Tough talk of this kind should be heard in New York, Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Canberra. But there it is "us", while here it is "India". When it comes to India, the developed nations' heart always wants more.
Would the UN Secy Gen care to comment on the fact that from 1990 to 2017, the developed nations (bar E. Europe) have reduced emissions by a measly 1.7%. They were supposed to do 25-40% by 2020 by IPCC AR4. @DrSJaishankar @ambtstirumurti @moefcc
India's peoples need a fair share of global atmospheric commons, or global carbon space, for development. It is India's foremost strategic asset, one that the people vitally need. Coal will be part of the story. @DrSJaishankar @ambtstirumurti @3rdworldnetwork
IPCC projections based on biased Shared Socio-Economic Pathways (SSP) models. These assume global convergence of GDP per capita (on PPP terms!!) 100 years from now.
SSP models premised on permanent disparity in energy use and incomes between developed and developing nations. SSP scenarios are squarely against developing countries' stance on their climate finance needs, technology transfer and capacity building requirements.
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