India won’t waver from UN charter on climate change
It is important to stick to the principle of equity on the issue of climate change as every citizen has an equal entitlement to the global atmospheric space, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said.
New Delhi: It is important to stick to the
principle of equity on the issue of climate change as every
citizen has an equal entitlement to the global atmospheric
space, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said.
"Our position on the global commons and issue of climate
change is clear, principled and consistent. The vast majority
of humanity does not support any dilution of the principles of
equity, common but differentiated responsibilities, and
respective capabilities," he said at a book release function
Ansari made it clear that there was no wavering from
the principle of equity as enshrined in the UN Framework on
Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and Kyoto Protocol.
"We believe that the principle of equity begins with the
individual level and that every citizen of the globe has an
equal entitlement of the global atmospheric space, which is
a common resource of humanity," the Vice President said.
India, despite having 17 per cent of the world population
and a rapidly growing economy, has only four per cent of
global Green House Gas (GHGs) emissions as compared to the US
and China, that account for over 16 per cent each.
The book: `Encircling the Seamless: India, climate
change and the global concerns` has been authored by
A Damodaran, professor of Indian Institute of Management
He said instead of focusing on monitoring, review and
verification (MRV) and of mitigating climate actions there was
a need to emphasis on social mobility and local market based
traditions to tackle the challenge.
Talking about the key points of the books, he said it
explores global environmental negotiations against the
backdrop of complex political relations, the climate change
conventions and multilateral environmental assessments and
their effect on special interest groups.