Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Carbon-heavy growth 'suicide' for India, says climate expert

From AFP via Energy Daily:

High incomes and high carbon dioxide emissions go hand-in-hand all over the world, but the head of the globe's top scientific body on climate change says India can be different.

India is drafting a climate change strategy due next month, ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Bali, Indonesia, in December to begin talks on post-2012 emissions-cuts commitments.

"India shouldn't emulate the path that has been established by developed countries. It would be suicide for us," Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told AFP in an interview.

"If China and India were to follow the same pattern of development you are going to have serious conflict. Where are all the resources going to come from?"...MORE