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Premature ratification of the Paris Climate Deal-India's climate future at stake?

Considering the fact that India needs to exploit fuel resources to match the growing aspirations of the populace holistically, do you guys think the cabinet has taken a hasty decision? We are way within limits when it comes to the emission of GHG as compared to other developing/developed nations, and abrupt shift towards green energy sources sans adequate funding would definitely impediment our growth rate. Also, I dont think there is a link between ratification of the pact and entry into the NSG.

What are your views on this topic?
An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
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  • Raising demand/import in coal, low output/ sub-critical thermal station

    Despite under emission of GHG, Air pollution is on the rise in metros taking huge toll on children(80k avg death)

    Need to push solar and offshore energy targets. (can use this ratification to counter us-ind solar dispute) more jobs in this sector, good for economy, growth.

    We have 15 year window for this CC target, so it will be a gradual shift.

    Increases credibility of India at global level.





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  • EU is almost ready to ratify the paris deal, with its ratification, the required 55 countries with atleas 55% emissions clause will be fulfilled. So its better f0r India to ratify and atleast shed its obstructionist image as the deal will come into force sooner or later.
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    EU is almost ready to ratify the paris deal, with its ratification, the required 55 countries with atleas 55% emissions clause will be fulfilled. So its better f0r India to ratify and atleast shed its obstructionist image as the deal will come into force sooner or later.

    So why should we follow the "herd mentality"? India needs cheap power for growth at this stage and signing such a crucial deal just to be recognised at world level is not a prudent move I reckon. The government wants to double farmers income by 2022, electrify every village etc and for that we need huuuge supplements of cheap power. Though the idea of generating power from clean resources (175 GW) is both novel and noble, I believe it is not possible for us at this stage. We just cant pump in unlimited resources for clean energy research. We have other (read) important problems to tackle (public health)
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
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  • EU is almost ready to ratify the paris deal, with its ratification, the required 55 countries with atleas 55% emissions clause will be fulfilled. So its better f0r India to ratify and atleast shed its obstructionist image as the deal will come into force sooner or later.

    So why should we follow the "herd mentality"? India needs cheap power for growth at this stage and signing such a crucial deal just to be recognised at world level is not a prudent move I reckon. The government wants to double farmers income by 2022, electrify every village etc and for that we need huuuge supplements of cheap power. Though the idea of generating power from clean resources (175 GW) is both novel and noble, I believe it is not possible for us at this stage. We just cant pump in unlimited resources for clean energy research. We have other (read) important problems to tackle (public health)
    Ratification is conditional based on technology transfer and gcf contribution by developed states . So I think we can go on with our current policies and strive for indcs in case of better funding
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  • It no longer matters since 55% needed would have been with or w/o India ratifying it. Also with India having played a lead part in the discussions leading to the pact, it was desirable that India is not seen as hesitant to ratify it. It would elevate India's global standing. Moreover, linking it with NSG was not right as NSG membership ia nowhere close and negotiations may stretch to several years. Though it is clear in the INDC's that India's nuclear power goal is conditional on it receiving continuous supply of nuclear fuel and support.
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