India's interests met in Paris climate talks: Javadekar

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India’s interests met in Paris climate talks: Javadekar

“I wanted to make sure I helped make Paris a launch pad and not an end point”, she said. “The Paris agreement meets our broad expectations”, he said. Even if you believe the extremely dubious proposition that somehow the climate “consensus” perfectly understands perhaps the most complicated system on the planet, and can forecast with certitude and in detail what the global temperature will be a century from now, Paris is a charade. With all the understandable criticism of the United Nations for being ineffective and inefficient in many areas, it is worth recalling that only the United Nations is able to unite countries from all over the world with such widely varying interests on a topic as complicated and sensitive as climate change. This is because the rapidly-developing region is ripe for the mass adoption of low-carbon technologies and is well-positioned to take advantage of the Green Climate Fund promised to help developing countries tackle climate change. The overall goal is to keep average global temperatures from rising more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial levels – and ideally, to prevent this warming from topping 2.7 degrees F (1.5 degrees C). The senator said that his committee called on representatives from the agency to testify about the subject ahead of the Paris talks, but they declined. Throughout the course of the negotiations, India engaged constructively and in good faith, he said, adding that the path-breaking alliance will provide an “unprecedented” boost to solar energy development. They pledged to contain the warming of the planet by backing rapidly away from the uncontrolled combustion of fossil fuels. The deal is ambitious without the necessary mechanisms to fulfil that ambition. Just as important, subnational efforts work as carbon-cutting experiments, and many are due to begin right now or over the next two to three years. Stern first raised the idea of the United States joining at a dinner with other ministers in Paris on November 8. President Barack Obama notched a victory on the world stage with the completion of a global climate accord, but the White House still faces resistance at home as Republicans and some US industries push back against the policies underpinning the deal. Though a strict firewall between developed and developing countries is gone, the deal still reflects different capabilities of rich and poor throughout the text, a key Chinese demand. “There was a lot of goodwill by parties to get past this and sign off on the agreement”, he said. George Monbiot also said that the agreement is a disaster. It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. Call for a new mechanism, similar to the Clean Development Mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol, enabling emission reductions in one country to be counted toward another country’s N.D.C. Shri Prakash Javadekar today reiterated that the Paris Agreement is a legally binding agreement that covers all countries, developed and developing, with the aim to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. As these events have proliferated, creating compelling images of the human misery they cause and increasingly contributing to the flow of refugees, so the political risk of failing to act on climate change has increased. After the Paris deal was concluded, the U.S. Congress voted to lift a 40-year ban on crude-oil exports and Indian and South Korean officials confirmed that they will continue to use coal-fired power plants. “The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis”, the president said shortly after the final deal was reached between delegates from almost 200 countries. “What it involves is a longer-term movement toward clean energy”. However, the long-term goal doesn’t specifically mention emissions from fossil fuels, a small win for the Saudis. “I wanted to make sure I helped make Paris a launch pad and not an end point”, she said. “The Paris agreement meets our broad expectations”, he said.Even if you believe the extremely dubious proposition that somehow the climate “consensus” perfectly understands perhaps the most complicated system on the planet, and can forecast with certitude and in detail what the global temperature will be a century from now, Paris is a charade. With all the understandable criticism of the United Nations for being ineffective and inefficient in many areas, it is worth recalling that only the United Nations is able to unite countries from all over the world with such widely varying interests on a topic as complicated and sensitive as climate change.This is because the rapidly-developing region is ripe for the mass adoption of low-carbon technologies and is well-positioned to take advantage of the Green Climate Fund promised to help developing countries tackle climate change.The overall goal is to …
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