medium and long term. Post WW2, the West had such politicians and we got the “triumphant thirties”. After this time, 1975, elected politicians were exclusively the products of political parties which Unique target is to be elected in order to be legally in power, then caring exclusively about themselves, their political party and satisfy various lobbies having funded election campaigns. These closed circles, media, politicians, Industry, lobbyists, ONG, think tanks, Army and Justice, are working mutually for each others’ to become more wealthy, irrespective of population fate. They call themselves as “elites” !!! What a shame, an elit is someone who is above average intelligent, caring for others and not a dirty selfish crook. They are indeed the “Crooks Band” until a violent popular unrest blow them away.
      Infortunately this is not expectable within next 50 years…

  7. May 7, 2015 12:43 pm

    CO2 is plant food and more is better for life of the planet. Sun cycles 24-26 bring a new grand minimum and bitter cold. The world’s poor need cheap clean energy…time to build molten salt reactors http://www.energyfromthorium.com

    • AndyG55 permalink
      May 8, 2015 7:37 am

      But we must not loose sight of the need to keep the CO2 in the atmosphere certainly above 350ppm, preferable MUCH higher.

      As you say, CO2 is plant food, the more the better.

      That is the only reason that I say we have to be careful with how much Thorium nuclear we adopt.

      We ABSOLUTELY MUST keep de-sequestering Carbon, and the best way is by using coal and gas.

  8. May 7, 2015 8:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Johnsono ne'Blog'as.

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