Project India as a victim of climate change, says panel
|Country must demand a reduction in emissions from rich world|
Develop strategies for moderating
impacts of climate change
Implications of climate change will be serious
NEW DELHI: The eminent need to make it clear that India is a victim of climate change rather than perpetrator and the country should demand a reduction in emissions from the rich world has been highlighted by a parliamentary committee.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on “Global Warming and Its Impact on India,” in its 193rd report presented in Parliament on Tuesday, has said the most immediate, useful and least economically disruptive response to climate change and climate variability is to develop strategies for adapting to and moderating the impacts of climate change.
“We should seek ways to deal with the local impacts of climate change and variability in addition to trying to reduce it at the global level.”
The committee is of the view that the implications of climate change will be serious and devastating but it is within the reach of human society to meet these threats.
Stressing on the need for adaptation to address the impacts of global warming, it recommended that India must adopt carefully selected technology and undertake some mitigation measures as well.
It has recommended inclusion of several measures such as identification of key areas of energy technologies such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, setting up of technology missions to focus on development of cutting edge renewable technologies and attracting investment.
The committee suggested the initiation of a national research agenda on climate change to address the impact of climate change and the setting up of a national institute on climate change to cater to the concerns pertaining to climate change mitigation.“Introduce MRTS in major cities”
The committee felt that the Mass Rapid Transit transport system should be introduced in major cities for integration of public transport services and encouraging the use of energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and light emitting diode (LED).