Far-Right Indian government rejects net zero carbon emission targets

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The far-right Modi government in India has rejected net-zero carbon emission targets.

India, the third-largest emitter of the global carbon production behind the US and China, is under pressure to offer a plan to become carbon neutral by the mid-twenty-first century.

India's environment secretary RP Gupta told to the reporters that announcing plans for net-zero is not a solution to the climate change crisis.

"It is how much carbon you are going to put in the atmosphere before reaching net-zero that is more important," he said.

The US, UK, and the EU have set targets to reach net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, while China and Saudi Arabia have planned to do so by the year 2060.

Representatives from over 200 nations will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12 for climate talks aimed at strengthening steps to combat global warming under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

According to authorities, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the meeting as a symbol that the government is taking climate change seriously. President Xi Jinping of China is not anticipated.

Countries are likely to declare new and improved intermediate objectives for reducing emissions while moving toward net-zero.




Publish : 2021-10-28 11:34:00

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