Pachauri stresses on R&D to tackle carbon emission
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 17:40
Dubai: Ahead of the Copenhagen summit next month, Rajendra Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has asked governments across the world to encourage research and development in innovation and technology to tackle carbon emissions.

"We need to invest now in the research & development of new technologies to guarantee that long-terms goals can be met," said Pachauri, who will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming World Future Energy Summit, to be held in Abu Dhabi from 18-21 January, 2010.

Pachauri, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 on behalf of IPCC along former US vice president Al Gore, believes governments must take the first step to achieve sustainable energy consumption.

This should be achieved by managing demand, leading to reduced public energy consumption by stimulating lifestyle changes and attaining higher levels of energy efficiency.

"There is significant scope, at the individual and community levels, to avoid wasting energy through changes in behaviour and improving energy efficiency by implementing appropriate technological solutions.

This must of course all be done alongside a shift towards use of renewable sources of energy," Pachauri added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 17:40

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