With rapidly escalating growth in vehicle numbers in India and air quality deteriorating as a result of emissions, environmental research leader TERI has called for stringent vehicular emission and fuel quality norms if future ambient pollution levels are to be brought down.
China said it will not accept any "unilateral and compulsory market measures" announced by the European Union threatening Chinese carriers with fines for non-compliance with its Emissions Trading System (ETS).
Emissions in India and China set to rise as Asia-Pacific region faces mounting challenges in tackling climate change, water scarcity, species extinction and hazardous waste as its economy forges ahead, a UN report has warned.
India`s greenhouse gas emissions
(GHGs) have increased by 58 per cent to 1.9 billion tonnes
between 1994-2009, primarily from coal-based power sector that
nearly doubled its carbon footprint, a study has said.
India on Saturday submitted its
proposed emission intensity cut targets by 20-25 per cent by
2020 to the UN, a day before the world body`s January 31
deadline for submitting the climate change mitigation steps
under the Copenhagen Accord.
Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday signed a law requiring that Brazil cut greenhouse gas emissions by 39 percent by 2020, meeting a commitment made at the Copenhagen climate change summit.
A new research has determined that despite the economic effects of the global financial crisis, carbon dioxide emissions from human activities rose 2 percent in 2008 to an all-time high of 1.3 tonnes of carbon per capita per year.