Tuesday, April 15, 2008

India to follow China's green lead. And: U.N. official urges exemption for China, India

"I don't care who you are, now that's funny"
From Peoples Daily:

Picking up China's lead on global warming last year, India plans to announce its national policy framework on climate change in June, said the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Chairman Rajendra Pachauri.

"It's very encouraging progress to be made by another major developing country following China's similar efforts last year," Pachauri told China Daily during an interview at 2008 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), which wound up yesterday....MORE

And from the Washington Times:

China and India should not have to submit to the same restrictions on carbon emissions that the United States and other developed nations must, the United Nations' top climate negotiator said in an interview.

"I don't think that's realistic," Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the U.N. climate treaty secretariat, said in an hourlong interview with The Washington Times....