March 23, 2023

‘Not just coal, all fossil fuels are responsible for carbon emissions’, India said at COP27

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Sharm El Sheikh: Amid growing demand to end the use of coal, India on Saturday took a strong stand at the United Nations Climate Dialogue (COP27) in Egypt, saying it is not right to make any one fuel a ‘villain’ because natural gas And oil also becomes a major cause of carbon emissions. Making its intervention during the presidential consultation on the decisions taken during COP27, India suggested some points to be included in the decision, saying that all fossil fuels should be phased out in order to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. needs to be terminated.

Sources familiar with the proceedings and India’s intervention said New Delhi urged national circumstances to accelerate the global clean energy transition, noting that “all fossil fuels contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.” India also invited other countries to consider Sustainable Development Goals 12 (SDG 12) on sustainable consumption and production and to promote a global public movement for a climate-friendly lifestyle. There is no basis in the best science available to us yet to classify one of the sources of greenhouse gas as more harmful or to declare it as ‘green and sustainable’ even if it is a source of greenhouse gases.

Expressing deep regret that countries live in an unequal world with huge inequalities in energy use, income and emissions, India drew the attention of the interlocutors to the rapidly shrinking size of the global carbon budget And it needs equal sharing. India said this in the backdrop of the latest Global Carbon Project report, which on Friday noted that the remaining carbon budget has been reduced to 380 GtCO2 (after nine years) for a 50% chance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This will be increased if emissions remain at 2022 levels) and to limit 2°C to 1230 GtCO2. It projected a total of 40.6 billion tonnes (GtCO2) of global CO2 emissions in 2022, which is close to 40.9 GtCO2 in 2019. This was the highest annual carbon emission ever.

Indian negotiators told the COP27 President of Egypt that the Paris Agreement has basic principles of common but distinct responsibilities, sharing and nationally determined climate commitments. These principles need to be strongly emphasized in decisions taken on a subject related to the core points of this conference. Negotiations to decide on the points of origin began on Saturday with countries proposing what they wanted to include in the final deal. Let us tell you that talks at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow last year ended with an agreement to reduce the continuous use of coal in a phased manner instead of phasing out.

Tags: climate change, global warming, Green House Emission

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