07 Apr Reworking net-zero for climate justice (The Hindu, GS-3)
Posted at 07 Apr 2021 in Current Affairs, Environment and climate change, GS Paper III 0 Comments
Context:- after 1981 Global temperature increased sharply, with little contribution from the developing countries.
- During UN climate summit: Narendra Modi stressed a reframing of climate change to climate justice.
- History shows that:- India will meet its Paris Agreement target for 2030, its per-capita emissions are a third of the global average
- Issue in climate justice
- Developed countries dont contribute what they must be
- longer term goals without the strategy
- inequity is built into the Climate Treaty
- case of finance and technology transfer
- models on which global policy recommendations for developing countries are based consider achieving ‘reasonable’ not ‘comparable’ levels.
- Role of infrastructure
- infrastructure has a defining role in human well-being
- There is no substitute to cement, steel and construction material, and worldwide which is the largest contributor
- its young population and late development
- New framework
- Decrease the consumption of meat around the world, india has 4 kg per capita comsumption where as western world has 68 kg.
- Use of coal must be decreased with improvement in the sophisticated technology such as green.