India won't cut emissions

Oddly, they are going to spend their money on other things, like fighting poverty and boosting economic growth, rather than flushing it down the toilet on pointless “emissions reduction schemes” that will do nothing to change global climate.

India is one of the world’s biggest emitters alongside China, the US and Russia, and the second most populous nation.

But India’s per capita emissions lag far behind rich countries and it feels the developed world should take the lead on tackling climate change.

India cannot and will not take emission reduction targets because poverty eradication and social and economic development are first and overriding priorities,” a statement on behalf of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said.

A legally binding emission reduction target endangers India’s energy conservation, food security and transport, he said.

At least one country has its priorities right.

Read it here.

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