by Ritwik Naidu
7:34pm, 3rd October, 2016
“Earth provides enough to satisfy everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed.” On the happy occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, India joined the Paris agreement by submitting the Instrument of Ratification with a Gandhi seal. For those of you who don’t know about the Paris Agreement, It’s a crucial agreement within the UNFCCC which deals with the emission of greenhouse gases, adaptations or financing starting in the year 2020.
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On 2nd October, India’s permanent representative to the UN ‘Syed Akbaruddin’, submitted the document with immense pleasure because the inclusion of India in this agreement will set a great benchmark in this spectrum. It was very thoughtful of India to submit it on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as to acknowledge the ‘Gandhian way of Living’. India with its entry in the Paris agreement has urged the global community to reduce their Carbon footprints and avoid severe climate changes.
When it comes to global emission , India accounts for approximately 4.1% of the emission. India’s deal claims some really phenomenal statistics. To take up some, India has committed to ensuring that at least 40% of its electricity will be generated from non-fossil sources by 2030. It has urged ‘developed countries’ to take selective measures to control their greenhouse gas emissions so it provides a certain space for the ‘developing’ or the ‘under-developed’ countries.
With this India has taken a step forward in strategizing it’s climate control protocols and be of immense help to the global community. India is a highly populated country and on an individual level, it is very important for us to control the effects of this adverse situation. The very fact that India is a part of this agreement gives us an edge in showing that how much keen we are to help in preventing this crisis with unison.
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