India is all set to announce it’s ambitious and comprehensive national contribution to reducing emissions next week. It will coincide with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a very symbolic gesture for a man who believed in the maintenance of ecological balance and using renewable resources.
It is human greed and unbridled industrialization, which has lead to this precarious situation. It will be human intelligence and instinct that will get humanity out of this rut it has landed.
These views were echoed by Environment Minister – Prakash Javadekar in a briefing to the PTI. He added that Mahatma Gandhi was the first thinker who deliberated on means for sustainable development and practices.
India will be submitting its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) in Bonn on October 1st that is the deadline for all nations to submit their commitments. India will declare it in New Delhi coinciding with Gandhi’s anniversary.
Mr. Javedekar said that India will embark on a campaign that will encompass action of all front like increasing use of renewable resources, reducing emission and energy intensity, increasing resilience capacity in states, having more carbon sync.
It will also include the development of less carbon emitting technologies, and so also improving the capacity building of vulnerable countries and underdeveloped nations. India will be a part of the solution to climate change.
Earlier Mr. Javadekar attended a luncheon meeting with UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on climate action. The meeting was attended by leading heads of states and foreign ministers that included France President Francois Hollande and the United States Secretary of State John Kerry and.
A key issue in the Paris Summit in December will be who will be footing the bill. The West has reached a stage of development where it could afford to talk big things about sustainable action to halt climate change.
However, it has not given any commitment about footing the bill. This sentiment was echoed by President Hollande, who said that developed world will have to fulfill their commitment to financing the bill for the Paris talks to succeed.